This is redundant but my review is the same for all four of the series Theodore Boone books
My kids aged 11 loved the reference to previous book of John Grisham and how it flowed into the next book. The author does a neat job of connecting the accused with the actual guilty part. Not scary, so no parts that my kids freak out on. they just hate getting out of the car
I think it was time with Ike, Theo's uncle. He gives lots of good leads that make things more fun.
Richard Thomas has a wonderful voice that captures the feeling of the book as if you were there. He speaks slowly when reinforcing or teaching a new concept so my kids have time to let it sink in.
This book had excitement, drama, and humor all neatly packaged by Grisham and delivered by Richard Thomas. A really nice combo. We just listened to The Activist and are really disappointed there aren't any other books of his in the series.
I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
Comfortable, Entertaining, Surprising
Well, the book is the second in a series, so naturally, it reminded me of the first book, "Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer". It also reminds me of the old "Hardy Boys" mysteries.
I enjoy his performance of all the characters but Theodore's Uncle Ike is my favorite.
For me, this wasn't a book of extremes. It's a nice, entertaining story. I lughed at some of Theodore's observations about the grown ups in his life. The author writes this series with young readers in mind, so I know I am not the target audience. I enjoyed it very much in spite of that. I think it is the sort of book that a parent and child could both read and then discuss without either one being bored.
I really enjoy the characters that the author has created for this series and I look forward to finding out more about them.
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.