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Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer | [John Grisham]

Theodore Boone: Kid 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 expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial.
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Publisher's Summary

A perfect murder...a faceless witness...a lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth....and he’s only 13 years old.

Meet Theodore Boone. In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only 13, 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 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 best-seller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer will keep listeners guessing.

©2010 John Grisham (P)2010 Penguin

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    Donna Ross 07-17-10
    Donna Ross 07-17-10 Listener Since 2005
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    "Disappointing"

    I am a huge fan of Grisham and have read or listened to every book he has written. I have to say I was disappointed in this one. It was very simple and seems to be written for a very young audience. It also ended quickly without wrapping everything up. I kept thinking it would get better. Sorry, I was just disappointed. Not the John Grisham of old.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-09-10 Member Since 2014
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    "A really fun listen!"

    Richard Thomas did a fantastic job reading this book. It's a bit simplistic...but still very enjoyable summer reading!

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 07-20-10
    Carl West Palm Beach, FL, United States 07-20-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Good One"

    All Grisham's recorded books are great. Some are better than others but all are fun and informative. Seldom does he talk about attorneys like sitcoms on television and he give real incite. This book is a bit tamer than most of his because it is aimed at young adults. However all one loves from a Grisham novel is still there. Don't miss it. Don't miss any of his.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Mesquite, TX, United States 07-08-10
    Jim Mesquite, TX, United States 07-08-10

    Older, retired, love the mysteries. Live in Texas.

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    "Surely Not by Grisham"

    This was a childish and immature book obviously with pre teens as the target customer. The book ends abruptly with too few resolutions and too many basic questions unanswered. His weakest book by far.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Awesomeness 😊😀😃😝😜
    This is an awesome another and audible can not wait do listen to next Theodore Bonne yay😊😄 THE BEST.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Toertel 11-15-14
    Toertel 11-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great for middle schoolers, bit boring otherwise"

    I imagine I would have absolutely loved this as a 13 year old. It's interesting, realistic, and explains a lot about the judicial system that is not easily picked up otherwise. So, many, many years ago I would have given this 5 stars, but as it doesn't quite pick up on the promise of the blurp, I think I could have spent my credit rather better.

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    Erica 06-16-14
    Erica 06-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyed this book with my 11 year old son!"

    My son and I listened daily on the way to school. He loved it, every day he would say, "awe, mom you always stop it at the best part!" He was so excited to listen daily and he was always left in suspense!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lanna S. Seuret Sacramento, California 11-04-13
    Lanna S. Seuret Sacramento, California 11-04-13 Member Since 2014

    Artist & Journeyman Composter

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    "Pretty Good Story; Weak Denoument"
    Any additional comments?

    John Grisham seems to know a lot about law and courtrooms; in that respect it was positive to learn something of a new subject, but the story, though it progressed well, lost counterpoint or
    strength from little adversity. One character, kind of slimy, Omar Cheap (sp), the legal hanger -on
    who purportedly accompanied trouble, only created a very few moments of tension or fear, whose appearance at the end was only a grimace when it could have been a growl. Thus the story lost
    depth.

    My preference was for more empathic interaction, or maybe lovingness or authenticity within the
    family, as the communication between them seemed superficial a lot of the time, yet did have
    good energy and a lot of faith in each other and forward motion. They also lived their values, which were those of wanting to support and aid those in need; this had a good feeling.

    Theo's desire to help his friends and schoolmates is laudable, as well as famous in the school, which is how he acquires this problem, and he is humble enough to know when the situation is over his head. His seeking help ends up bringing a black sheep uncle back into the family fold, also very satisfying.

    In conclusion, it was interesting, proceeding smoothly,and the protagonist is an attractive, poised and likable young character, but I was expecting, from the blurb, a bit more excitement.

    The narration was average to my ear. Mr. Thomas, though possessing a pleasant voice, had speech mannerisms of emphasizing certain words which were not appropriate to the text, thus
    making it less smooth and interesting. He did differentiate some characters, but very subtly.

    A real fault though, were these highly questionable, badly placed musical interludes, relating to no textual change, or chapter, or climax. I was dumbfounded. Thankfully there were few of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Funkymunky EDISON, NJ, United States 07-31-13
    Funkymunky EDISON, NJ, United States 07-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Family Loved it"
    Would you listen to Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer again? Why?

    My kids were on the edge of their seats listening the entire time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer?

    We liked the courtroom drama parts the best...that and kitty court.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Sarasota, FL, United States 03-11-13
    Kindle Customer Sarasota, FL, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "a little hard to follow, but overall pretty good"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    My 10 year old son read this book and I think it was worth the read because he loved the first book "the accused" and can't wait to read "the abduction".


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    He says the beginning was really slow and hard to follow but became more interesting towards the middle of the story.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He thinks the narrator did a good job.


    Was Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer worth the listening time?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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