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The Lord of Opium

Nancy Farmer

As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. Matt has always been nothing but a clone-grown from a strip of old El Patron's skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster-and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn't all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron's sinister system of drug growing-people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can't even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator?

As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. Matt has always been nothing but a clone-grown from a strip of old El Patron's skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster-and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn't all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron's sinister system of drug growing-people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can't even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator?
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As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor. Matt has always been nothing but a clone-grown from a strip of old El Patron's skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros. But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disaster-and hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn't all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron's sinister system of drug growing-people stripped of the very qualities that once made them human. Matt wants to use his newfound power to help, to stop the suffering, but he can't even find a way to smuggle his childhood love, Maria, across the border and into Opium. Instead, his every move hits a roadblock, some from the enemies that surround him…and some from a voice within himself. For who is Matt really, but the clone of an evil, murderous dictator?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Raul Esparza

Length:

11h 32m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:01


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:02


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:32


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:30


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

11:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

11:43


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

18:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:03