Artemis has committed his entire fortune to a project he believes will save the planet and its inhabitants, both human and fairy. Can it be true? Has goodness taken hold of the world’s greatest teenage criminal mastermind?
Captain Holly Short is unconvinced, and discovers that Artemis is suffering from Atlantis Complex, a psychosis common among guilt-ridden fairies - not humans - and most likely triggered by Artemis’s dabbling with fairy magic. Symptoms include obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, multiple personality disorder and, in extreme cases, embarrassing professions of love to a certain feisty LEPrecon fairy.
Unfortunately, Atlantis Complex has struck at the worst possible time. A deadly foe from Holly’s past is intent on destroying the actual city of Atlantis. Can Artemis escape the confines of his mind - and the grips of a giant squid - in time to save the underwater metropolis and its fairy inhabitants?
It’d been a while since I visited the world of Artemis Fowl, but this was a great way to reacquaint myself with that world.
This adventure was filled with many exciting and poignant moments, and I found myself reading the adventure at every possible free moment I had. For the first time ever, I truly wanted to smack Artemis upside the head, but in fairness to our favorite teenage mastermind, he wasn’t quite himself.
After finishing this book, I was eager to read the last installment in the Artemis Fowl series.
Different, funny, complex
The softer side of Artemis that professed his true feeling for Holly. I laughed outloud.
Artemis' alter ego expressing his true feeling for Holly and her reactions.
Artemis - just another teen.
Haven't read the print version.
Orion's character and Artemis's "disorder".
I liked his performance VERY much! The distinction between characters was wonderful!!
I just love the Artemis Fowl series. As I read each book the relationship between Holly and Artemis continues to evolve. Lots of twists and turns making these books very exciting to listen to. The narrator makes it all come alive and draws you in to the story.
3 times now....lol
Mulch of course...
No, this is the first one, but very well vocalized
Even a genuis can have an off day!
Books, Books, Books, Audiobooks, Books, Books... need i say more? :D
Artemis is crazy yet he is still brilliant enough to figure it out! i mean even his own mind is not enough to win against him! in this Artemis book we see our brave irish hero slowly descend into madness, while he tries to concur his own mind he faces space probes, his complex of being a nut, a giant squid, and an enemy everyone over looked he slowly goes and along with Holly, Foaly, Butler, Diggums, and a new "person" Orion we see them go through thick, thin and gelatinous goo.
Eoin Colfer, Creates a good story with good characters but his books have become more and more preachy on man is bad and destroying the world line. I do not select books to get preached about subjects in this case global warming that quite frankly have a questionable basis I am 40 but and have lived long enough to remember when I was a kid being told that we were causing a new Ice age. Yet science now say we are causing warming that has been going on 100 yrs. yeah right and we are all going to die from the ozone hole and acid rain.
Before reading this book please read state of fear by Michael Crichton (author of Jurasic park).
The Artemis Fowl series is wonderfully original and engaging. Unfortunately The Atlantis Complex is not on par with the rest of them. It still has its moments of Colfer's signature wit and charm, but feels like a let down in many other areas. As much as it is sad to say, it seems like the series had run its course with the fifth or sixth book, and this installment adds little.
On the bright side, Nathaniel Parker's narration is a brilliant as ever.