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If you could sum up The Accused in three words, what would they be?
Takes you into the story from the first page
What did you like best about this story?
It kept me listening
What does Richard Thomas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The emotions of the child
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Where does The Accused rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Ah, you've stolen my headline review sentence. I've only listened to the first three in this series, and you do need to listen to book one to get the beginning and end references in this book. However, in terms of plot and pace, this one ticks a lot of boxes. You really root for Theodore. It's his turn to be in the hot seat and things get tricky for him personally. Usually, he's acting on behalf of someone else. This time it's Theo that's "in the dock".Where does it rank overall? I've got more than 50 to compare it with, but, it will be one that I will re-listen to, which marks it out as better quality than most.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Accused?
The spitting Llama. It's a trivial episode, unrelated to the main plot and takes us on a nostalgic visit back to kitty court.
What about Richard Thomas’s performance did you like?
He's calm, measured, a good range of voices. His voice doesn't get on your nerves and the intonation is good without being totally, like, American, ya know (yuk). I really like it. I can't imagine anyone else reading it. He sounds like what I think Ike (Theo's uncle) looks like.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Even the best lawyers can't always spot the needle and thread when it's them that's being stitched up.
Any additional comments?
Good length for a car journey - there and back again! Family listening. Good places to stop and say "Lets vote on what happens next", or "Who dunnit".
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It was full of adventure it was the best ever I will mention it to my friends