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Secret of the Red Arrow

Hardy Boys Adventures, Book 1
Narrated by: Tim Gregory
Series: Hardy Boys Adventures, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Something is not right in Bayport. After a series of unfortunate (yet harmless) pranks, it looks like Frank and Joe have caught their suspect surprisingly early. Their classmate, Seth Diller, has taken his love of filmmaking a bit too far. But shortly after Frank and Joe confront Seth, there are fresh outbreaks of Seth-like pranks. Except these aren't as harmless. After a bit of investigating, the Hardy Boys uncover evidence of the Red Arrow - a group that will stop at nothing to bring chaos and crime to Bayport's peaceful existence.

In the most dangerous case they have ever taken on, it's up to Frank and Joe to find the Red Arrow - before it finds them first.

©2013 Aladdin (P)2015 Oasis Audio

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Absolutely amazing

Three words “ amazing, funny 😁, brilliant “. And also I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book 📚 so much

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Where are the original Hardy Boys

Who suggested it would be a good idea to update the Hardy Boys with iPhones and guns? Do you really think I would like to play this rubbish to my son?

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  • A. Congdon
  • 15-01-18

Best book ever 💖

I love this book it is the best me and my brother love it we get no sleep cuz were up all night listening to it ✌

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-09-17

Not the Hardy Boys you remember

Missing ALL of those classic Hardy Boy characteristics..... No jalopies, no gang of friends, and very little cleverness

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  • Bob Shields
  • 20-07-19

Wow Franklin is still able to write

I’m just amazed that Franklin W Dixon is still writing. He is over 100 years old,if he is still alive. Oops there have been many Franklin W Dixon. He/she is not a real person. I enjoyed the original series the first book is OK, but is obviously and attempt to retread an old tire. This technique is worked well in the movie industry. Why shouldn’t audible/Amazon do the same thing. Does anyone feel that using the name Franklin W Dixon is a bit deceptive? I do!

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  • AB
  • 13-11-18

Good and easy read

This book is a good and quick listen. It will entertain you if that’s what you’re looking for or it will help with A.R if that’s what you need it for .

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-05-16

still worth reading

the mystery is ok. I like the original that I grew up reading better

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  • Steve
  • 13-08-19

Disappointed

It was painful to sit through the reading of this book. i grew up with the first Hardy Boy books then with the "case files" edition. I did not enjoy this author's version of the famous Hardy boys.

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  • MJ
  • 21-07-19

As a long time fan I enjoyed it

I have loved the Hardy Boys ever since I could read the books. Loved the original series. But also enjoyed the more updated ones and the more recent ones where they worked for a teen. Crime fighting organization. In that series it was similar to this one in the fact that they narrated back-and-forth. If they did get rid of all of their side characters. But kept Frank and Joe‘s personality is true

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  • J. Davis
  • 08-03-19

Perfect for a road trip

Driving for 8 hours with two little in the car...this offered a great opportunity to escape from the devices we surround ourselves with. The kids were fully invested in who done it! We had several discussions that led us to pause the story at least every chapter, and ask questions. The narrator was great, and kept us interested, and didn't vier from character cadence. We can't wait for the next book.

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  • Jay S.
  • 18-02-18

Jarring

What did you like best about Secret of the Red Arrow? What did you like least?

It's hard to imagine that this was written by the same author as the original series. My son and I have been listening to the first 5 books of the original series and they have all the charm of 1950's America in a small town. The modern references in this book were jarring and The made up story about how the Hardy Boys cant practice "sleuthing" anymore seems contrived and unlikely. Too many people were suing them? Really. And what happened to their dad? He is writing books now and retired as well?

Would you recommend Secret of the Red Arrow to your friends? Why or why not?

No, not really.

Was Secret of the Red Arrow worth the listening time?

No

Any additional comments?

Listen, I love this author but it really seems he should have quit while he was ahead. I don't want to hear about Jo watching his phone too much or uploading you-Tube videos. The original serious was great, just leave the Hardy Boys In Pleasantville!

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  • N. Evans
  • 25-01-18

Good clean reading<br />

This book was interesting and funny. The Hardy boys do not stop, mysteries need solving.

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