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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 27, 2007
I am not really a politically correct person I guess. I think it was a total travesty to edit and "modernize" these books so that they are more politically correct. History is exactly what it WAS...it should not be edited, changed, or made more palatable to cover up things that were done in the past that might be offensive now. Instead, study history and open up a dialogue about why something changed, etc. It's called LEARNING! Whitewashing does not make things better. With all that said, this really is an enjoyable and breezy read, and the suspense between chapters makes it difficult to put down. Open up your child's mind and imagination with a book; put the computer down and stop the spoon feeding. Thanks so much to Applewood Books for republishing these stories exactly as they were first released...typos and all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2004
On a scale from one star to five stars, I would rate this book a four star. It had a lot of action-packed chapters but it ended too soon. An action packed story should have a sequel to it. This book just drops the subject like all of the other Hardy Boy books and goes to the next book. For instance, this book goes onto "The Missing Chums". Even though the Hardy Boys books have a separate mystery, it would be nice if each book had at least one sequel to it. Overall, this book is really great to read. I recommend this book for early readers and for book reports. The reading level of this book is not hard to read, but it isn't too easy either. It's all evened out. Franklin W. Dixon knows how to write action.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2001
This book is so great!!! It's been my 11th and I think this is second best, since reading The Mystery Of Cabin Island. I read this in half a day, and there's so much going on in the book that I don't remember a lot of it. But it is especially good in the ending. Joe falling into the wheel would make me surprised and laugh for an hour! Then next good part is the kitten in the lighted room. Imagine a kitten strong enough to knock down a lamp! Then again, it's not impossible. I like the secret door, and I'd like all that money if it were real. The rest is too much to describe, but this is a good book for ages 9-12. It would be suitable for a bedtime or school story, too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2007
I have read many Hardy Boys books. From them The Secret Of The Old Mill is one of the best. The Boys have a case of counterfeiters who are using an old mill as the base of their operations. Meanwhile, their father is involved in an highly confidental case(about which the boys come to know later) of a gang of saboteurs who are trying to sabotage an company named Elekton which lies near the old mill. The boys come to know that both the cases are related.Do read this exciting thrill-packed mystery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Counterfeit money is turning up in the Hardy Boys home town of Bayport. Even their mother, Laura, is victimized! Follow the Hardy Boys as they trace the clues that lead them to the mysterious old mill on the outskirts of Bayport.
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on June 15, 2008
Granted, this is only the third book in the series, however, I think it is the best thus far! The whole cast is here, Joe and Frank Hardy along with their parents Fenton and Laura (and new introduction of Aunt Gertrude), Friends: Chet, Callie, Iola, and Tony, not to mention regulars: Oscar Smuff and Chief Collig. In this story most characters play a very small role and the adventure mainly revolves around Joe, Frank, and Chet. It is fast-paced as well as entertaining. The events could even be considered relevant to current day issues. Basically, I am trying to say that looking back through the books, some of the events and situations are quite 'dated.' This adventure, however, is not.

The boys take on tracking down a counterfeiting ring that has descended upon Bayport. Meanwhile, their father has a top secret mission of his own and can't tell the boys anything about it. Soon both mysteries intertwine with one another. The boys, their father, and even Chet begin receiving threats. The adventure centers around a company called "Elekton" and the renovated "Old Mill" on their property. High security around this plant doesn't keep saboteurs away and soon the Hardys find themselves searching for The Secret of the Old Mill!
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on May 15, 2014
This was one of my favorite Hardy Boys books that I have read. In the beginning it tells us how the military has free lancer companies do experiments with them. Right in the beginning Joe and Frank witness a little boy riding a bike and he was ran of of the road by an anger driver. The help the boy but suspiciously he runs away. They realize that he works with the free lancers and he delivers sensitive information from the lavatory. That is just a taste of what happens in the first chapter! The way that the anthers make you feel like you were there even though it is in third person is amazing. Everything is described in detail that you can relate it to real life experiences. The reason i gave this four stars is some of the science described is wrong and at times it seems like the author is trying to persuade the reader to be like Frank and Joe.
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This is one of the first Hardy Boys books that I read in my youth and it remains one of the best. It begins with Chet Morton being passed a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill and involves the counterfeiters as well as a group sabotaging a local factory engaged in secret industrial techniques. The action is regularly spaced, there is a double date with Callie Shaw and Iola Morton and Frank and Joe are knocked unconscious.
While the action in the Hardy boys series is largely a teenage boys fantasy, it is a good one. I was so fascinated by the stories that I won a fifth grade reading contest by reading so many Hardy Boys books that I easily outdistanced the competition. There is little real violence and the reader must think a bit to follow the story. This combination makes the series some of the best and most enjoyable reading that budding men can do.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2005
This was a story about the Hardy Boys trying to solve a mystery about catching countefieters. It has interesting people in it like Ken Blake, a kid who in the story who becomes a friend to the brothers. There is excitement and mystery when they find a secret tunnel in a cave. This tunnel ends up being part of another hidden room that the boys find leading them to more clues. I enjoyed trying to figure out the mystery by the clues that are found in the story. Their stories are kind of predictable sometimes, but I still enjoy them. The story is exciting and makes you want to keep on reading.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 24, 2001
This book is great. The Hardy Boys go down to the train station and there they cash change for a stranger, Later when going to buy cake pans, they find out it is counterfeit. The next day, they find out the Callie's aunt has also been a victim of the counterfeiters. Much later in the book they go down to the mill and save a boy in the mill stream and are given rewards only after a man turned his back and took the original award from them. Then they capture counterfeiter Paul Blum. He escapes and their new boat, The Sleuth is stolen. They find Blum out on the bay and then a night later...
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