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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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excellent light listening with young adults

What made the experience of listening to Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer the most enjoyable?

Excellent light listening with young adults on a trip. Grisham has done an excellent job with an entertaining story

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

John Boy has grown up and his actors training comes out as he reads the books.

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Good family entertainment

Listener to this on a road trip with our two preteen boys, and everybody loved it and got into the story. Made the trip go by so fast!

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amazing

it was good actually great liked how detaled and educational it was with a good story line.

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  • Woody
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  • 04-05-15

Great Series ... Lots of Fun

This is a different Grisham. Still good courtroom action, but from the kid perspective. I have every Theo book, and enjoy them over and over again.

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Cool

Awesomeness 😊😀😃😝😜
This is an awesome another and audible can not wait do listen to next Theodore Bonne yay😊😄 THE BEST.

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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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Not bad, cute actually and entertaining

I didn't know this was a kid's book. I realized that in short order and was irritated, but it turned out to be entertaining and worth the listen.

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