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The Missing Chums (Hardy Boys, Book 4)...

Title : The Missing Chums
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ISBN : 9780448089041
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Missing Chums Reviews

  • Michael Finocchiaro
    2019-04-07 06:46

    A great Hardy Boys adventure featuring bank robbers, a kidnapping and lots of fun and adventure on the Sleuth. One of our favourites featuring Chet and Tony!

  • Brandon Forsyth
    2019-04-11 06:57

    Yikes. Even allowing for the five-plus decades that have passed since this was published, this is just a mess. It's shocking that the Hardy Boys made it to even one more adventure, never mind hundreds and hundreds. I had some occasional ironic fun with how the times they have a-changed (sure boys, let's let you get kidnapped by the bank robbers), but there's very little to recommend here. Leave your fond memories of Frank and Joe in the past.

  • Fredrick Danysh
    2019-04-18 01:37

    The Hardy boys attempt to find two missing friends who disappeared while driving down the coast. A great adventure tale from the mid-twentith century without the modern profusion od drugs, profanity, violence, and sex.

  • Coolman
    2019-04-19 03:47

    The Missing Chums Another Hardy Boys book. This time Chet and Tony are captured by smugglers. It all started after Frank's date Callie Shaw was holding a party. After, Chet and Tony decided to walk together and talk. When the Hardy Boys leave the party, they see that Chet and Tony are missing. Yes it is true that their car was still there. And since no clues to their sudden disappearance were found the two boys and Chet Morton's sister Iola worried. Where could they have gone? The plot of this book is based on the search for their chums and the obstacles that they encounter. This was a spectacular book and I recommend it to young readers who get captivated by mystery books. If you like this one be sure to ready the many more to come. I would rate this book a 6/5 because it was better than most books.

  • Duncan
    2019-04-17 00:48

    The kids and I read this together and was a trip down memory lane for me.

  • Claire
    2019-04-13 04:52

    sweet i finished it in 2 days that how interesting it was

  • Patb
    2019-04-07 22:36

    Listened in car with my 83 year old dad on a road trip. Conversation in car:Dad - I bet there is going to be either a cave or a tunnel that the boys find!Me - I bet many things will happen Suddenly!

  • Jennie Shook
    2019-04-12 05:45

    A fun little book filled with action and adventure.

  • Khaled Talib
    2019-03-31 23:40

    My first as a kid in the series.

  • Samantha
    2019-03-20 02:54

    This one had the Hardy boys looking for their two best friends, or at least two friends one of them that you see more of throughout the series (ie. Chet), who've gone missing after a costume party. Although I think this one was great, they wove three mysteries into one and that at times made things rather confusing and frustrating.

  • Nathaniel
    2019-04-10 05:41

    This book is like the others but it has a lot more confusion.

  • Michael Emond
    2019-04-10 23:55

    I can't tell you how long it was since I read these as a boy, but I twas given this edition for my seventh birthday and I just read it to my daughter after she turned eight. Does it hold up? As a book for young readers to start reading with - yes. Some of the terms from this older edition are anachronistic but it isn't too bad. What I loved about it then (and now) are the fact that each chapter ends on a "cliffhanger" or "exciting reveal" to get you to want to continue reading. Since there are 20 chapters, some are a bit forced but they are still effective. I love the easy reading style, the easy to follow plot, and the mysteries are fun, if a bit simplistic. There are a few "oh come on" moments in the novel (E.g. Their father letting the Hardy boys get kidnapped to prove the men are kidnappers? Then waiting to rescue them "just in case some more thieves turned up" but not alerting the boys about this change in plans so they almost get killed trying to escape on their own? Come on). So I would never say this is high art or there is perfect logic in the mystery. But for what it is - a mystery book for children and early readers - it is darn near perfect. A nice surprise to see how much fun it was to read to my daughter and revisit this book (and the others in the series) that were a big part of my young summer vacations.

