The Rocket's Shadow

The Rocket s Shadow Rick Brant is the son of scientist inventor Hartson Brant and they live on an island called Spindrift The island houses a research facility and several scientists also live there Some of those scienti

  • Title: The Rocket's Shadow
  • Author: John Blaine James J. Campanella Uvula Audio
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Rick Brant is the son of scientist inventor Hartson Brant and they live on an island called Spindrift The island houses a research facility and several scientists also live there Some of those scientists are descriptively similar to members of Doc Savage s group Rick has as his sidekick Scott, an ex marine, capable of physically defending himself when necessary This stRick Brant is the son of scientist inventor Hartson Brant and they live on an island called Spindrift The island houses a research facility and several scientists also live there Some of those scientists are descriptively similar to members of Doc Savage s group Rick has as his sidekick Scott, an ex marine, capable of physically defending himself when necessary This story, the first in the Rick Brant series has Rick s father trying to build a rocket to hit the moon A large monetary prize has been offered for the first group able to do so and the Brant group is the leading contender However, there are other groups in the chase and one of them is a criminal group that does everything it can to sabotage the Brant effort.

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    1. Confession Time: Hello, my name is Naomi, I'm nineteen, and I'd never read the Rick Brant books until yesterday. * hangs head in embarrassment.* To be honest, I never gave these books more than a glance through-I thought they were a more travel-to-the-moon thing, like the Tom Swift books, (which I've never read either because I'm not into space-type books), and thus missed out on getting to read this series sooner! They are really quiet good! A cross between Hardy Boys and Ken Holt mystery's, wi [...]

    2. Anyone who loves old adventure stories like The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift… well, I do too, but the Rick Brant books were my favorites of the old books like that. I just LOVE them. Rick Brant and his friend Scotty (who was in the Marines and so Knows Stuff) are some of the bestest buddies ever and they have epic adventures all around the world and it’s great. I just love these. This first one’s my favorite because it’s when Rick and Scotty meet. And it’s just a cool adventure/my [...]

    3. This is the first book in this series and I enjoyed it, although I'm sure I would have liked it much, much more had I been 13. It's very much in the vein of Tom Corbett and the like, although I didn't think it was quite as well written. It's pretty dated, but what do you expect for a work written in 1947.

    4. Omg! Ex-Nazi agents are trying to keep us from winning $2m by nuking the moon! If only my plucky sidekick and I could stop them!A wonderful serial romp from the '40's.

    5. After reading all the Tom Swift books I could find, my literary tastes matured somewhat with the discovery of the Rick Brant series. A bit less improbable, with characters that were a little less cartoony.

    6. Great Read!Just as good, and perhaps better, than when I first read it 60 years ago. Great memories from a fine writer. Not just for youth. If you read these when you were young, they age well.

    7. Fun. Product of its time. Howler of velocity in space with a rocket being able to travel from the Earth to the moon in a minute and half.

    8. The Rocket’s Shadow is the first of twenty four Rick Brant adventures. Sold by Grosset and Dunlap in editions resembling Tom Swift and the Hardy Boys, this series stands head and shoulders above the rest of the G&D line. There are a few cringeworthy scientific errors here, which author Harold Goodwin later kicked himself about, resulting in a four star rating in a five star series. For a full listing of current availability see sydlogsdon/2015/12/10/60-t

    9. This is the first book in the series and it's better to read them in order. Will anyone think it's a spoiler to tell why, as long as I don't name names? (view spoiler)[If you read later books first, you will already know which of the suspects in this book are cleared.(hide spoiler)]This is historic-fiction at this point since astronauts landed on the moon some time ago but, given that, it might still have some appeal because it has kids as main characters doing grown-up stuff like driving and fl [...]

    10. First book of one of the best written boys' adventure series out there. Well written. A few technical errors.

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