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HIDDEN MICKEY: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales! (Hidden Mickey, volume 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nancy Temple Rodrigue , David W. Smith
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Book Description

HIDDEN MICKEY: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales! is the first in a series of action-adventure mysteries about Walt Disney and Disneyland®, for adults, teens, and tweens age 10+.


TWO FRIENDS FIND WALT DISNEY'S LOST DIARY


Who knew it would lead them on a wild cross-country search filled with discoveries — about the famous man, his life, and about themselves.


THE DIARY HINTS OF A HIDDEN TREASURE


Beth, Adam's former girlfriend, was fired from her beloved job at Disneyland® thanks to Adam. Now he needs her help in untangling a web of clues that Walt left behind. Can she put their past aside and work with him again? Can the three friends decipher the eccentric clues that Disney himself may have ingeniously devised?


WHO ELSE IS SEEKING THE TREASURE?


As the clues lead them closer to their goal — and deeper in the legacy of Walt Disney himself — will they find some long-lost treasure?


IS THIS ONE FINAL ILLUSION BY THE WORLD'S GREATEST STORYTELLER?


Anyone who loves all-things Disney® will be swept up in the intrigue of the sometimes subtle, sometimes obscure, and always amazing facts surrounding one of the most recognized, beloved and ingenious men of all time. Walk in the shoes of our intrepid treasure hunters as they scavenge historical records and discover amazing connections, while they seek out what Walt may have left behind.

Once hooked, you'll devour the other books in the series.

The fans asked, and Nancy listened! She continues the Hidden Mickey saga with a new series, HIDDEN MICKEY ADVENTURES!

Hidden Mickey novels were named TOP SELLERS at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Tucson Festival of Books, and Disney's D23 Expo.


Editorial Reviews

Review

attention riveting novel from first page to last and highly recommended.

There is a new and popular action/adventure category as represented by the National Treasure films and such television series as Unnatural History. The first full length novel of this new brand of entertainment is Hidden Mickey: Sometimes Dead Men Do Tell Tales!, a collaborative 482-page work of imaginative fiction by Nancy Temple Rodrigue and David W. Smith which is set against the backdrop of Disneyland. Three friends accidentally come across the long lost diary of Walt Disney and finds hints of a hidden treasure. Following a series of complicated clues which they must decipher, they set off in pursuit involving scattered historical records and subtle connections. What they will find is as imaginative as everything else that the great Walt Disney left as his enduring legacy to the world. Superbly written, Hidden Mickey is an attention riveting novel from first page to last and highly recommended, wonderfully entertaining reading.

Midwest Book Review --midwestbookreview.com/sbw/aug_10.htm#Fiction

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National Treasure set in Walt Disney's past!

Really that about sums up this fun, trivia filled romp thru Disneyland and the history of how Walt got started.
The two main characters remind me a lot of the protagonists from Sideways.
What also pleasantly suprised me is that the authors managed to come up with some Disney factoids that even I didn't know.
True, the authors are not going to be waiting breathlessly by the phone for a call from Sweden come the day the Nobel Prize in literature is announced. But who cares?
It's treasure, it's Disney, it's fun!!!

By Wulfstan, San Jose, CA (Amazon Top 500 Reviewer / Vine Voice) --Amazon.com - profile for Wulfstan

--Amazon.com

I really enjoyed this book.

This is a treasure hunt adventure book with a touch of romance. It is also a loving tribute to history of Walt Disney the man and the early history of Disneyland. The books goes back and forth between a fictionalized version of Walt Disney s life and two Disney fans who have found a hidden diary from Walt which leads them on a treasure hunt. It has great Disneyland trivia and encourages you to try to solve each clue as you go.
I really enjoyed this book. As a true Disneyland fan, such a book is almost irresistible, in fact. It is a bit of wish fulfillment book with very idealized young men getting to do and see Disneyland history and souvenirs that anyone who loves Walt Disney s works would wish to do as well.
If you are planning to travel to Disneyland this would be a good book for anyone teenager or older to read in order to learn more about Disneyland while in a fictional adventure. More fun than reading a history book or travel guide.

Kim K., San Diego, CA USA - English Ph. D. --double-Rbooks.com/reviews

National Treasure set in Walt Disney's past!

Really that about sums up this fun, trivia filled romp thru Disneyland and the history of how Walt got started.
The two main characters remind me a lot of the protagonists from Sideways.
What also pleasantly suprised me is that the authors managed to come up with some Disney factoids that even I didn't know.
True, the authors are not going to be waiting breathlessly by the phone for a call from Sweden come the day the Nobel Prize in literature is announced. But who cares?
It's treasure, it's Disney, it's fun!!!

