The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion

The House of the Scorpion Series, Book 1

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008 | Unabridged
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2008
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780743594530
Call Number: OverDrive Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
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Additional Contributors: Esparza, Raul
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Jan 03, 2015

The House Of The Scorpion (2002) - Teenage rated, one of my first and very favourite books; I have now read it five times. This was the book that got me into reading way back in Grade 8, April 2010. I went on to read all of Nancy Farmer's books and those of over 100 different authors. By December 2014, I had read over 550 books and counting. After you read this book, read the sequel 'The Lord of Opium' (2013); you will not be disappointed. Doctor-at-Bass! Taylor A.


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