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Five Get Into Trouble (The Famous Five #8)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  7,453 Ratings  ·  110 Reviews
Dick's been kidnapped, mistaken for someone else, and the Famous Five are frantic! Desperately, they track him down to a sinister old house in the middle of nowhere - and he's safe and well!

But just when they thought their troubles were over, the gang find themselves held captive and in terrible danger! Who will come for them now...?
Paperback, 246 pages
Published 2001 by Hodder Children's Books (first published 1946)
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Paul
Feb 12, 2016 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whoa! Book 8 certainly made-up for the comparative lack of thrills in the previous volume!

Five Get Into Trouble starts off innocuously enough, with Anne, Dick, George, Julian and Timmy setting off on a bike ride (I’m assuming Timmy, being a dog, wasn’t riding a bike… but with him you never know; I’ve long suspected him to be the most intelligent of the Five). They stop to swim in a lake and meet a young chap called Richard, whose family own the lake and the surrounding area.

Things go awry when,
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Kirsti
Nov 12, 2011 Kirsti rated it it was amazing
Back to reading one of my old favorites, Enid Blyton. Enid had some magic formula that kept kids hungry for her books, and I'm not exactly sure what it is, but when I was 12 years old I was hooked. Over ten years later, I still pick up one of her books and smile- and then get hungry as the children describe all the wonderful things to eat!

In this novel, we see the five off on a cycling tour because Uncle Quentin has booked to go away for conferences and they can't stay at Kirrin cottage. Along t
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Kavita
Aug 13, 2015 Kavita rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, children, uk
Favourite Famous Five :)
Gurnam Sodhi
Mar 22, 2015 Gurnam Sodhi rated it it was amazing
Really thrilling. Finished in few hours. Could not leave it.
David Sarkies
Aug 24, 2012 David Sarkies rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Children
Recommended to David by: My Dad
Shelves: mystery
A cycling tour of South Cornwall
24 August 2012

Blyton seems to have moved a bit from her standard formula in this book in that it is not that the Five go off on some holiday by themselves to discover some crooks concocting some nefarious deed hidden away in a lonely part of the country, but rather that the crooks mistake poor Dick for the child of a wealthy industrialist (it is not mentioned what made him wealthy but I always like the term wealthy industrialist) and kidnaps him. While it is a ca
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Vera Maharani
Satu-satunya buku seri Lima Sekawan yang saya punya. Tadinya pengen beli secara berurutan, tapi terpaksa beli random karena...yah, di Gramedia dulu nggak selalu ada berurutan. Dulu pengen koleksi, tapi belum kesampaian karena uang jajan nggak cukup. Hiks. Sekarang pas udah punya duit sendiri untuk ngoleksi seri ini sampai tamat sekali pun, bukunya udah dicetak ulang dengan desain sampul berbeda. Hmmm...saya rasanya lebih suka desain sampul yang lama. Juga nggak tahu perasaan saya aja atau gimana ...more
Farseer
Jan 25, 2017 Farseer rated it it was amazing
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Neja
Dec 08, 2012 Neja rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-childhood
These books (Famous five) are hands down one of my favorite books from my childhood. All those adventures and mystery …and those sandwiches they always packed! aww, just the best! I would love to read one of these again. To bring back those memories..memories of first experiences with reading books.
Sunshine
Feb 21, 2016 Sunshine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Buttock-clenchingly frightful, I'm so relieved (and delighted as always) to have 'buddy read' this with Paul for fear that I may otherwise have plopped my trollies. Poor old Dick has some trouble with mistaken identity!
Gayatri
Oct 27, 2012 Gayatri rated it it was amazing
This was my very first 100+ pages novel that I read all by myself when I was 6 years old. Though it took me almost 2 weeks to finish it, I really loved it. This book is the one which introduced me to reading and what prompted me to become an avid reader.
Bartolomeu De Bensafrim
coruja casamento ainda não é familiar para a altura das montanhas estranhas e isoladas para criar um grande número de corujas.
quem não quer viver para sempre lá?
mas sim, é aí que os famosos seis prisioneiros estão lá.
estes são o filho de Ricardo, um menino muitos inimigos.
mas como você pode o impedi-lo?
u u.
esse é o vilão que eu conheci um monte de quem queria começar o resgate-sequestro do Ricci, pai de férias da Páscoa.
mas qual é o resultado desse risco?

