I love to read, but now that I drive, I can't read on trips anymore. I am on the road a good 8 hours a week, so I can go through a book a week. The sound quality has an annoying static sound, but maybe the enhanced download will be better.
I love listening while I ride in the car, wash the dishes, work on a project, exercise, or take a nap.
Witty fantasy adventure.
Finding out this author's interpretation of the Leprechaun's-pot-of-gold-at-the-end-of-the-rainbow myth.
From the first moment, this book was not what I expected. Set in the present time, the main antagonist turns out to be a young boy of 12, a computer genius and criminal mastermind. The intermingling of magic, technology, code breaking, and cleverly altered folklore makes Artemis Fowl an interesting, engaging, and entertaining listen.
Good Story and very unique characters. Good read.
Child genius runs the world.
This story was expertly told, moved at a fast pace and kept my 12 year old and I both entertained during a long car trip. I highly recommend it.
His witt and money
the story line and the Holly Short
It did put a smile on my face
Read it and have fun with the major players
I have all the Artemis books in paperback and on Audible. I find them so funny and lovable that I listen over and over.
Mulch and Butler are my favorite charactors.
I was amazed at how much better the first book is when read by Nathaniel Parker. I found the Artemis character very unsympathetic especially in the first book until he was brought to life by Parker.
Excellent Story, I look forward to more stories about Artemis Fowl's and his money making plans.
Don't want to spoil the story for anyone.
I'm a school teacher and a parent, but I've always like fairy tales. Naturally a story about kids cheating fairies out of gold caught my interest. I have read the books, but I love the audio books just as much. This narrator is amazing. You can tell the difference between all the characters, and his rhythm is wonderful. I'm almost embarrassed to admit I've listened to this book at least 5 times. When I am working early in my room, I listen to the whole series, about 30 minutes at a time, from beginning to end. There are explosions and guns, and threats of death, so you may want to consider your child's age.
I'm probably going to sound dumb for saying this but I wish I had known this was juvenile lit. I really enjoyed it - both the story and the narration - but I had no idea the intended audience was adolescents (or maybe younger?). I have asked Audible to clearly label the age category of their selections because this has happened to me a number of times now. That's what they do in libraries and I don't think it's asking too much.
Having said that, I do recommend this pick to just about everyone. I think children would probably thrill more to the central character's bucking of conventions. It reminded me of Pippi Longstocking in that respect. I remember loving her just because she was a kid who lived without any adult supervision (this was back in the day before latchkey kids had been "invented") and she also had tons of money. The adventures that Artemis experiences are creative and the narrator is spot on. Fun book.