Buy Used
£35.36
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Nearfine
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Booking "Hawaii Five-0": An Episode Guide and Critical History of the 1968-80 Television Detective Series

4 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc (28 Feb. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786401710
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786401710
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,625,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

"a season-by-season look -even details the collectibles available from the series"--Burlington County Times

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
3
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer on 9 Feb. 2001
Format: Hardcover
Surprisingly very few books are published about US television's longest continuously running cop series, 'Hawaii Five-0'. That is why 'Booking Hawaii Five-0' by Karen Rhodes, can be considered as something of a bible to fans. Every episode ever made, from the show's inception in 1968's pilot movie 'Cocoon', to its eventual demise in 1980 is covered.
What I particularly like about 'Booking Hawaii Five-0' is the fact that Ms Rhodes recognises that you can't review a TV show on the basis of just one episode or indeed just one season. Television, unlike film and theatre, cannot be judged on a one-off two hour performance, because a television series runs for longer and therefore experiences many more peaks and troughs.
The television series 'Hawaii Five-0' was hugely popular throughout the 1970s culminating with it being the number 1 US police drama and receiving an Emmy nomination in 1972. By the mid-seventies the show was gradually dropping down the ratings, primarily due to an increasing number of poor quality episodes. Ms Rhodes manages (to a certain degree) to write with objectivity and highlight the transition from the shows peak to its eventual demise.
However, the book does have its drawbacks.
Don't expect very many photos and those that are included aren't in colour. In fact the overall presentation isn't the greatest and is distinctly lacking in style. If you did fall into the trap of judging a book by its cover, than you really wouldn't rate this book at all. The detailed plot listings for each episode are very interesting to the devoted fan, but the more casual viewer of the series may soon lose interest. As it seems that this book is aimed towards the die-hard fan, there are many questions that are not covered in enough depth for my liking.
Read more ›
Comment 18 of 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I have just read the sample and it has definitely whetted my appetite. I will be downloading it on kindle for my next read. As a devoted Five-0 fan, know I will love, particularly after spending hours on Karen Rhodes web page.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There is not much on Hawaii five o and this book seems well done, I just received it but have gone through it quickly, just one regret there are not many photos.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Look for similar items by category


Feedback