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Theodore Boone: The Abduction | [John Grisham]

Theodore Boone: The Abduction

Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever.... When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone - who knows April better than anyone - has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.
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Publisher's Summary

Theodore Boone is back in a new adventure, and the stakes are higher than ever....

When his best friend, April, disappears from her bedroom in the middle of the night, no one, not even Theo Boone - who knows April better than anyone - has answers. As fear ripples through his small hometown and the police hit dead ends, it's up to Theo to use his legal knowledge and investigative skills to chase down the truth and save April.

Filled with the kind of pause-resistant suspense that has made John Grisham a number-one international best seller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone's trials and triumphs will keep listeners guessing until the very end.

Crack another case with Theodore Boone.

©2011 John Grisham (P)2011 Penguin Audiobooks

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-15-11
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-15-11 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader

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    "Theodore Boone: The Abduction"

    I enjoyed the first book in this series Theodore Boone: The Kid Lawyer so decided to listen to this one also. Glad I did. Richard Thomas does a good job narrating the story. This story is advertised for children but adults will enjoy it also. It is a short story that leaves one feeling good. It is nice to see a 13 year old with such a focus on what he wants to do with his life. Enjoyed the scenes in animal court in both books. This one particularly was funny. You will enjoy this book for a 4 hour trip with the family.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    karen United States 09-23-11
    karen United States 09-23-11 Member Since 2004
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    "A kids story??!! Who knew?"

    I just see now that other reviewers have noted this is a kids story. Huh! Maybe that's the reason I didn't care for it -- I don't recall seeing, anywhere on Audible, that this was intended for kids. If I'd known that, I wouldn't have bought it, that's for sure. Anyway, the official blurb calls the book "pause-resistant" which is a major joke. It's a total sleeper -- not a bad little story, I guess. Just that in the scheme of things, it doesn't matter. There's nothing to keep you listening other than inertia -- and the fact that you paid for it. It's not bad. It's just ....... nothing. If there is an upside, it was listening to Richard Thomas read, and reminding myself, over and over, how much I enjoyed the Walton's, back then. Welcome back, John-Boy. That part was fun. (Overall? Save your credit)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vohnna vidor, texas, United States 07-22-11
    Vohnna vidor, texas, United States 07-22-11 Member Since 2009
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    "move over, Hardy Boys!"

    Our family enjoys Theodore Boone, boy lawyer. We hope that Mr.Grisham will continue to write more of these stories. We especially enjoy seeing the courtroom from Theo's perspective.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lanna S. Seuret Sacramento, California 11-08-13
    Lanna S. Seuret Sacramento, California 11-08-13 Member Since 2012

    Artist & Journeyman Composter

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    "Beginning to Really Enjoy These!"
    Any additional comments?

    In the first of the series "Kid Lawyer", used to the many twists, turns, false trails of the adult mysteries I so love, the ending was too easy to see. Now I'm more used to Grisham's writing style, am okay with the way he handles the denouement, and trust his clues. It is clear and straightforward plotting; you don't have to worry or get tense. In this, the second of the series, the author picks up with Theo's best friend, whom we metalbeit a bit too briefly, in "Kid Lawyer", April in Paris, as she likes to call herself, an artist in a very dysfunctional family situation. They talk or text nearly everyday. Theo is a good listener, and believes in her, and trusts in the importance of friendship even when he would like to help her, but can't. Suddenly, she turns up missing, and no one, even hersomewhat scatty mother can find where she might be. Watch Theo's black sheep uncle;he has moments of real brilliance, and though he's made mistakes that took him from astellar career into a present come-down job of tax preparation, he is a figure now of practical wisdom, and self- acceptance,who accepts the consequences of his actions and lives pretty comfortably with them. He is also deeply committed to his family, and willing to go far out of his way to help Theo solve the crime. Oh, one feature that is becoming a hallmark, and an hilarious one, is Theo's volunteer lawyerly work in Animal Court. The first one was a nice touch, and colorfully amusing, but this one is hilarious, and I'm looking forward to this appearance in every story! I do recommend starting at the beginning with the series for best familiarity with the characters, plot continuities, andfuller enjoyment. I shall continue myself!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cee Cee Newton, MA 06-01-13
    Cee Cee Newton, MA 06-01-13 Member Since 2011

    Car singer

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    "Booring"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am not sure who would enjoy this. I was waiting for a twist, a plot, some excitment and it was so dissapointing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Grisham again?

    Yes, but I'd have to really read other readers comments. I rely heavily on them


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narration was fine with what he had to work with.


    Any additional comments?

    A real dud for a mystery novel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Catonsville, MD, United States 02-25-13
    James Catonsville, MD, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting Storyline, Good Plot"
    Would you listen to Theodore Boone: The Abduction again? Why?

    This is an interesting book, and I would listen to it again. I often listen the second time while traveling in my car; and even if some of the story is missed because of distractions, it isn't necessary to back it up to follow the continued action.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Theodore Boone is the star of this series and is my favorite character because of his attention to detail and procedural knowledge of the law.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Thomas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Richard Thomas does a good job narrating the story and placing emphasis where needed. He has a well modulated voice and a steady reading/telling pace. I listen to all audio books at 1.5 speed - and don't miss a word of his messages - he doesn't sound like Donald Duck at that speed. I would listen to him again - he is an asset to your organization.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Theodore is an in-charge character, and some of his sound judgments are indeed amusing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 12-07-12
    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 12-07-12 Member Since 2011

    I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!

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    "Great for the Grisham lover with kids"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is a good story without being to graphic, so younger listeners can enjoy it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Theodore Boone: The Abduction?

    I think the most suspenseful moment is when they found... wait. I'm not spoiling it for you. Listen to the book.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Thomas’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Troy, MT, United States 12-03-12
    Judy Troy, MT, United States 12-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    "good clean story."
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Theodore, of course. He's such a smart kid.


    What about Richard Thomas’s performance did you like?

    He's easy to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I was fine with stretching it out.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. Maynard Majestic, KY United States 08-11-12
    D. Maynard Majestic, KY United States 08-11-12 Member Since 2008

    deannatv

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    "One of the few series my 10 year old son enjoys..."
    Any additional comments?

    We listened to book 1 last summer on a car trip, and my son (who normally tolerates the car trip audio book) has been asking about more Theo on a regular basis. With another long trip planned, I downloaded book 2, and he was thrilled. Theo remains a solidly good kid - a loyal friend, respectful son, and budding lawyer. The secondary characters add interest and humor, since Theo and his parents are pretty straight-laced. We have book 3 ready for listening on the ride back home. Definitely worth the credit (or just purchase) as a family listen (upper elementary/middle school).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert RENO, NV, United States 06-19-12
    Robert RENO, NV, United States 06-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "not his greatest"
    Would you try another book from John Grisham and/or Richard Thomas?

    yes


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    the latest Boone book


    What does Richard Thomas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    not one of my favorite readers


    Was Theodore Boone: The Abduction worth the listening time?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Just was kind of boring. The first one was 5 starts, but this just didn't really go anywhere.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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