Written By: Nancy Farmer

Narrated By: Raul Esparza

Date: October 2008

Duration: 10 hours 44 minutes

Summary:

Discover this internationally bestselling, National Book Award–winning young adult classic about what it means to be human with an updated, reimagined cover!

Matt Alacrán wasn’t born. He was harvested.

His DNA came from El Patrón, the drug-lord ruler of the country of Opium. Most people hate and fear clones like Matt—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, and realizes escape is his only chance to survive. But escape from the Alacrán Estate is no guarantee of freedom.

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  • Bernadette R

    Absolutely fantastic! The story + the narration made the characters come alive, we felt like we were watching a movie and wondered why this book has not been turned into a movie yet. We listened to it during our travels to visit family over the holidays and were glued to the audio speaker 'til the end!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Susan S

    Very good book to read. It was really interesting and it never got boring.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Lydia M.

    This novel is intense and makes you think. I love Nancy Farmer's take on a possible future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sincere H.

    I read this as a middle school kid he felt out of place, I'm intending to read it again hoping to understand a part of myself. This has been my favorite book since childhood God bless you

  • Elizabeth T.

    Excellent narrator! One of my favorite books as a child, and still loved it just as much.

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