Theodore Boone : Theodore Boone

  • by John Grisham
  • Narrated by Richard Thomas
  • Series: Theodore Boone
  • 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Theodore Boone is 13 and wants nothing more than to swap homeroom for the courtroom; he lives for big trials. Now the biggest murder case in his city's history is set to begin.
In the packed court, a husband awaits trial for his wife's murder.
Is he a dangerous criminal or an innocent victim?
The case takes a sinister twist when Theo uncovers a surprise witness with his own problems to hide. But Theodore is sworn to secrecy and time is running out.
Can Theo find a way to bring the killer to justice...or will a guilty man get away with murder?
Brimming with the intrigue and suspense that made John Grisham a number one international best-seller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller.

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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.
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- Charlie King

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!
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- Amelia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-06-2010
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited