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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 Peet

Mal Peet (1947–2015) was the much-acclaimed author of the Carnegie Medal–winning novel Tamar, as well as three Paul Faustino novels: Keeper, The Penalty, and Exposure, winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

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.