The Rover Boys at School


Read by Bellona Times

(4.5 stars; 48 reviews)

First of the famous Rover Boys books by future Hardy Boys creator Edward Stratemeyer (under the pseudonym Arthur M Winfield), this is an introduction to the fun-loving teenage Rover Brothers -- Dick, Tom & Sam. Virtual orphans, they are sent by their prudish Uncle Randolph to a military boarding school and their adventures soon begin! (Summary by BellonaTimes) (5 hr 25 min)

Chapters

00 - Introduction 1:55 Read by Bellona Times
01 - Introducing The Rover Boys 17:40 Read by Bellona Times
02 - An Encounter On The Road 13:45 Read by Bellona Times
03 - Sam's Adventure At Humpback Falls 12:35 Read by Bellona Times
04 - The Last Day At The Farm 12:07 Read by Bellona Times
05 - On The Way To Putnam Hall 11:35 Read by Bellona Times
06 - Friends and Enemies 13:02 Read by Bellona Times
07 - Tom Gets Into Trouble 13:34 Read by Bellona Times
08 - A Meeting in the Messroom 14:25 Read by Bellona Times
09 - A Strange Meeting in the Woods 12:25 Read by Bellona Times
10 - Settling Down At The Hall 13:03 Read by Bellona Times
11 - A Row In The Gymnasium 11:54 Read by Bellona Times
12 - Fair And Foul Fighting 10:15 Read by Bellona Times
13 - What The Game of Hare and Hound Led To 11:18 Read by Bellona Times
14 - Josiah Crabtree in Difficulty 11:03 Read by Bellona Times
15 - Dan Baxter's Money 12:09 Read by Bellona Times
16 - The Great Football Game 9:55 Read by Bellona Times
17 - Dick At The Stanhope Cottage 11:29 Read by Bellona Times
18 - Winter Sports 9:58 Read by Bellona Times
19 - The Skating Race 9:19 Read by Bellona Times
20 - The Bully Leaves Putnam Hall 10:56 Read by Bellona Times
21 - Something About The Past 11:37 Read by Bellona Times
22 - Fun At The Hotel 11:33 Read by Bellona Times
23 - Balloting For A Second Lieutenant 9:08 Read by Bellona Times
24 - Preparing For A Mid-Night Feast 9:09 Read by Bellona Times
25 - Mumps Is Taught A Lesson 10:45 Read by Bellona Times
26 - A Lively Game of Baseball 9:58 Read by Bellona Times
27 - Off For The Summer Encampment 10:29 Read by Bellona Times
28 - The Recovery of the Watch - Conclusion 7:59 Read by Bellona Times

Reviews

Very good story


(5 stars)

I enjoyed this story, a departure from my normal preference of sci-fi and mystery. The Rover Boys are good natured fellows who like to get into a bit of mischief here and there. Between keeping bullies in check, and preventing evil teachers from marrying nice ladies, they have their hands full. I am looking forward to reading or listening to later books in this genre. The reader was very expressive, did a nice job with voices, and was easy to follow and understand. A few mistakes here and there, but nothing to detract from the story. Nice job, and thank you!

The Grandpas of the Hardy Boys


(5 stars)

The Rover Boys are three brothers that won't shy away from a prank or an adventure. This is the first book in the series and a great place to meet Tom, Sam, and Dick Rover as they attend a military boarding school. BellonaTimes does a great job giving a voice to these 100 year old characters. Looking up Rover Boy, I found on dictionary.com that it can to used as a noun: rover boy- "a courageous and principled person who is somewhat naïve and inexperienced." That gives you a taste of what to expect in this boy's adventure.