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And, who else seeks the long-lost Disney fortune? Chasing New Frontiers David W. He is also the senior editor of the number 1 website for tennis instruction, TennisOne. He has published over two hundred articles in various publications. Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on Amazon. Review "Just finished reading the current latest book in the Hidden Mickey book series.
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Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention disneyland disney hunt treasure romance detail main pages park close moved blain adventure walt mystery smith stole worst page idea. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This book is a complete departure from the rest of the series - kind of. For the most part, none of the characters from the previous books play an integral part in this story; we are introduced to a new character who stumbles on a lost wallet which propels him into the "scavanger hunt" that serves as the all-too-thin plot string that keeps this story almost moving.
The central "focus" of this book is on the "romance" between Blain a Davey Crockett Canoe guide - hmm, sounds familiar and an internationally famous pop star who can somehow walk around Disneyland for several days, unrecognized, with nothing more than a bad dye job and a pair of sunglasses. In a happy coincedene, Blain plays guitar with a local bar band. Can you see where this is going?
I could from about the second or third chapter. If plot predictability is bad enough, the lack of originality is also an issue. Once again, we have a "hero" who is a canoe guide. With all of the CM positions avaialable we get another canoe guide? The "plot" hinges around the ruby necklace being stolen from Walt's apartment again. By a gardiner who sees it through a window again. The author could not have come up with something more original?
I'm all for "fluff" fiction as a break from reading the classics, but I need something more than flat characters moving through a turgid story line, propelled by plot elements borrowed from a previous book, to a conclusion that was inevitable from the start. So why 3 stars? Because anything that take me to Disneyland is worth something, and with the other books in the series, Disneyland is presented in exquisite detail, and is in no way altered If you are interested in continuing the story with Lance and the other characters from books , skip this one and go straight to Hidden Mickey Adventures: Peter and the Wolf.
This is the first book of a "spin-off" series designed for teens, but it has more of the "feel" and charm of the early books in the series than does this completely uninspired "romance". One person found this helpful. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The story is about a two people who find a wallet of a person who stole a lot of money from the park 40 years earlier. He hid it somewhere in the park and the clues left in the wallet set these two people off on an adventure to find it. That plot actually sounds interesting, and I have to admit I was looking forward to it but the actual plot doesn't start up until the halfway point of the book.
Until then you get to read page after page of this love story between these two characters. It was so tedious. There was more then once where I almost gave up on the book because it was so dull. The only good parts in the first half of the book was the parts with Nathan in it.
He was actually doing something! The second half wasn't much better. All the movement on the plot moved at a glazer pace. It would be like a couple pages of story and pages of "romance". This book has every bad thing the authors have been doing for the past four books. I know that might not sound like a bad thing, but trust me since I have read this thing it can get frustratingly boring.
They will go into detail about every little thing. I was surprised that they didn't tell us when the characters went to the bathroom or read their mail. There was a point in the story where there is a paragraph where the main character had to do a Uturn because there wasn't any parking on one side of the road. What does this have to do with anything?! I don't blame the authors completely, their editor should have actually edited this book. If he did I can't even imagine what he cut out. The author was trying so hard for us to care about the main characters by putting in every detail of their romance it turned me off them.
As for the treasure hunt itself it was extremely predictable. I knew where it was going to be hidden, and where the gem was going to be hidden before it happened.
Editorial Reviews. Review. "Just finished reading the current latest book in the Hidden Mickey book series. This is another fantastic read and adventure through . Hidden Mickey 5: Chasing New Frontiers .. of the story was in particular, a pleasant surprise. i believe Walt would get a real kick out of this, and the series.
It was just so obvious. I had some problems mixing up the characters in this one. In the 3rd book a gardener steals Mr Disney's red diamond, and in this book a gardener steals Mr Disney's red diamond. They both learn about the red diamond the exact same way, and steal it the same way.
I thought almost the whole way though the first half that they were telling the story of the first gardener. It shocked me when they made a passing reference to him, and said I can't believe it was stolen again. Why are so many gardeners at Disneyland thieves? Couldn't the authors have come up with a new idea instead of re-treading an old one? I like the hidden mickey series. So I was shocked on how boring this one really was. I see all the 5 star reviews and I have no idea what they were reading. If the editor had done his job and cut out most of the unneeded pages the book would be pages long.
They stopped focusing on the romance of the main characters and developed the razor thin plot they came up with. If you want to read a really good one in this series read the 1st or 2nd book. They were more fun. You will still notice a few dull detail full chapters car show!
Published on May 15, Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the month in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more. Couldn't the authors have come up with a new idea instead of re-treading an old one? Hidden Mickey Book 5 Paperback: While on thier date they find a old walet and want to return it. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia , disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series. Chasing New Frontiers David W.
The book is full of Disney trivia which of course is the reason us Disney fans read the book. It took close to pages before the action really got started, way too long to hold the interest of all but the most dedicated Disney fan. Once the action started the book moved along just fine. There was a nice little plot trick at the end that I should have seen coming but I didn't.
After reading four of the five books in this series I found 1 to be the best and number three to be the least enjoyable, this falls in between. I have read the other books in the series and while I have enjoyed the others this one is terrible, I haven't gotten to what others are calling a love story, I find I am having to force myself to finish it, the trivia,when correct is fun, but way to many long drawn out details.
I've enjoyed the time travel in the other books, but this one so far hasn't gotten there yet, just back to the past to set up the story for the present, which isn't really consistent with the past story involving the theft from Walts' apartment. Maybe this was rushed to print, if that's the case I would rather wait for better editing. I never even finished this story. I really wanted to enjoy it but it was just slow to me and I couldn't keep going.
I wish I could give it a better review because I really do love everything Disney and I really wanted to enjoy this David is a brilliant writer you really feel like you are there.
Love this whole series can't wait for more. As much as I enjoy the series, think I enjoyed this one best of all. See all 20 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on April 21,