acordei banhado em suor.
a pressão de surp
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Skye
Feb 02, 2017 Skye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read the other Enid Blyton series as a kid, but never had the chance to read the Famous Five. Enjoyed it!
Kirti
May 24, 2017 Kirti rated it it was amazing
YAS! I will re-read this till I die!
Ludmila Marton
3.75 stars, a favourite.
Safira Khameswari
Selalu saja ada ide wow dari Enid Blyton!
Yang pasti aku suka dan akan selalu suka dengan seri Lima Sekawan.
Walaupun buku anak-anak, belum pasti anak-anak zaman sekarang berani melakukan pelancongan seperti Lima Sekawan. Karena beda zaman dan adanya banyak perubahan kesan dari yang ditulis di buku dengan kenyataan sekarang. I always enjoy reading them.
Bethsheba Meliala
Mar 22, 2017 Bethsheba Meliala rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics
It was fun and so adventurous! I really love this one!
Natalie
Mar 23, 2017 Natalie rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, adventure
Not one of my favourites in the series, but definitely not bad at all c:
Dani Noviandi
Semakin lama, kisah Lima Sekawan semakin menegangkan dan mendebarkan. Selain itu, petualangan mereka pun semakin berbahaya, sehingga makin tidak cocok untuk konsumsi anak-anak. Coba saja analisa, apakah cerita tentang penculikan bahkan “siksaan” cocok untuk anak-anak? Hanya anak-anak menjelang dewasa yang telah dapat berpikir positiflah yang saya kira cocok dengan petualangan Lima Sekawan ini.

Buku kedelapan ini berjudul “Nyaris Terjebak”, tidak jauh dengan judul aslinya yaitu: “Five Get Into Tro
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Mou Maharani
Feb 22, 2017 Mou Maharani rated it liked it
Kemarin bosan terus nemu buku ini di rak, sudah lecek dan iseng baca. Rasanya kayak kelempar ke masa-masa waktu baru masuk SMP lagi pas masih baru baca-baca bukunya Enid Blyton :") Fun ride.
Nimue
Nov 15, 2012 Nimue rated it it was amazing
Five get into trouble is the eighth book in the Famous Five series and it opens into a delightful breakfast scene where the Five ( the kids + the dog Timmy) decide to go on a bicycling trip while their parents are away.

The descriptions of the country side , the picnic setting , the food spread , the villages they cross and the enthusiasm is so infectious that you really feel yourself transported into the scene.

Timmy and George make me smile the most with their bonding and love for each other. Ju
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Priskila
Petualangan kedelapan Lima Sekawan!

Di liburan kali ini Lima Sekawan melakukan pelancongan dengan sepeda. Rasanya liburan kali ini akan berjalan lancar dan santai. Tapi tunggu dulu! Ternyata Lima Sekawan masih harus menghadapi petualangan yang mendebarkan hati ketika Dick diculik oleh sekawanan orang misterius!

