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Theodore Boone Audiobook

Theodore Boone

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Publisher's Summary

Half the man, twice the 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 he 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 will keep readers guessing.

©2010 John Grisham (P)2010 Penguin Audiobooks US

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    Charlie King 26/08/2010
    Charlie King 26/08/2010 Member Since 2011
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    "A lot of promise but fails to deliver."

    I thoroughly enjoy Grisham's books and was looking forward to this one, even though I knew it was a children's book.

    The plot is slow and unexciting, with no real sense of conclusion. Whilst I appreciate it is a children's book, the level of exposition is far too high and treats its audience like dimwits e.g. going as far as to explain what a judge is.

    The characters are shallow and unbelievable, a class of 13 year old boys who show no intererst in girls and don't have cell phones? Or the main character who is far too perfect for a boy his age, or the fact that this is a state school that has classes of 16 children per class.

    As a set up for a sequel there is some promise, the potential intrigue around Theo's uncle and the roll over from this story possibly.

    I'll give the next book a chance, but to be honest, based on this Grisham should stick to adult fiction.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amelia 23/07/2013
    Amelia 23/07/2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Is this really a work of John Grisham"

    I have read many John Grisham books and generally feel very inclined towards reading more. I appreciate this was a childrens book but felt this was just not very interesting I couldnt care less about any of the characters and Theodore Boone had no substance to him in my opinion. I finished it just and can see that there are other Theodore Boone books following on. I for one will be on the other side of the street walking in the opposite direction from them!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    12/12/2010
    12/12/2010 Member Since 2016
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    "Hmmmm"

    This is a child's introduction to law. So technical. I'm a fan of Richard Thomas but didn't enjoy his narrative. Give it a go if you're a Grisham fan but it didn't do it for me.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Donn Edwards Johannesburg, South Africa 29/06/2010
    Donn Edwards Johannesburg, South Africa 29/06/2010 Member Since 2016

    Donn Edwards

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    "Half the length, twice the enjoyment"

    If John Grisham wrote this story to reach a wider audience, I think he will succeed. This novel is far less technical than his legal thrillers, and much less tense. Still, the story moves along with pace and humour, and the characters are all believable and interesting.

    The narrator does a good job and by the end I was hoping the book would go on longer. Great story, brilliantly told.

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    J Peterborough, United Kingdom 02/09/2015
    J Peterborough, United Kingdom 02/09/2015 Member Since 2012

    Retired therapist.

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    "Enjoyable"

    A light weight novel of legal suspense which surprisingly is quite good. It moves along at a very good pace and would be a idle travel companion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Wednesbury, United Kingdom 15/06/2015
    Daniel Wednesbury, United Kingdom 15/06/2015 Member Since 2009
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    "Had the Feel Good Factor"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Just a nice story with a warm feeling to it


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Theodore of course:)


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When he's with Judge the dog


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

    Helping the young girls parents out who're going to lose their house!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom 05/08/2010
    Mark Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom 05/08/2010 Member Since 2007
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    "Another classic"

    John Grisham is one of my favourite authors and this doesn't disappoint. A very different book for him, but as always it is a page turner. Its all about young Theo and how he gets involved in a big murder case. You may think its far fetched, but when you read this you will realise its not. Highly recommended listen.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Julie 22/04/2016
    Julie 22/04/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Thedore Boone book 1"

    This is a good book if you have KIDS
    I could not put it down !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Happy to pay for Great quality products 31/12/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Like it ye and like it no"

    I like the story it's a adventure
    What age rating is it? I am 9

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05/12/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "very enjoyable story ."

    I assume that this is aimed at young adults, given the explanations of basic courtroom terms throughout , but as a much older adult I very much enjoyed both the characters, the plot and the narration. At 5hours the story is concise and was exactly the right length for a winter afternoon spent sewing and wrapping presents . I will definitely consider more in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Alan T Alcock
    13/11/10
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    "You have to be kidding!"

    This is my second review on a John Grisham book and seriously this is almost kindergarten stuff. Boring, sentimental rubbish. Nothing like pumping out a book that barely rises above mediocre. Dont bother wasting a credit on this one.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Donn Edwards
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    27/06/10
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    "Half the length, twice the enjoyment"

    If John Grisham wrote this story to reach a wider audience, I think he will succeed. This novel is far less technical than his legal thrillers, and much less tense. Still, the story moves along with pace and humour, and the characters are all believable and interesting.

    The narrator does a good job and by the end I was hoping the book would go on longer. Great story, brilliantly told.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Venu
    HyderabadIndia
    28/06/10
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    "A great book to start Audiobooks"

    Excellent narration. The book comes to life through the hundred thousands voices that the narrator has. This is the perfect "First Audiobook" - Simple, effective and terrific.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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