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Though he's only 13, Theodore Boone has spent more time in the courtroom than almost anywhere else, and there's always a new adventure waiting. After being falsely accused of vandalism and theft, Theo is happy to finally be out of the hot seat, once more dispensing legal advice to friends and community members, when an exciting new case demands his urgent attention.

©2013 John Grisham (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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enjoyable for young and old.

What made the experience of listening to The Activist the most enjoyable?

My 9 year old loves this series. No sexual undertones or needs for parental worry. I can listen to it with her and find it enjoyable also. The dialogue about legal process is educating and appropriately written for children to understand. I recommend this series.

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Best in the Series So Far

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Theo Boone is a 13 year old kid of two lawyers who wants also to be a lawyer. He is disciplined, a good friend, smart, in pretty good communication with his parents who usually share their feelings and reasons with him, who often listen to his side of issues - but not always, so he has additionally learned discretion. As an early teen, he is learning his own code of ethics. In "Activist", Grisham nicely prepares the stage, and does not suddenly create a monster out of Theo,but gets his protagonist involved through very personal events: a friend's plight, and a painful incident involving his beloved mutt of mixed parentage, Judge. The story is very well developed, allowing Theo to develop his own viewpoint, through his exposure and experiences, and through talks with his renegade uncle, and friends. You can see his growing process, and because of this, and his innate<br/>values of friendship, loyalty, and doing his own research, this book was my favorite. However, I still recommend beginning at the beginning; it's much more rich.

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Inspiring

Where does The Activist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

On a scale of 1-10, it is a 7.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Activist?

When Theodore realizes his mother's support and that his father represents the other side of the issue. And when Judge got hurt, I cried.

What about Richard Thomas’s performance did you like?

I don't, he does not have enough differences in his tone for me to always determine who is speaking. He is not a good reader for that reason. He is a good narrator, but not when it comes to speaking in different voices.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When we did not know whether Judge would live or die and Theodore's insistence on staying all night with him.

Any additional comments?

I enjoy the series and listened all the time. The wonderful part about audiobooks is that i can clean the house, do dishes, was clothes and drive to work and finish the book. I love the flexibility of audiobooks.

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Thro Boon Is Fun

my son and I thoroughly enjoy all of these books and hope that Hrisham keeps writing more.

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great

it was a amazing book great storyline. I love this book.I need 15 words and done

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I love this series! Love the narrator too! A must!

Because of the narrator, Richard Thomas, I am searching for more of his narrations. Love John Grishams work!

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This one is for kids

We've enjoyed the other Boone books. but this one is really a teaching book for kids. and Grisham failed to move the story along as he went. So for two adults, it dragged to the pint where we finally gave up.

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The Best!

Clean suspense at its finest! Thanks for writing wholesome and entertaining stories. An enjoyable experience!

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Yes

as always, Grisham is an interesting read. yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes


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  • RTyler
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • 05-04-15

True to Life Government and political issues

Would you consider the audio edition of The Activist to be better than the print version?

A wonderful insight for those who wish to simply sit back and allow your legislatures work on your behalf. Know what, when and how your local government works, who they are and where the money goes. Or you too may loose the "family farm"!

What did you like best about this story?

Practical arguments regarding how things are viewed by seemingly intelligent people. The issue is, and always will be that for most, your decisions are made EMOTIONALLY. And your heart will always want and see what it wants....

What about Richard Thomas’s performance did you like?

I don't think that at this juncture, I could listen to Theodore Boone read by ANYONE ELSE... WONDERFUL as always!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the judge informed the litigants of the consequences and severity of perjury on the stand.

Any additional comments?

A must read, hear and hopefully see....