Buku Nyaris Terjebak ini adalah buku kesayangan saya saat masih kecil. Entah kenapa setiap kali membacanya saya seolah ikut bersama Lima Sekawan bersepeda dengan mereka menyusuri tempat-tem
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Kim
Dec 16, 2016 Kim rated it really liked it
I didn't remember this book from childhood at all but I think this is the darkest one in the series so far. The children set out on a cycling holiday and meet another young boy called Richard Kent. Richard has wealthy parents and has had a very spoilt lifestyle and is rather selfish and thoughtless. So He thinks nothing of telling untruths to be able to accompany the children. This all goes horribly wrong when a group of criminals with a grudge against his father plan to kidnap him but take Dick ...more
Bic
Oct 06, 2016 Bic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Li a colecção toda d' Os Cinco em 1976-78. Li e tornei a ler. Aqui conto que me deram o primeiro em 76, no Natal... — Hum! Talvez fosse cedo de mais. A memória falha. Pode bem ter sido no Natal de 77. —
Mas não. Foi em 76.
Li-os todos com deleite nesses anos e reli-os repetidamente até ao despertar de leituras menos juvenis. Na ânsia de os ler, dpois de ler «Os Cinco Salvaram o Tio», comecei por pedir a toda colecção emprestada enquanto ia comprando os livros para mim com algum dinheiro que junta
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Kristin Boldon
Putting stars on this one is odd, or "queer" in the outdated usage of this book. I loved it when I was a kid, but found it formulaic, dated, and a few times problematic reading it aloud to my kids. But there is no denying my 9 and 11yo boys' enthusiasm for it, and their demand that we push through and finish it last night. Blyton is one of England's most popular writers, and the Five series is similar to the Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys/Trixie Belden mystery series. The problematic parts: a hunchbacked ...more
Prashansa
Dec 06, 2010 Prashansa rated it really liked it
It is also a good book just like the other Famous Five books. The best part was when Dick was kidnapped and Julian, Anne, George, Timmy and Richard went to find him on the Owl's Hill. It was terrfying when the five were trapped in Mr.Perton's house. But Julian as clever and brave as ever found a solution to this problem too. At last Dick was escaped and the smugglers were handed over to the cops. Well, I liked the quick answering of Julian when Hunchy used to start his nonsense... Aggie was real ...more
Deepthi Herga
Jul 02, 2016 Deepthi Herga rated it really liked it
Shelves: snugli-books
This will (probably) be a common review for all the books in the series.

I am rereading these with my 8-year old and she is loving them. I find them as fascinating as I found them before - I read them long time back when I was around 12/13 years old and it has been more than 20-odd years. I find myself smiling throughout the book not only because of the "blast from the past" nostalgia, but also the excessively formal 'British' English :-D. I have become used to the casual informal English in most
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Rohan
Oct 14, 2007 Rohan rated it really liked it
Shelves: enidblyton
The best and most exciting of the famous five book series.

Its about a boy Richard who is a son of a multi millionaire.He was almost kidnapped by his ex servant who was fired from his job because of Richard.But the person confusedly kidnaps Dick who looked a bit similar to Richard. So then Julian and all the others try to find him and reach a spooky house which has electronic doors and then Julian and co are taken hostage. They soon findout many secrets of the house and are helped by a poor maid.
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Karthik
Apr 04, 2015 Karthik rated it liked it
This books offers a different setting with the five cycling through the countryside. This story also has more strong crime element and criminals get more page space than usual. Except for the fun during the initial cycling part, this book may not rate as the best of the famous five books - secret passages and criminals making some of the children prisoners and Timmy protecting them is fast becoming routine fare in the series. The boy Richard was different from the kids who make guest appearance ...more
Jane Irish Nelson
When Uncle Quentin gets his dates mixed up and arranges to go to a conference right in the middle of the children's holidays, the four propose that they go off on a bicycle trip. They are all set to enjoy themselves, until one morning they encounter Richard, son of a very wealthy man, who begs to spend the day with them. Since he has his bicycle with him, Julian reluctantly agrees. Dick is kidnapped! In mistake for Richard. So the others, accompanied by a scared Richard, set out to track him dow ...more
John
As with all Famous Five books, this is of the same trusted and successful formula.

I loved these books as a child and I am delighted that my girls loved them as children too.

The stories are adventures of a byegone age, yet still hold the attention of children, around the world...... they have stood the test of time well - and for a great reason.

The stories are plausible, fun, adventurous and contain an excellent mix of young characters... with a little bit of everyone in each of them - something
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Born in 1897 in South London, Enid Mary Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. She was educated at St. Christopher's School, Beckenham, and - having decided not to pursue her music - at Ipswich High School, where she trained as a kindergarten teacher. She taught for five years before her 1924 marriage to edito
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