Theodore Boone: The Abduction

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 July, 2011, 12:00am


Theodore Boone: The Abduction
by John Grisham (read by Richard Thomas)
Hodder and Stoughton (audiobook)

For readers of a certain age, Richard Thomas will always be John-Boy Walton, eldest son of The Waltons. It always comes as a surprise to imagine him doing anything else other than wishing his Ma and Pa goodnight, but to hear his now throaty drawl reading the second part of John Grisham's adventures for teenagers is very nearly a shock. 'He made cheese, bad cheese in Theo's opinion,' he rumbles. Grisham and Thomas, by contrast, make pretty good cheese. Although he doesn't sound it, Theodore Boone (Teddy to his mother) is barely 14. The son of two lawyers, he's the youngest, if unqualified legal eagle for miles: even judges seek his counsel. Having solved the wife-killing case in part one, he now faces a crime far closer to home: the abduction of a close friend, April. The prime suspect is a recently escaped convict. Theo is not so sure, and gathers his gang of adoring friends to unravel the truth. The audiobook is easily digested, and thanks to Thomas' enthusiastic, if grown-up reading, it proves to be fun for all the family.

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