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The Worst Casefiles
« on: December 03, 2008, 07:05:26 PM »
Post your list of what you consider to be the worst casefiles, and post the reasons. You also post books that meny people think are the worst but are not that bad, agian post your reasons!

Worst

Cold Sweat:
Chet was a HUGE jerk in this one, making me not feel sorry for Chet when he gets sent to the hospital. Also, the book lacked action and half of the clifhangers were talking.

Toxic Revenge:
Boring, and there is barly any action. Plus, the main bad guy gives up without a fight. In fact the preview page accutily comes form the end of the book before the Hardys confront the main bad guy.

Dead Man In Deadwood:
Sadly, the cool scene on the cover neaver happens in the book. It's a good bedtime story because you will fall asleep while reading it! Basicly, someone gets get killed, there is a bunch of talking, and the reader dies of boredom!

Shock Jock:
A very boring book. The gang is arested halfway through the book, distorying all chance of action, and all the bad person does to the Hardys is make them ride in the car.

Mission Myhem:
This isn't even a casefile, this is a digest packiged as a Casefile. It as no action whatsoever.

Books that are thought to be bad but arn't:

Cave Trap:
I picked up Cave Trap because it was siad to be the worst book ever, but it wasn't. The Hardys find themselfves in a lot of action, and get in some major fights. The book isn't boring at all, and there is quite a few casefiles worse then it.

Acting Up:
It's an awsome book. Despite the fact that there isn't a murder, it makes up for it with lot's of action.




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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 10:14:26 PM »
http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=817.0

Here are my top 5 worst Casefiles:

Cave Trap: Extremely long and boring story.  Absolutely no action and the plot was really pointless.  Where was the case?  It is surprising that this was one of four Casefiles reprinted in the UK as Undercover Brother titles, but I guess that it goes to show that even S&S UK considers the book to be as bad as the Undercover Brothers series.

Survical of the Fittest: I rate this story at the same ranking on my posts in the Top Ten Casefiles discussion: #121 (I listed the two trilogies as one story).  Again, the plot was very weak and it was drawn out to the point where it just got pointless and you were left wondering what exactly it was that had sent the Hardys out on this case after only 10-15 pages.  There was absolutely no action in this story.  The Hardys get stranded in the desert and have to fight for survival.  Also, from all the copies I've seen, apparently no one at the S&S printing place cared about the book because every single copy has the spine lettering slanted and angling towards the front cover.  Was there even a case in this book?

Deadfall:  I don't think the author had much stamina in this book.  This is one of the rare books within the first 66 volumes of the Casefiles that is actually considered the worst of the worst.  The Hardys are trying to solve the murder of a political activist, and really get nowhere fast.

Cliff-Hanger: The Hardys go to the Himalayas and climb an iceberg.  Absolutely no action and was there even a case in this book?  And the cover didn't exactly added to the story, although that is the only colorful thing in the whole book.

Deadman In Deadwood: This book was suppose to be the immediate follow-up to Virtual Villainy, but it didn't live up to the action in the previous book (infact the Hardys are heading home from San Francisco and are passing through Deadwood in this book).  What exactly was the mystery?  I remember the Hardys ending up at an old Indian burial place, but otherwise the story was pretty forgettable.
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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2008, 06:06:50 PM »
As I said, I didn't find Cave Trap that bad at all, but then again, 2 books from your top thrwity are on my worst list.  I really don't think Cave Trap is really as bad as you say it is. I found the case easy to follow, and in my opion it was far from boring, however diffrent people have diffrent ideas on what is good.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 08:14:38 PM »
The majority of Hardy Boys fans consider Cave Trap to be one of the two all-time worst books in the Casefiles series and the Hardy Boys series in general.
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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 07:52:35 AM »
I'm not calling it the best book ever, it would be right after flesh and blood neer the worst books. However, I've read a lot worse, a lot worse. To tell the truth, I could understand everything, and it only took be an hour to read. I not planning to read it agian, but I'd give it a 5 out of ten. Rocky Road is also considered to be the worst, yet (not counting ATAC fans) one network fan acttuly liked the book.

Just asking, how long ago since you read Cave Trap? Cause the case was quite obvous, they were trying to ffind out who was trying to sabbotoge the expdiction.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2008, 09:59:45 PM »
I want to check Ebay for the Hybrib version of Cave Trap.

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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2008, 07:15:50 PM »
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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2008, 06:17:27 PM »
Opps, I forgot a Worst book:
Street Spies: A boring book with almost no action= pointless junk. Read Danger Zone intead.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2008, 08:43:02 PM »
''Street Spies'' is quite good, in my opinion.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2008, 07:43:08 AM »
I would not mind street spies, if it hadn't been for Danger zone. Danger Zone was awsome, and had lot's of action. So Street Apies should have been the same. It wasn't, it was boring.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2008, 05:06:55 PM »
I don't get why ''Danger Zone'' and ''Street Spies'' "should have been the same".

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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2008, 12:03:14 PM »
I don't get why ''Danger Zone'' and ''Street Spies'' "should have been the same".
I mean action wise. Danger Zone was awsome action wise, but Street spies was boring, with way too much long talking sences. Street spoes should have had a lot of action, like Danger zone.

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2008, 06:05:56 PM »
But why are you even connecting ''Danger Zone'' and ''Street Spies''? I mean they're both Casefiles but...

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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2008, 07:37:06 AM »
But why are you even connecting ''Danger Zone'' and ''Street Spies''? I mean they're both Casefiles but...
They both have MUX in them!

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Re: The Worst Casefiles
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2009, 02:56:16 AM »
I thought Street Spies was good, but I don't remember how much talking there was or if the pacing was bad or not.

Some cases are like that though. In real life, lots of investigations run that way. Not everything is action-packed.

But this is fiction/entertainment I guess.