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General Hardy Boys Discussion => General Hardy Boys POLLS => Topic started by: MacGyver on March 06, 2014, 10:01:30 AM

Title: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: MacGyver on March 06, 2014, 10:01:30 AM
Okay- here is the revised version of this poll. I've added two spinoff series I'd previously forgotten (thanks to tomswift2002 for the reminder about The Hardy Boys UB Supermystery books) and I corrected the number of volumes in the Nancy Drew GD and Hardy Boys UB Supermystery crossover series. (again- thanks to tomswift2002 for the catch.)
       I threw in both of the novelizations from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in with the supplemental spinoff books section, along with the 8 comic books released on earlier Hardy Boys series (The Mickey Mouse Club serials and The Hardy Boys cartoon.)
This particular section can be considered a miscellaneous section, which could incorporate a number of items- I could have listed The Hardy Boys Guide to Life book there, for that matter, but I was trying to stick with fiction rather than nonfiction. And of course, there are still other things- like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew crossover miniature coloring books that were released in Cookie Crisp cereals back in 1978 and probably other things I forgot.
       I didn't bother to list The Hardy Boys video games, though one could argue they tell a story too- but I was relegating this poll to the various book series.
     But hopefully this will be a pretty comprehensive list for The Hardy Boys fiction works. :) 8)
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: MacGyver on March 06, 2014, 10:04:02 AM
The Hardy Boys Supplemental Spinoff category got truncated in its listing- I guess the poll boxes can only hold so many characters. Here's the entire listing:

The Hardy Boys Supplemental Spinoff books (The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook [original and revised], The Hardy Boys Handbook: Seven Stories of Survival, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Supersleuths! 1, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Supersleuths! 2, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Campfire Stories, The Hardy Boys Ghost Stories, and The Hardy Boys activity books, TV show episode novelizations, and TV show-based comic books, etc.)
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: Hardy Sleuth on March 06, 2014, 10:26:46 PM
I voted for
The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories #1-190 (revised)
Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: Be A Detective Mystery Stories
The Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers Graphic Novels
If I had to choose just one it would be: The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories #1-190 ;D

I have a feeling you voted for all of them, right, MacGyver? ;)
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: MacGyver on March 07, 2014, 12:49:20 AM
Of course! I love them all. :) 8)
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: Da Gray Man on November 05, 2016, 04:11:14 AM
If you don't say Casefiles you are wrong haha.
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: MacGyver on November 07, 2016, 03:32:53 PM
Not at all- everyone's free to their own preferences. :) 8)
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: THartmann9374 on February 07, 2017, 07:36:55 AM
I voted for Hardy Boys Mystery Stories & Digests (revised text) and Casefiles.
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: MacGyver on February 07, 2017, 07:59:45 AM
Cool- those are the books I grew up reading (along with some of the Original text stories), so those are definitely some of my favorites. I love The Hardy Boys in general and I'm happy to read them all- but even so, I have a certain fondness for the original stories and Digests and Casefiles too.
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: CalvinKnox on December 22, 2017, 02:56:57 PM
My 1st would be the Original text.
2nd: first ~60 Casefiles
3rd: revised G&D
4th: 59-~80 S&S
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: MacGyver on December 22, 2017, 11:01:55 PM
That's cool- pretty good mix there. Have you read all of the original series and the Casefiles then?
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: CalvinKnox on December 23, 2017, 01:02:52 PM
I have read about 30 of the original texts, most of the casefiles, all G&D revised and most of the first S&S digests.  I liked the continuity and details in most of the early casefiles, but after #55 there aren't really any that I really loved.  I also enjoyed some of the early digests like Outlaw's Silver, Submarine Caper, Cave-in... 
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: MacGyver on December 23, 2017, 02:50:04 PM
I've read the entire original series from #1-190 (revised text mostly and some original text) along with all the Casefiles and Supermysteries (1988 series) and others.
   I enjoy them all but I can see how one might prefer the early Digests- those have 20 chapters and mysteries that seem a bit deeper somehow than later Digests.
But speaking as someone who's read them all, I do enjoy all of them and have a number of favourites from the later numbers just as much as I have favourites from the earlier ones too.
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: CalvinKnox on December 24, 2017, 03:58:28 PM
It isn't all black and white for me, I like Trouble in Warp-space better than the original text Disappearing Floor for example.  And #127 Dead in the Water better than #34 Final Cut.  I think that the more chapters leaves more room for details, which I like, but I would like to get a copy of Farming Fear which is a much later digest.
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: MacGyver on December 24, 2017, 05:12:11 PM
Farming Fear is a really neat book because it features Chet and Iola and their parents in a mystery on the Morton farm.
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: tomswift2002 on December 24, 2017, 11:30:14 PM
Farming Fear is a really neat book because it features Chet and Iola and their parents in a mystery on the Morton farm.
Actually it's not the Morton's farm of the Original series.  It is Chet and Iola's grandparent's farm.
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: MacGyver on December 24, 2017, 11:57:42 PM
Okay- I'd forgotten that detail. It's been a while since I've read it.
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: CalvinKnox on December 29, 2017, 10:23:18 PM
Since I am a farmer, I enjoy HB books that feature farms.  Is Farming Fear out of print?
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: tomswift2002 on December 30, 2017, 06:10:48 PM
“Farming Fear” is in print as an ebook; the physical book has been out of print for a little while.
Title: Re: Favorite Hardy Boys book (Corrected Poll)
Post by: Hardy Sleuth on January 05, 2018, 03:22:53 PM
I found Farming Fear at a used book sale, it's really good, cool action scenes. 8)