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Publisher's Summary

When the Hardy Boys set out to solve the mystery of their missing chums, they discover a gang hide-out in a cave on an island along the way.
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©1990, 1962, 1955, 1928 Simon & Schuster, Inc.; (P)2002 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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"A full repertoire of music and sound effects are used throughout the story to help push the action and set the atmosphere." (AudioFile)

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Enjoyable Hardy Boys sleuthing around Bayport

Not the strongest entry in the "canon," but an enjoyable mystery set along the ocean around Bayport. Two of Frank and Joe's best buds go missing and the Hardy Boys try to locate them while finding linkages with a bank heist crime that their father is trying to solve. Entertaining sleuthing goes on and even if it's not the most exciting or exotic of the series, it is still very entertaining and relaxing to listen to, especially if you, like I, grew up reading every volume in the series. Bill Irwin does an excellent job reading and speaking as each of the characters, and there are just enough sound effects and a soundtrack to add some atmosphere.

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Nostalgia

I read most of the Hardy Boys books when I was a boy - but not this one.
I felt like a was a kid again! Very well done.

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  • Curt
  • Vancouver, WA
  • 04-08-17

Another thrilling adventure

Would you consider the audio edition of The Missing Chums to be better than the print version?

No, but an equal.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Chet, he really kind of reminds me of myself

Which character – as performed by Bill Irwin – was your favorite?

Frank and Joe

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I like the boating scenes

Any additional comments?

The Hardy boys never disappointment in the keeping it thrilling department

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good listen

my three children love these. The music adds to the thrill and suspense. Will continue to listen.

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Get it now

Definitely went above my expectations. Bill Irwin read very well!
Most memorable moment is when Gertrude meets Alf! Get it!

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  • Susan
  • LEBANON, PA, United States
  • 12-30-14

Love Hardy Boys and Bill Erwin

I thoroughly enjoyed these books that were favorites from my childhood. Bill Erwin is an excellent narrator!! I cannot imagine anyone being disappointed in these audiobooks.

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  • Amazon
  • SOUTH ORANGE, NJ, United States
  • 03-29-11

This Was My Favorite

Times may change but Frank and Joe remain the same. I listened with my son and he liked it too, but still went back to "wimpy kid" stories.

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  • South Orange, NJ, United States
  • 12-05-08

One of the Better "Hardys"


Okay - they're all pretty formulaic - but this one is a little less predictable than most. And the supporting cast gets to shine a little more than they usually do.

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  • Reginald pelle
  • 05-26-16

Great!

Another great mystery from The Hardy Boys! Always searching and seeking, until they find out and solve the case.