Solid good mystery with insight from the persecpective of an adolescent
Good for a repeat listen again and again
Let me start by saying I enjoyed this book. If you've read any of Grisham's adult novels then you are aware how good he is at developing characters and this book was well done in that regard.
The book also held my interest til the end. It was a fun ride. Fun that is until the end. And that's where this book disappoints. There were several threads that ran through the story that were never resolved. These were not incidents that were mentioned in passing by some obscure character, but one thread in particular kept popping up over and over again. Part of the reason I was enthralled with the story was because I wanted to know what would happen to one particular character and how that situation would be resolved. When I finished the book and was left hanging, I felt cheated.
This series has a lot of potential and I hope Grisham will write more. I just hope that in some future book he will let us know the resolution to some of these dangling little threads.
Very easy read/listening
This is the first Grisham book I have ad a n an audio. Normally, I have the hard copy
His voice was level
The book was entertaining. John Grisham educates children about the court system. The books also introduce kids to law and court careers.
When they found out who really did it.
Theo is my favorite
Did Theo do it?
My ten year old son said, I really would want to make a movie out of this series.
I liked the way Theodore approached the challenges to solve the problem.
It kept my interest all the way to the end.
When I listen to Richard Thomas I think of Walton's John Boy. He performs without drawing attention to himself.
The story line follows the past books well, and introduces the kinds of things kids sometimes have to deal with in school.The story was very engaging.
The solution to the mystery.
He is a staple to the Theodore Boone books, they wouldn't be the same without his voice for characterization.
It was hard to put down, I had to listen through the whole thing in one sitting.
Might be for kids but my wife and I thought all of the Theodore Boone books were a great listen when traveling.
Well read and the voice matched the story
The plot was believable and interesting for a "guy". Am not so sure the gals will like this story as much....
Protagonist of course!
My only ding is the ending. I thought it could have been an hour longer and somehow tied the guy who murdered his wife into the whole thing...
Great for a car trip.
I liked how the story addressed the slippery nature of decision making and incorporated the legal ramifications into the process.
I liked Ike, Theodore's uncle, the best.
The narrator is very good and the story is classic Grisham. Sure, it is a kids story, but so is Harry Potter. The real hero of the story is Ike, Theodore's disbarred-lawyer uncle. He figures out who committed the crime and put Theo on the trail. Theo has to make a moral decision about whether to look in a computer system at his parents' law office.
Theo's parents, teachers, school administrators and scoutmaster all believed in him, even when the cops acted like he was guilty.
The narrator is great and he has just the right touch for The Theodore Boone series.
Nothing extreme. It was just fun entertainment. However, we did have to ask ourselves whether Ike was giving his nephew good advice.