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Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer Audiobook

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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    kris little 11-27-15
    kris little 11-27-15 Member Since 2003
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    "Not what I needed"

    couldn't finish this, tried to read this for my grandchildren to start them interested in a series, not with this book😦

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    Vasu Cherlopalle 05-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The best books ever"

    Loved the book. Make more of the books. How foes April survive the court room.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Memphis, TN, United States 07-23-12
    Anne Memphis, TN, United States 07-23-12
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    "Kid Lawyer"
    Would you try another book from John Grisham and/or Richard Thomas?

    This was an okay story...not the John Grisham suspense or Thriller story line...don't think I would purchase another one in this series....


    Would you recommend Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer to your friends? Why or why not?

    Would not recommend to my friends as not a true John Grisham story. Kids might like this particular series...but not me.


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    Ruth 07-18-11
    Ruth 07-18-11
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    "Great book!"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CAROL 04-21-11
    CAROL 04-21-11
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    "Excellent"

    A very engrossing story. I liked this even better than his other recent book, The Confession.

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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.

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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


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    Shirley 08-28-12
    Shirley 08-28-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Children's Story"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I liked the book. It's a great childrens story!


    If you’ve listened to books by John Grisham before, how does this one compare?

    Doesn't compare.


    What three words best describe Richard Thomas’s performance?

    Richard was good.


    Did Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer inspire you to do anything?

    To be more careful not to buy a children's book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judie Cedar Springs, MI 49319 08-27-12
    Judie Cedar Springs, MI 49319 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Light cute story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I prefer stories with more drama, but this was a good book.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Many little stories and then overall final. Good casual listening story.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    It was well done.


    Did Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer inspire you to do anything?

    Not inspirational


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 01-29-12
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 01-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "It’s not fun, mystery, action."

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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