It was a fun listen. Also interesting enough that I would like to pursue the series
the description of how a Dwarf tunnels through the earth.
I liked Nathaniel Parker's voice and inflections. I don't get the inflections when I'm reading words.
when Holly healed Butler
I love good books and great narrators. Love urban fantasy, sci fi, romance, mystery, murder, and mayhem with lots of humor and sarcasm.
Hilarious beginning to the life of Artemis Fowl, a 12 year old boy in Ireland. Lots more style than Harry Potter, the magic in his world is well structured. Nathaniel Parker's performance matches the excellence of the book. Well worth the money.
A good solid listen
The imaginative world the author creates. Also, there isn't really a good or a bad guy. As listeners we end up liking both sides of the conflict.
This is obviously a book for younger listeners. As an adult I still enjoyed it. It wasn't my all time favorite, but I liked it enough to continue to purchase more books by the same author.
The story and characters were very good but the reader did an outstanding job
the information was delivered in an entertaining manner
he uses the storyline to get information across
I read equal parts NF + F: (Follet + Tolstoy + Hillenbrand + Monk Kidd + Preston+Child), practical, hands on guides, + KidLit.
This was a solid middle-grade novel. Fast-paced plot, lots of adventure and action, interesting characters. My only unfulfilled desire is that I didn't learn enough about the main character of the novel, Artemis Fowl. I feel that I learned more about his body guard, Butler, and the fairy, Holly Short, and even her boss, "Root", than I did the MC, which left a bit of a hole for me, not being able to care one way or another about the MC although I wanted to, hence the 4-star rating.
The narration for this book was excellent - authentic Irish accents and brought life to the various members of the fairy community. Great car read for families.
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.