  • Dan Kelly
    2019-04-06 22:50

    The Hardy Boys do it again! This time their crime-ridden town is afflicted by smugglers... or hobos... or drunken boat pilots. Something like that. Their good friends The Fat Kid and The Non-Italian Kid are kidnapped. Gorilla, magician, skeleton, and crazy hermit costumes are involved, as well as some light bondage, bum fights, and very expensive Japanese radios. Frank and Joe, who I believe may be the same person, ala Fight Club, stop a nationwide crime wave by putting their heads together and tackling a guy done in by his addiction to soda-pop. At least their dad managed to not get caught, beaten, or starved this time, though he apparently forgot to prevent his sons' kidnapping. Again. Why does anyone hire that idiot, and how can he afford the Hardy Boys' sweet rides? Local incompetent Police Chief Cowlick (sp.?) once again sits on his ass in his office until the Hardy Boys do all the heavy lifting, while Frank and Joe's sexless girlfriends Iola and Callie do their part to show kid readers that girls are completely useless.

  • Jim
    2019-04-13 00:39

    This was a blast from the past & well done with just a few sound effects to bring the story to life. Well read. I never read much of the Hardy Boys as a kid, but occasionally I'd get stuck some place with nothing else or better. Even as a kid, I quickly learned the formula. It was kind of fun revisiting them, though. I doubt I'll want to read another in the foreseeable future, but they are an important piece of Americana. They have a pretty interesting history of their own. Wikipedia has a pretty good write up here:

  • Josh Montgomery
    2019-04-13 04:54

    While Frank and Joe are heading to their friend Callie's party they hear on their radios that there was just a bank robbery. So after the party they decide to go and try to catch the bad guys and put them in jail. later on they find out that their two best friends (chums) have been kidnapped. I recommend this book to people who love a good mystery and even to people who love action. The Missing Chums by Franklin W. Dixon is in between action driven and character driven book you decide. I think that's the secret ingredient to Franklin's success with this series.

  • Ellen
    2019-04-04 22:32

    I should really give this 4 stars because of the title, but the story is only 3 stars. I enjoyed it well enough. If you like the Hardy Boys, it's worth the read. If you don't, you should. Or at least like Nancy Drew.

  • Ian
    2019-04-09 23:54

    These books are amazing, if you love a Juicy Mystery Book about Teen Detectives following their professional detective fathers path, with horror, suspense and crime, then this is right up your alley!

  • Jonathan Asif
    2019-03-23 01:29

    My favorite part about this book is when Joe jumps off the boat and leaves some of his friends on the boat. I like it a lot.

  • Ruthie Jones
    2019-04-03 01:57

    I read the Hardy Boys books (and Nancy Drew) when I was a child. The stories are old fashioned, but that's why I like them so much.

  • Jim Sampson
    2019-03-30 01:33

    Great series. I read these many years ago. would read them over and over. Loved the stories.

  • Shaunak
    2019-03-21 01:59

    Intriguing plot loved it!

  • Hardy Boy
    2019-03-21 22:40

    i also think its awesome still missing a quarter of the book i think sutton,stark and another guy i forgot his name.

  • Darryl Cole
    2019-04-01 22:48

    I have read most of this series over the years. These were the books that first got me interested in mysteries, and I've never read a book from this series that i haven't liked.

  • Powers Family
    2019-04-10 02:45

    Ben is ripping through these which tells me he is enjoying them. I'm having a hard time telling how much though.

  • Indah Threez Lestari
    2019-03-19 22:32

    670 - 2013

  • Christian
    2019-04-14 22:36

    I like this book a lot. It had a bank robbery, and it was very mysterious. I like how it ends. Jenna, have you read this book?

  • Rex Libris
    2019-04-19 04:40

    To take the heat off of the chase, the bank robbers kidnap the Hardy Boys. But wait, it is not Frank and Joe they get, but Chet and Biff. Needless to say, the boys will not sit idly around while their friends are missing.Frank and Joe get roughed up, but not KO's So the count is:This book: 0The series: 2

  • Laura
    2019-04-14 23:43

    I love Nancy but read little Hardy Boys. With two boys of my own I thought, why not? The serial formula is pretty much exactly the same, without the girl power. I'll encourage the kids to give them a try, but I'm afraid they'll compare to the new, modern HB graphic novels. The 60's charm I love will not be appreciated.

  • Jeffrey Falk
    2019-04-16 00:51

    The rating is for the 1962 revision/abridgment/rewrite, not the superior 1928 original text/story (which is substantially different).

  • Peggy
    2019-03-20 23:30

    Read to my son