The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer audiobook

The House of the Scorpion

By Nancy Farmer
Read by Raul Esparza

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Matteo Alacran Series: Book 1

10.73 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743572477

Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium -- a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt's first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster -- except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself. As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patrón's power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn't even suspect.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2002 National Book Award for Young People's Literature

A 2003 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book

A 2003 Newbery Honor Book

A 2003 Locus Award Nominee

A 2003 Mythopoeic Award Nominee for Children's Literature

A Young Readers' Choice for the 2005Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award

A 2003 Garden State Teen Book Award Nominee

Winner of the 2006 Young Hoosier Book Award

Winner of the 2008 Abraham Lincoln Award

A 2003 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Matteo Alacrán was not born; he was harvested. His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium -- a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt's first cell split and divided inside a petri dish. Then he was placed in the womb of a cow, where he continued the miraculous journey from embryo to fetus to baby. He is a boy now, but most consider him a monster -- except for El Patrón. El Patrón loves Matt as he loves himself, because Matt is himself.

As Matt struggles to understand his existence, he is threatened by a sinister cast of characters, including El Patrón's power-hungry family, and he is surrounded by a dangerous army of bodyguards. Escape is the only chance Matt has to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom, because Matt is marked by his difference in ways he doesn't even suspect.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mind-expanding fiction.”  USA Today 
“Readers will be hooked from the first page.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review) 
“An inspiring tale of friendship, survival, hope, and transcendence.”  Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 
“This is a powerful, ultimately hopeful story that builds on today’s sociopolitical, ethical, and scientific issues and prognosticates a compelling picture of what the future could bring.”  Booklist (starred review) 

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.73
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English