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Author: John Grisham Narrator: Richard Thomas Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Series:The Theodore Boone Series Release Date: May 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101404591

Publisher Description

A perfect murder

A faceless witness

A lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he’s only thirteen years old

Meet Theodore Boone

In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen 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 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 #1 international bestseller and the undisputed master of the legal thriller, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer will keep readers guessing and pages turning.

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Quotes

  • Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.

    - The New York Times
  • Classic Grisham.

    - The Los Angeles Times
  • Smartly written.

    - USA Today
  • Grisham is an absolute master.

    - Washington Post
  • "Edge-of-your-seat drama, sophisticated plotting, and plenty of spunk.

    - Chicago Sun-Times
  • "Gripping . . . I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery.

    - Scholastic News 
  • “Not since Nancy Drew has a nosy, crime-obsessed kid been so hard to resist.”

    - New York Times
  • “Classic Grisham.”

    - Los Angeles Times
  • “Grisham brings to his crossover bid the lapidary prose and frank insider’s view of this country’s legal system that make his adult bestsellers so absorbing.”

    - School Library Journal
  • “Problem-solver Theo sometimes seems like a sophisticated Encylopedia Brown, and as with the boy detective, expect to see more of him.”

    - Booklist

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A 2010 Agatha Award Nominee for Best Children's/Young Adult Novel

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " fantastic book and a great character. I keep reading (listening to these books!!!! "

    - david, 5/21/2019
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Max and I are reading this book while we are driving to his many commitments (lacrosse, swimming, drum lessons, sleepovers...). It is pretty neat way to get a kid interested in the law and our legal system. John Ghrisham does a fine job explaining it all in kid language (that works for me, too). With a 13 year old boy as the book's namesake and the murder trial he gets immersed into, the story clips along and has no trouble holding Max's interest "It's exciting though it is not as much fun as FPS games on the Xbox", he says. "

    - Nina, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Almost as good as the books he writes for adults..... "

    - Xavier, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I want to know what happens... "

    - Michal, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I guess I realized this would be young adult fiction before I started reading but this is really young adult fiction. Really, really young. Quick read, easy characters, not quite believable but then, does it have to be? Pleasant but no cigar. "

    - Sharon, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very exciting and heart pounding. Every chapter got more suspenseful. "

    - Dtroygb, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Read this aloud to the family. We really enjoyed it. It is an interesting and engaging story, and it does a great job of introducing key facets of the judicial system. I would recommend it to anyone who wants either (1) wants to trick their kids into learning a little more about the judicial system by hiding it in a good story or (2) who would like to learn more about the legal system themselves in such a story! "

    - Rodney, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Kid lawyer save the day. Just another fun read. "

    - Muazam, 12/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of the first books in a LOOOONG time that I actually enjoyed when it wasn't a fantasy. The only reason I even tried it is because my grandma suggested it, so we did a book switch-off where I then gave her a Harry Potter book to try because she doesn't read fantasy. In this book, I was interested in the law and court system involved, and most importantly, the author's style of writing. It was flowing, fun-to-read, and even humorous at times. "

    - Tsahinstudents.nssd112.org, 12/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The book, at 260+ pages seemed to drag. It gave great background on legal terms and practices, but there was very little to keep me engrossed, other than the accomplishment of finishing the novel. "

    - Bettina, 12/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is totally embarrassing. But it was a good read, full of action, lawyerly in a kid-friendly way, compelling problems. it was cute. will i read another? probably not. but there's a reason john grisham is a best seller. "

    - Caitlinleah, 12/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was a really good book! I just wish that the end hadn't been so abrupt-- I seriously went back and looked to see if there were any pages torn out. :) "

    - Brianna, 12/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a fun read. Book one of a series for young adults, but an excellent legal primer no matter what your age. It was nice to get away from the author's more complex stories. It was a very enjoyable book and actor Richard Thomas did a very nice job narrating the audio book. "

    - Mr., 12/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This book was a really easy read. However this book was hard to put down and was very suspenseful, one of my favorite mystery books. "

    - Alyssa, 11/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The plot was interesting, but it could have used a little more action. The foreshadowing makes it seem as though the sequel will have more action and suspense in it. "

    - Katelin, 9/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was great! The descriptions about lawyers and how the court works were great. The story had a great plot and I learned a few new words. I recommend to the person reading this to read this book. "

    - Abel, 4/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A good first time juvenile book....I enjoyed it and hope he does another... "

    - Katherine, 3/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Neat One..! "

    - Sanjayan, 3/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It's Grisham Lite, but I still liked it. "

    - Charlynn, 1/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I liked it very much "

    - Jim, 12/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is an amazing book that everyone should read it! "

    - Claire, 9/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I actually thought that Theo would be the one who would charge Duffy. Darn it. But I think I've learned quite a few legal stuff from this book since it was brought down to layman terms (Thank God!). Hopefully the next book would be much better.... "

    - Don, 8/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " My daughter liked it more then I so that is all that really matters. It was ok, a nice intro into mystery books for young people. I'm sure we will be reading more. "

    - Jodie, 7/16/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I just couldn't get into this YA tale by Grisham. One of those books I just couldn't finish. "

    - Debra, 6/16/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book. Up there in my top twenty. "

    - Elijah, 6/9/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I could not put this book away and read it within a couple hours. Recommend it to everyone and is probably a book that I will read over and over again. Really nicely written. "

    - Geraldine, 12/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I enjoyed this book and hope my kids will like it, too. "

    - Kidsbookworm, 11/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked the lawyer drama involved in this book and how the kid worked his way into the courtroom to try and help solve the case. It's a good mystery for those who like mysteries. "

    - Kevin, 8/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Different slant on courtrom drama told through the eyes of a very intelligent 13yr old, Never the less it was enjoyable. "

    - Sally, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The book was just ok. The ending was pretty meak, I really expected something more to happen. Overall an easy read, but really needed more suspense to keep me hooked. "

    - Laura, 5/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love John Grisham. This was an easy-read, based around a 13-year old law-fascinated boy. Good read! "

    - Danielle, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I kept wondering how all the loose ends would tie up by the end of the book, and sure enough - they didn't. Left me hanging on several matters which I'd like to have known more about. But a quick and entertaining read. My nephew turned 13 today and he surely is nothing like Theodore Boone!! "

    - Kyllei, 5/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked John Grisham's story about a 13 yr old boy who wants to grow up to be a lawyer like his parents. He is smart and sensitive and gives legal advice to his peers. "

    - Janie, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " "As with all other Grisham novels, the end was a dud. It could not keep the thrill levels of the introduction in place. Overall, not a bad read. "

    - Zeus_sooraz, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " ini buku john grishan pertama yang kubaca, walaupun sudah lama punya beberapa bukunya. Ceritanya menurutku kurang seru tapi lumayan bisa namabh pengetahuan tentang istilah2 di dalam sidang pengadilan. "

    - sinta, 5/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " i think it was the best book ive read "

    - Zachary, 5/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Didn't realize this was a children's book at first. But then it made sense once I figured out why JG was describing every big word and how the judicial system works. Good read. "

    - Bryan, 5/4/2011

About the Author

John Grisham is the author of more than thirty-five novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and seven novels for young readers. Thirty-three of his crime thrillers have made the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list

About the Narrator

Richard Thomas, a film and television actor, is best known for his role as John-Boy Walton on the CBS television series, The Waltons. His performance earned him a Primetime Emmy, as well as two Golden Globe nominations. Also an audiobook narrator, he has read numerous books, including John Grisham’s Theodore Boone series.