By Wulfstan, San Jose, CA (Amazon Top 500 Reviewer / Vine Voice) --Amazon.com - profile for Wulfstan

--Amazon.com

I really enjoyed this book.

This is a treasure hunt adventure book with a touch of romance. It is also a loving tribute to history of Walt Disney the man and the early history of Disneyland. The books goes back and forth between a fictionalized version of Walt Disney s life and two Disney fans who have found a hidden diary from Walt which leads them on a treasure hunt. It has great Disneyland trivia and encourages you to try to solve each clue as you go.
I really enjoyed this book. As a true Disneyland fan, such a book is almost irresistible, in fact. It is a bit of wish fulfillment book with very idealized young men getting to do and see Disneyland history and souvenirs that anyone who loves Walt Disney s works would wish to do as well.
If you are planning to travel to Disneyland this would be a good book for anyone teenager or older to read in order to learn more about Disneyland while in a fictional adventure. More fun than reading a history book or travel guide.

Kim K., San Diego, CA USA - English Ph. D. --double-Rbooks.com/reviews

About the Author

Nancy Temple Rodrigue lives in the small town of Lompoc, California. Her works show her admiration and respect for the man who started it all Walt Disney.

Nancy shares her love of All Things Disney through her Hidden Mickey and Hidden Mickey Adventures and Hidden Mickey Quests series of books.

Readers of all ages have come to love her novels and quest/game books about Walt Disney and the Disney parks.

Nancy can be followed on Facebook (HiddenMickeyFanClub), Twitter (Hidden_Mickey), and Google+ (Hidden Mickey Fan Club). She also actively holds book signing and speaking events where she loves talking to people who enjoy her works. Visit hiddenmickeybook(dot)com to follow this authors blog and learn the locations and dates of book signing events.


David W. Smith worked at Disneyland in the late 1970 s, Dave experienced first-hand the inner workings of the park and the many wonderful inspirations that were cultivated within the mind of Walt Disney. Dave always felt a special connection to Disneyland, growing up just a couple miles south of the park in Garden Grove and seeing it evolve and grow to what we now recognize as the destination resort it has become. Dave believes everyone who has ever had a dream can relate to Walt Disney s own dreams of doing the impossible. While most of us never fulfill our dreams to the extent Walt did, we all can imagine just how he must have felt walking down Main Street, USA of Disneyland, taking in all that he had done. However, while most of us would have felt a sense of accomplishment, knowing Walt as we know him today, he, most likely, would have been thinking of something new or doing something better...instead of being satisfied his success.

Dave can be followed on Facebook (620093151)

Product Details

  • File Size: 1944 KB
  • Print Length: 488 pages
  • Publisher: Double-R Books Publishing; 1 edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0051GOIOM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #505,699 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars National Treasure set in Walt Disney's past! October 25, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Really that about sums up this fun, trivia filled romp thru Disneyland and the history of how Walt got started.

The two main characters remind me a lot of the protagonists from Sideways.

What also pleasantly suprised me is that the authors managed to come up with some Disney factoids that even I didn't know.

True, the authors are not going to be waiting breathlessly by the phone for a call from Sweden come the day the Nobel Prize in literature is announced. But who cares?

It's treasure, it's Disney, it's fun!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well Researched September 21, 2012
By Trout26
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Overall, this was an entertaining book. The authors certainly researched their material well, and their knowledge of Disneyland is encyclopedic. Yes, the characters are pretty 2-dimensional, and the editing is not always the best - but this is fluffy adventure writing, so how much can you expect. It's a fun mix of fact, speculation, and fiction, and evolves in a way similar to (but not nearly as believable) as the Dan Brown novels (e.g. DaVinci Code). I might have given it 5 stars if it weren't for the epilogue, which moves the book from "could be" to "absolutely not". The epilogue, however, is the set-up for the second book (which I am currently reading). The second book is pure fantasy. It still has very well researched facts and perfect descriptions of Disneyland, but the storyline moves to the completely fantastic. If you are a fan of Disney, and a lover of Disneyland (as I am), then I HIGHLY recommend this. If you don't have a pre-existing passion for Disney, then this might not be the book for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Disneyland fan LOVE IT July 17, 2012
By JennyJ
Format:Paperback
I LOVE all things DISNEYLAND...and this book did not disappoint. It was great to read some REAL history mixed in with the FANTASY of the novel. (It could almost be real!) I was thrilled when I solved the clues before the characters. You will want to have book #2 handy, because there is a great lead-in at the end of #1. Dang I wish this were real...and I could do it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a must read! June 15, 2012
Format:Paperback
As a Disney fanatic and school librarian, I bought this book for my Kindle and really enjoyed reading it. I have recommended it to family and friends alike and they in turn have told their friends to read the book and the others in the series. I find the book well written and exciting. I just couldn't put it down! My friend and I would love to go on a trek where we visit all of the places in the book and follow the adventures! It is a must read. Read the others in the series as well and you will not be disappointed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Book...Until the last page... November 6, 2011
Format:Paperback
I was a bit skeptical about reading this book at first, but after you get through the first 50 or so pages it is actually a good read. Here are the pros and the cons

