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
As always, John Grisham wrote another great book. I wasn't thrilled with Richard Thomas as the narrator. His voice lacked the usual enthusiam of previous narrators and he was not expert in moderating his voice for different characters.
Older, retired, love the mysteries. Live in Texas.
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.
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".
He says the beginning was really slow and hard to follow but became more interesting towards the middle of the story.
He thinks the narrator did a good job.
I liked the book. It's a great childrens story!
Richard was good.
To be more careful not to buy a children's book.
I prefer stories with more drama, but this was a good book.
Many little stories and then overall final. Good casual listening story.
It was well done.
It’s show and tell for kids about types of lawyers and how things work. I was disappointed. Grisham is a great entertainer with his suspense books for grownups. This is his first book for kids. He changed his style. He’s talking down to kids. I was hoping for entertainment like Harry Potter or The Hunger Games, but this is not even close. It feels like show and tell for middle school. What this does NOT do is give us an entertaining story with characters, plot, action, and suspense. Nothing causes the reader to feel fear or worry. There’s no bad guy creeping up on a good guy. Instead Theo’s clients say to him “I’m worried” or “I’m really scared.”
A variety of problems are described. I each case Theo explains what kind of law applies, what kind of lawyer can do it, and where to go. The main case in the book is a criminal trial. Pete Duffy is accused of killing his wife. Theo is in the audience for part of the trial. Theo learns about a witness who does not want to testify but knows things. I was disappointed that the Duffy trial was not finished. Theo did something which had a good result, but that was just one piece in the story. Wikipedia authors believe that the Duffy trial will continue in book 3. Book 2 is called “The Abduction” and is about Theo’s best friend April being abducted.
The narrator Richard Thomas was fine.
The ending was unsatisfied, to be continued.
The story is interesting, but written in simple fashion for teens or younger. I was glad I could safely listen to it in the car with my kids, no foul language or offensive material. It was a little too simplistic to enjoy on my own as much as other Grisham novels. Overall worth the time, enjoyable.
Under-whelming. Good pre-teen listen. The kid lawyer concept was good, but the student body getting his legal counsel was a little bit of a stretch--at least as it was portrayed in this novel.
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