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The House of the Scorpion

Nancy Farmer

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Raul Esparza

Length:

10h 44m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:24


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

04:49


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

18:56


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

16:10


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

18:16


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

24:49


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

23:14


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

16:53


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

14:47


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

13:22


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

18:13


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

18:21


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

18:40


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

25:17


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

13:25


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

18:26


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

16:16


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

20:10


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

14:26


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

13:45


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

15:38


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

19:47


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

21:14


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

19:08


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

12:35


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

17:53


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

14:05


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

13:08


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

18:06


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

12:28


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

18:00


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

18:55


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

12:07


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

18:27


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

18:32


Part 5, Chapter 35
Part 5, Chapter 35

13:55


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

17:55


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

17:47


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

15:03


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

00:58