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Sunday, July 8, 2012
I am truly loving the audiobooks that Penguin is so graciously sending me for review. And, I am a huge Theodore Boone fan. Plus, there seems to be a cavernous hole in YA where mystery stories are concerned. Not sure why- or, am I missing something? This time*, Theo is under suspicion and about to be arrested for a theft that occurred at a local electronics store. Thus, the young Boone is found in a new place in his life, trying to defend himself. As usual, his "de-barred" uncle comes to the rescue to help Theo find a way out of his mess. The beauty of this audio is Richard Thomas' narration. I dare you to listen and not want to shout, "Good Night, John Boy!" The pacing and voices Thomas adds to the narrative are soothing to the ears and portray the characters' personalities through voice quite well. I have listened to the last two Theo Boone novels and have been thoroughly satisfied.
*For those unfamiliar with this series, Theodore Boone is the son of Marcella and Woods Boone, who are both lawyers. Each novel provides another mystery to be solved, but they are all very close to the main character (i.e. he doesn't find mysterious dead people, etc).