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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mal Peet Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781455800773
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As the city of San Juan pulses to summer's sluggish beat, its teenage soccer prodigy, El Brujito, the Little Magician, vanishes without a trace—right after he misses a penalty kick and loses a big game for his team. Paul Faustino, South America's top sports reporter, is reluctantly drawn into the mystery of the athlete's disappearance. As a story of corruption and murder unfolds, Faustino is forced to confront the bitter history of slavery and the power of the occult. A deftly woven mystery flush with soccer and suspense, this gripping novel is one that shouldn't be missed.

From the award-winning author of Tamar, a time-shifting thriller about a vanishing soccer star, occult secrets, and the dark history of slavery. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 8/27/2013

    " I so love Keeper by Mal Peet that my expectations were high for this book. I was sorely disappointed. With the rape, torture, murders and voodoo, I would not suggest anyone under 10th (or maybe 11th) grade read this book. How it got classifed as YA is a mystery to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 9/1/2012

    " its soooooooooooooooo awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 eli | 3/24/2012

    " I didn't feel like this one was as good as Keeper, but still not a bad mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shane | 7/1/2011

    " Started so promisingly, but got way too confusing as the plot developed. A real shame because The Keeper was one of the best reads I have ever enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eryn | 4/10/2011

    " The description of a mex of voodoo and football intrigued me. It was moslty voodoo and history though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard | 11/23/2010

    " This had its moments, but it wasn't nearly as good as Keeper by the same author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Weston | 11/25/2009

    " not as entertaining as Keeper, but still most enjoyable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 10/13/2009

    " I so love Keeper by Mal Peet that my expectations were high for this book. I was sorely disappointed. With the rape, torture, murders and voodoo, I would not suggest anyone under 10th (or maybe 11th) grade read this book. How it got classifed as YA is a mystery to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard | 5/26/2009

    " This had its moments, but it wasn't nearly as good as Keeper by the same author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 5/21/2009

    " not as entertaining as Keeper, but still most enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernd | 2/6/2009

    " I like this book beqause it is about football.
    i,m not finyst whit this book yet "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eryn | 7/7/2008

    " The description of a mex of voodoo and football intrigued me. It was moslty voodoo and history though. "

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About the Author
Author Mal PeetMal Peet published his first novel, Keeper, in 2003. It was translated into several languages and won the Branford Boase Award. He next won the Carnegie Medal in 2005 and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 2009, as well as a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor in 2012 for Life: An Exploded Diagram. Born in Norfolk, England, in 1947, Mal Peet died in 2015.
About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration and recipient of ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.