Theodore Boone's best friend April has disappeared in the middle of the night.
The only suspect is an escaped convict, and he won't give them any answers.
Thirteen-year-old Theo - the son of two lawyers - knows the criminal justice system. Terrified that he'll never see April again, he begins his own investigation.
But as the days drag on with no new leads, Theo starts to think the police are chasing the wrong person. Can he hunt down the truth and find his friend - or is it really too late?
©2011 John Grisham (P)2011 Penguin Audio
I made the mistake in thinking that this would be a full-length book as it is "unabridged" and the many John Grisham books I've so far listened to (and enjoyed) are all a lengthy listen. However, this book is a pared-down, simple story not a bit like the author's usual intricately plotted page-turners. I was even more disappointed because the narrator read the book at break-neck speed with little attempt give the characters different voices. If you're a fan of this author I'd recommend that you give this book a miss.
I have always enjoyed John Grisham books and thought I would give Theadore Boone a try. It is about a young boy who wants to be a lawyer when he is older. His investigation is typical of a John Grisham book which are always most enjoyable and you do not want to stop listening.
I persevered with this to the end as I did want to find out what happened to the missing girl. I found the story quite childish and the portrayal of teenage detective would have appealed to me 35 years ago!! Perhaps more serious than the Famous Five which I did enjoy in my teenage years.
I didn't find the story very gripping and the whole courtroom parts were rather boring...the animal court could have been omitted as I didn't see its relevance to the overall story.
Hoping my next choices will be more to my taste.
It was well narrated with good expression.
"A young adventure"
A good read for a child, but John Grisham has a lot more to offer to adults
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