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What was the first Hardy Boys series you read?

Originals (Blue Spines)
5 (33.3%)
Digests
1 (6.7%)
Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Super Sleuths
0 (0%)
Casefiles
3 (20%)
Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Supermystery '88
2 (13.3%)
Hardy Boys/Tom Swift Ultra Thiller
0 (0%)
Undercover Brothers
3 (20%)
Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Supermystery '07
1 (6.7%)
Other
0 (0%)

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Offline Sam Spade

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1st series...
« on: August 03, 2008, 06:47:02 PM »
I'm not sure if there is already a topic for this, but, please vote anyway if you want to. :)


The first Series I ever read were the Casefiles. The first HB book I ever read was #7 Deathgame.
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 07:22:15 PM »
The Undercover Brothers.

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2008, 07:23:10 PM »
The first one I read was Terror on Tour.

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2008, 08:33:31 PM »
The first one I read was ND HB crossovers 07
"Hey! Don't do that here. You'll mess up my bedspread."
Rolling his eyes, Joe sat on the window sill and started sawing.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 07:15:32 AM »
The first Hardy Boys book that I ever read was the 1959 The Tower Treasure from the flashlight Original series.  And I first got that book on Tuesday, March 15, 1994.  I didn't read my first Casefiles till March 1995 when I borrowed Cold Sweat from the Chalk River Public Library.
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 09:09:38 AM »
The first series I read was the Blue Spines. My father had a bunch that he gave me. The first book I read was While the Clock Ticked, because I thought the cover art looked cool. I was only 4 at the time. I learned how to read on Bernstein Bears, Little Monsters, and Hardy Boys.
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2008, 04:18:00 PM »
A couple of the '88 ND/HB Supermystery series! Operation: Titanic and Process of Elimination.

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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2008, 04:59:35 PM »
The first series I read was the Blue Spines. My father had a bunch that he gave me. The first book I read was While the Clock Ticked, because I thought the cover art looked cool. I was only 4 at the time. I learned how to read on Bernstein Bears, Little Monsters, and Hardy Boys.
I guess you read the revised text of While The Clock Ticked first?  Or was it the original text?

And does anyone remember what their Second Hardy Boys book that they ever read was?  For me, it was The Melted Coins (1944).
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2008, 05:52:28 PM »
revised What Happened at Midnight, second one was revised Tower Treasure
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2008, 12:05:34 AM »
I guess you read the revised text of While The Clock Ticked first?  Or was it the original text?

And does anyone remember what their Second Hardy Boys book that they ever read was?

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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2008, 09:58:00 AM »
I started at #1 The Tower Treasure and kept in order till after #15 somewhere, then read what ever I could find at used book shops.

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2008, 05:18:13 PM »
The  second one I ever read was Terror on Tour.
"Hey! Don't do that here. You'll mess up my bedspread."
Rolling his eyes, Joe sat on the window sill and started sawing.
"Thank you, Joe."
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2008, 12:27:19 PM »
My first one was Digest Panic on Gull Island. I think my second as The Flickering Torch.

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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2008, 12:39:49 PM »
My first was the revised text of The Hardy Boys #2 ''The House on the Cliff''. I read about 20 more revised originals before I read any other Hardy Boys book.

When I first heard that Iola was killed in the ''Dead on Target'', I was so shocked I told myself I would never read a Casefile...but within a few months, a bit bored at a friend's house, I picked a copy of Casefiles #6 ''The Crowning Terror''. I ended up reading the first few chapters, and later burrowed the book from another friend, and have been a Casefiles fan ever since.


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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2008, 03:56:25 PM »
My first was the revised text of The Hardy Boys #2 ''The House on the Cliff''. I read about 20 more revised originals before I read any other Hardy Boys book.

When I first heard that Iola was killed in the ''Dead on Target'', I was so shocked I told myself I would never read a Casefile...but within a few months, a bit bored at a friend's house, I picked a copy of Casefiles #6 ''The Crowning Terror''. I ended up reading the first few chapters, and later burrowed the book from another friend, and have been a Casefiles fan ever since.



For me, with the Casefiles, my mom didn't want me to be reading books with the word "Dead" in the title. So, finally she allowed me to check out Cold Sweat from the Chalk River library, and that was quickly followed by the Operation Phoenix Trilogy from the Keys School Library in Deep River.
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