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The House of the Scorpion

Audiobook
This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors.
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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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780743594530
  • File size: 308910 KB
  • Release date: October 21, 2008
  • Duration: 10:43:33

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780743594530
  • File size: 308943 KB
  • Release date: October 21, 2008
  • Duration: 10:48:33
  • Number of parts: 10

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Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:5.1
Lexile® Measure:660
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:3

This modern classic takes on an iron-fisted drug lord, clones bred for their organs, and what it means to be human. Winner of the National Book Award as well as Newbery and Printz Honors.
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.

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780743594530
    File size: 308910 KB
    Release date: October 21, 2008
    Duration: 10:43:33

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780743594530
    File size: 308943 KB
    Release date: October 21, 2008
    Duration: 10:48:33
    Number of parts: 10

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 5.1
    Lexile® Measure: 660
    Interest Level: 9-12(UG)
    Text Difficulty: 3
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