Eoin Colfer keeps the ongoing story of the teenage genius and his companions, very fresh. The story is clever, funny and suspenseful. The dialogue never gets stale. Who can get tired of Mulch Diggums? Nathaniel Parker makes this one of the few series we can listen to over and over again.
Okay, I'm not a kid, a tween, or even a teen, but I enjoy listening to this books. There are some pretty serious themes in the series--death, crime, loyalty, friendship, etc--and listening with your child gives you a chance to discuss these themes. It's also very entertaining for that time stuck in the car. Artemis learns a lot of things the hard way in this one, but I think it makes him a better person. As always, the narration is spot on. I love Nathaniel Parker almost as much as Jim Dale.
by far the best of the bunch and that is saying something because I think this series should win a prize for imagination and flavor of characters
I literally stumbled upon this wonderful series of books by complete accident. What a great accident it has turned out to be! Book three is the best of the bunch, followed closely by book four. But to be truly experienced, you need to start with book one. Funny, exciting, and very well written, this series of books really entertains.
When I first went to listen to this book, I was uncertain as I am a twenty year old and fairies aren't in my ordinary scope. However, this was funny and had some creative wordplay.
I recommend this book for all ages, but I know kids from 8-12 will enjoy best.
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After finishing the Harry Potter audiobook series (with the fantastic narration by Jim Dale), I was hoping to find anything as similarly engaging. While this series is not as deep or complex, its certainly fun, exciting and highly entertaining. The narration by Nathaniel Parker is outstanding. I was hooked into Mr. Colfer’s world and felt a pang when the 5th audiobook ended. However, unlike the HP series, there is more still more Artemis Fowl to come, and I greatly look forward to the forthcoming 6th installment!
The third title in the Artemis Fowl series finds Artemis needing the help of the fairies to save his butler and best friend.
The story has several complex relationships and a story line that pits "mostly good" against evil.