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I was definitely not expecting to enjoy this book. The description was all about drug lords and clones and such, totally not my cup of tea. I was pleasantly surprised! This is a strange but interesting book about a boy coming of age. He is shunned by most of the people around him and treated like an animal because he is the clone of a very affluent and influential man (who just happens to be a drug lord). You'll be entranced once you start reading this futuristic book.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
I am a forty-something science teacher who listened to this book on advice of some of my students. Enjoyed the plot, and enjoyed even more seeing what my brighter students are reading and how it relates to science. Many of the ideas have been said before, but not directly to this generation in this way. The story is a great distraction from everyday life, though the ending is fairly abrupt and too 'pat' for the intense plot that precedes it.
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What made the experience of listening to The House of the Scorpion the most enjoyable?
I loved the reader, I loved Matt! I love the story line!
What did you like best about this story?
Not to slow not to fast, easy to understand, interesting, keeps you gripped!
What about Raul Esparza’s performance did you like?
I thought it was very good, really thought I knew the characters better through the performance. clear and well read.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
a bit of both, ooooh you don't know if you should trust the old guy then BAM! It's so good!
Any additional comments?
Loved this story, good development, amazing characters, I want to read the 2nd one. over all amazing book!!
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Would you listen to The House of the Scorpion again? Why?
This is not a book I would normally choose but on a roll of listening to Raul Esparza after Under the Dome and really enjoyed it
Who was your favorite character and why?
Got to be Tamlin, tough but fair
Have you listened to any of Raul Esparza’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Became slightly obsessed with Raul Esparza in svu and then realised he also narrated Under the Dome which I had just finished listening to. I love the narration, parts in Spanish are just a dream. Scottish accent is a bit dodgy but it's so bad it's good - Scottish with a touch of Irish!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The relationship with Tamlin
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