Its one of my favorites. The narrator does an amazing job with the voices and it's one of the few books that each character has there own personalities. I've listened to a LOT of audiobooks. I mostly borrow them from the library first and then purchase them here in audibles. My husband and I decided that once we have children we want them to listen to as many audiobooks as possible as an alternative to watching tv in the car and at home. Also for those times we will be busy to read to them at night. I've collected all the Artemis fowl books on audibles and are keeping them safe for my future litenings and for my babies:)
The one problem I have with the narrator is that he can't pull of some accents. Especially the Asian ones. They are pretty off and I am an expert on Hispanic and Asian accents. If you can get past those characters than its worth your time. Luckily he is European and most of the main characters have a European accent.
The story is great and fun for all ages in my opinion. The first 5 books are awesome but eoin colfer should find a way to end this series. the sixth lost my attention.
Only listen to the books read by Nathaniel Parker. If you see a different name forget it. I think the time paradox was read by someone else...awful! I did some research and footwork to get the Nathaniel Parker narration. Well worth it. The last guy was awful awful awful. I hope he doesn't read this...sorry mate:)
I didn't immediately get caught up in the story but I'm glad I stayed with it. I was soon totally involved with the characters and the story. I'm looking forward to the next book.
I love surprises and there were some unexpected events and outcomes that I enjoyed.
The narrator was very good and I was always able to determine which character was speaking or thinking.
Fun story but every time I am reminded that the protagonist is 12 I loose my belief in it. Eventually I get caught up in it again. Kids would like this book I think
It hasn't I have read other books with similar concepts that were better.
I Liked the naration.
I guess Harry Potter, all though completely different is similar. It appeals to the same basic audience.
The voices are well separated, there is a good a sense of character in the read.
I enjoyed the different take on basic fantasy elements. Very creative writing.
Before you go any farther, you need to know this is a book written for older children (jr high school or so) In that realm, it was a fantastic book. Artemis is a child genius and I loved the tweak Colfer put on him. No hero here! Likable, yes, but still a crook! The plots twists were a little predictable for a more mature audience but again, considering the target audience, it was perfectly executed.
Nathanial Parker's performance was exceptional. The accents were believable to my American ears yet not so thick as to be indiscernible. Each character had a unique and identifiable voice which made the book so easy to listen to. It went down like your favorite cold beverage on a hot day.
It wasn't as long as most books I listen to but it was a refreshing, light story to which I would not hesitate to introduce my children once they are a little older.
Artemis Fowls entitled and arrogant brilliance juxtaposes quite well with the misgivings of Butler regarding their shenanigans. When Butler begins to question the morality of capturing the elf Holly Short it is interesting to see the give and take.
Nathaniel Parker brings a performance quality that can not be found through reading. I feel like I experienced a great play due to his superb reading.
Really an exceptional story full of fantastic imagery. I will most definitely listen to the next book in the series.
The storyline is wonderful. It you like Harry Potter you will enjoy this character.
The voice matches the book perfectly.
I could not stop listening. Lucky I was on a long trip.
This is a little bit dense for a nine year old, but twelve and thirteen year old's will love it. I, as an adult love it. It is a light jaunt into a cleverly crafted world. It is definitely worth your money.
I am always grateful when I find a book that entertains both my grandson and myself. Eoin Colfer has a great many books that fit that bill and Artemis Fowl is my favorite of them. When you would like to relax and fall asleep with silver words paving the way, Nathaniel Parker is a good choice for a narrator. This is a book I was able to listen to several times. Enjoy! Nan
a great tale to wet the appetite for the whole series. So many characters that sweep you away and warm your heart.