The whole family enjoyed listening to this on our drives around on vacation. The little violence is not graphic so this is good for the younger kids too.
Funny, imaginative, smart.
I love the voice Parker gives to Mulch, the dwarf.
My daughter and I love the Artemis Fowl books--the rich characters, diabolical plot twists, hilarious dry wit--but I never read them, I always listen to the audio. Nathaniel Parker reads the whole series, bringing all the characters to life through an amazing variety of accents, dialects and attitudes. Artemis, Holly the elf, Mulch the dwarf, Foalie the techie centaur are all more real to me because of Parker's remarkable performance. He's the best reader I've come across.
I have recommended this book to lots of kids and several adults. It's all around fun.
I like the introduction of the demons and particularly Number One.
My favorite character has always been Butler. I love the way Nathaniel Parker gives him that touch of humor that helps keep things from getting too heavy. I love all of his voices.
Yes ... the performer does a wonderful job interpreting the tongue-in-cheek genius of Eoin Colfer.
The emergence of demon #1
The disciplined desperation of Artemis in
I suppose eventually Artemis Fowl must grow up -- if he does then I will too..... (wink).
As ever Nathaniel Parker's reading makes this book so enjoyable. The story was a good one, and I had to shut myself away somewhere quiet, to listen to the ending of the story, I couldn't turn it off!
Yes, but not our favorite.
Time travel in both cases. Sometimes time travel makes for too much leeway in creating an engaging tale.
They're all always good but Butler and Mulch are two favorites.
I love the Artemis Fowl series. Fun stories, masterfully read. Indeed, I can't think of another narrator I've enjoyed more -- he does a myriad of voices fantastically well.
This book introduces several new characters, in Barcelona and on the island of the demons. A fun mixture of friends and foes.
Lively reading that will enchant and keep you spell-bound. Many refreshingly new twists and turns that are quite unexpected.
As a mother of very young children, I'm always on the hunt for books that interest me, yet are kid friendly. (no cussing, vulgarity, etc) The Artemis Fowl books are wonderful. Yes, they are technically children's books, but they definitely have enough depth and plot to interest adults. The narrator does an excellent job, and is one of the few I really enjoy. Humorous, well-written and narrated- you can't go wrong with this series.