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The Scorpio Races (CD-Audio)

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Maggie Stiefvater is my favorite Young Adult author, and one of my favorite authors, period. The Scorpio Races takes place on a small island (probably near Ireland). Every fall, fierce, demonic horses rise from the sea and the men of the island capture and race them. One year everything changes when a girl named Puck, orphaned by the horses, decides to risk everything to save her family’s home, and enters the race riding her own pony. Under the tutelage of seasoned racer Sean Kendrick, Puck learns about a whole other side of her island, and herself. Stiefavter is a master wordsmith; I read her books repeatedly because the beauty of her sentences has me in awe every time. This book, in particular, is stunning. If you have a teen, this is the perfect fall book for them. I hold a deep, unconditional love for The Scorpio Races.

— Flannery

Reading this book is like standing near the sea at night, a familiar place somehow full of mystery and possibility. Stiefvater writes beautifully to create a modern fairy tale world, with human problems for which there are no magic answers. Sean and Puck each race against time, poverty and heartbreak to find their fortunes. I hungrily devoured this.

— Jocelyn

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shiver and Linger comes a brand new, heartstopping novel.

NARRATOR: Steve West & Fiona HardinghamFORMAT: 9 CDs, UnabridgedWith her trademark lyricism, Maggie Stiefvater turns to a new world, where a pair are swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff--with more than just their lives at stake should they lose.

About the Author


Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. The third book, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, received five starred reviews. The final book, The Raven King, received four. She is also the author of All the Crooked Saints and Call Down the Hawk. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at maggiestiefvater.com.

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Praise for The Scorpio Races

2012 Michael L. Printz Honor BookNew York Times Notable Children's BookPublishers Weekly Best Book of the YearSchool Library Journal Best Books of the YearA Horn Book Fanfare BookA Kirkus Reviews Best Teen BookAn Amazon.com Best Young Adult BookALA Notable Children's Book (Fiction)Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee

"Stiefvater...not only steps out of the young adult fantasy box with The Scorpio Races but crushes it with pounding hooves...If The Scorpio Races seems like nothing you've ever read, that's because it is." -The New York Times Book Review

"Stiefvater has established herself as one of the finest YA novelists writing today." -Entertainment Weekly

"Tense, atmospheric, and utterly original." -People Magazine

*"A study of courage and loyalty tested...utterly compelling." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"An intoxicating ride." -Horn Book, starred review

*"Masterful. Like nothing else out there now." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"A book with cross-appeal to lovers of fantasy, horse stories, romance, and action adventure, this seems to have a shot at being a YA blockbuster." -Booklist, starred review

*"Marvelous." -School Library Journal, starred review



* \u201cStiefvater\u2019s novel begins rivetingly and gets better and better…all the way, in fact, to best.\u201d – The Horn Book, starred review


* \u201cA book appealing to lovers of fantasy, horse stories, romance, and action-adventure alike, this seems to have a shot at being a YA blockbuster.\u201d – Booklist, starred review


* “An utterly compelling read.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review


Praise for The Scorpio Races

2012 Michael L. Printz Honor BookNew York Times Notable Children's BookPublishers Weekly Best Book of the YearSchool Library Journal Best Books of the YearA Horn Book Fanfare BookA Kirkus Reviews Best Teen BookAn Amazon.com Best Young Adult BookALA Notable Children's Book (Fiction)Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee

"Stiefvater...not only steps out of the young adult fantasy box with The Scorpio Races but crushes it with pounding hooves...If The Scorpio Races seems like nothing you've ever read, that's because it is." -The New York Times Book Review

"Stiefvater has established herself as one of the finest YA novelists writing today." -Entertainment Weekly

"Tense, atmospheric, and utterly original." -People Magazine

*"A study of courage and loyalty tested...utterly compelling." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

*"An intoxicating ride." -Horn Book, starred review

*"Masterful. Like nothing else out there now." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"A book with cross-appeal to lovers of fantasy, horse stories, romance, and action adventure, this seems to have a shot at being a YA blockbuster." -Booklist, starred review

*"Marvelous." -School Library Journal, starred review



Product Details
ISBN: 9780545357029
ISBN-10: 0545357020
Publisher: Scholastic Audio Books
Publication Date: October 18th, 2011
Pages: 8
Language: English
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