Pros: The book is written in such a way that although you know it is all fiction, it could actually be real, which makes it more interesting.
The authors also do a good job of keeping you on the edge of your seat, always wanting to continue reading...

Unfortunately that is where the positive points end.

One minor point which isnt a huge deal to me, is the lack of editing. I saw many spelling errors, and grammar errors... Just didnt flow well at times. I honestly feel like a 4 year old could have caught a lot of these errors.

There is so much random information in here, that you truly get the feel that the authors just want you to know they know about Disneyland. They will get down to such specific detail that in the end it pulls away from the story. If they were writing a guide book for Disneyland it would work, but they are not, they are supposed to be writing a story, we don't need all the detail. Like some other people have said it truly feels like they are just dumping info. If you want to talk about being at the Golden Horseshoe you don't need to remind the reader about every attraction around it, and how to get to each one, and what food is served at the restaurants around it, and what parade is going to be starting and blah blah blah... too much.

Also, there is a solid chapter or so about a carshow having to do with one of the characters T-Bird. Now you know based on the obnoxious picture on the back that the author drives a t bird... but you dont need to put it in the story. It had ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING to do with anything in the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Disney Adventure January 10, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I ran across this book by accident back a few weeks ago after returningfrom my first ever trip to Disneyland in CA. I was intrigued by the
synopsis straight away and downloaded it from Amazon with my next pay-packet (I own a Kindle, so bought the ebook edition). I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the adventures of Adam, Lance and Beth and what fun it was trying to solve the clues with the characters along the way. There were many clues that I sussed out for myself, and others that had me completely stumped until the book revealed the answers. It was such an enjoyable read and having just visited Disneyland, I was able to picture everything described in the parks and at times, I felt like I was along for the
ride.

I can't wait to read the sequel and I'm also excited to read that a third book in the series is also nearly finished. Great job!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars is a great mystery story and scavenger hunt
Hidden Mickey: Sometimes Dead Men DO Tell Tales! is a great mystery story and scavenger hunt. It has just the right amount of suspense to keep you turning pages and a nice twist... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michael Cena
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down
Great read, brilliant characters and story. You feel like you are there. Love this series, can't for more books in the series & to read Hidden Mickey Adventures.
Published 7 months ago by K. Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Loved it
I bought this to preview for my 13 year old daughter who thought she'd want to read it. I LOVED it. I am now on the 3rd book. Read more
Published 9 months ago by K. Sloane
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't start until the weekend
You won't want to put these books down! If you enjoy Disney trivia, history, and mysteries then you've hit the jackpot here. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Barbara Rigney
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden Mickey Series
I loved this book. I am a Disney Fanatic and love to get my hands on everything Disney. The attention to the details is fabulous and made me want to follow in Adam, Lance, and... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Kathryn Woods
4.0 out of 5 stars A Different Disney Tale
It is a good book. It is not quite what I expected. Dave Smith and Nancy T. Rodrigue tell a different tale.
Published 18 months ago by A. Hudson
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad if you love Disney
Over all its not a great mystery book and it's not a great Disney book but if you love the parks and want a fun mystery read that has to do with them then it's a good book but if... Read more
Published 19 months ago by TwoGirls
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT Series
This is the first book in a series and it is one that leaves you hanging from beginning to end. If you are any kind of a disey memorabilia fan, you will love this book
Published 22 months ago by Will Rogers
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
This was a fun read, that I could recommend to any Disney fan. It works for teen through adult. I appreciate how the park comes alive in vivid detail. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Jason Olson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Adventure for all Disney fans!
The fast paced books are enjoyed by all age readers looking for an action adventure mystery. The first book of the series quickly draws readers into a would where two best... Read more
Published on October 30, 2012 by alaska1045
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