Half the man, twice the lawyer.... In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only 13 years old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk - and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than he expected. Because he knows so much - maybe too much - he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth. The stakes are high, but Theo won't stop until justice is served.
Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a number-one international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone will keep listeners guessing.
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Takes you into the story from the first page
It kept me listening
The emotions of the child
"I don't understand!"
So many questions unanswered. I don't find stories enjoyable when I haven't been given all the answers.
"The best in the series so far"
Ah, you've stolen my headline review sentence. I've only listened to the first three in this series, and you do need to listen to book one to get the beginning and end references in this book. However, in terms of plot and pace, this one ticks a lot of boxes. You really root for Theodore. It's his turn to be in the hot seat and things get tricky for him personally. Usually, he's acting on behalf of someone else. This time it's Theo that's "in the dock".Where does it rank overall? I've got more than 50 to compare it with, but, it will be one that I will re-listen to, which marks it out as better quality than most.
The spitting Llama. It's a trivial episode, unrelated to the main plot and takes us on a nostalgic visit back to kitty court.
He's calm, measured, a good range of voices. His voice doesn't get on your nerves and the intonation is good without being totally, like, American, ya know (yuk). I really like it. I can't imagine anyone else reading it. He sounds like what I think Ike (Theo's uncle) looks like.
Even the best lawyers can't always spot the needle and thread when it's them that's being stitched up.
Good length for a car journey - there and back again! Family listening. Good places to stop and say "Lets vote on what happens next", or "Who dunnit".
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