The Lord of Opium

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.53 hours)
Product Number: Z100135305
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442362437
Narrator/s: Raul Esparza
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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?

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Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Original Publish Date: Sep 03, 2013

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Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Narrator(s): Raul Esparza
Product Number C02475
Released: Oct 16, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470346973
eAudio
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Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Narrator(s): Raul Esparza
Product Number Z06173
Released: Nov 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470348618
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Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Product Number EB00563879
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442482562
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Class Set
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Narrator(s): Raul Esparza
Product Number 3M0328
Released: Jan 29, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470389765
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Narrator(s): Raul Esparza
Product Number 3E0284
Released: Jan 29, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470389864
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Narrator(s): Raul Esparza
Product Number 3G0310
Released: Jan 29, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470389963
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Product Number 4T0304
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ISBN: #9781470380694
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Nancy Farmer
Product Number 160294
Released: Jan 29, 2013
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Publisher: Athenium
ISBN: #9781442482548

Professional reviews

"Narrator Raœl Esparza performs this sequel to HOUSE OF THE SCORPION. He gives life to the story of Matt, a clone in an imagined near future. Here, MattÕs Òoriginal,Ó a powerful drug lord, has died, and the teenaged Matt has inherited his empire. Esparza moves fluidly between English and Spanish, as Matt does, and he creates distinct, appropriately accented voices for the multicultural cast of characters who help and oppose Matt as he tries to change his country from a slave economy based on the production of opium to one filled with free people producing crops and goods that sustain life. Ethical dilemmas, action, science, and even romance combine for riveting listening. A.F. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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