I love the entire Artemis Fowl series, but I must admit I was a little disappointed in the last one. In this installment, Eoin Colfer is back to form with his characteristic clever story line, "fun"tastic dialogue, and delightful characters. I really enjoyed the plot as well as the twists with Artemis' character development. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I found the story provided a great balance for all the characters I've come to know and love. Plus, the combination of magic and technology was as intriguing as ever. Finally, Nathaniel Parker is by far one of my favorite narrators ever. I'm so happy he's back. He gives each character a unique and absolutely perfect voice.
The reader does good, but he ruins it a bit when you have read the others. Eon did a great job with the book- but artimis and holley lacked a bit in this book. Not much with mulch either. Liked others ones better.
This was not the best book in the series. The plot was interesting in that the bad guy was not as cut and dry as in the past but the interplay between artemus and the rest of the characters was not as amusing as in the past. I was still glad to have read the Atlantis Complex because I just plain missed Artemus and all his friends.
This is my first book of the Fowl series and I enjoyed it. Never though of Fairies and Pixies with weapons of mass destruction but hey it is the 21st century! It was an easy listen that the whole family can enjoy. Well written with good imaging and stayed on task without a lot of filler fluff. Excellent narration by N. Parker. How do you remember all those voices?
Yes; if you've read the first 6 Artemis Fowl books, you might as well read this one because it's at least as good as the other recent books in the series.
Artemis because his character was developed in a different way than in the other books.
His Irish accent is good for the character narrations.
I did listen to it all in one sitting.
I look forward to the release of the next and final book in the Artemis Fowl series, the Last Guardian.
Ranks amongst the highest I owe and have listened to. This one and the one before it have made me giggle and sometimes outright guffaw. Artemis's alter ego Orion is so out of date, so unlike Artemis himself that it's hilarious. The phase
Nathaniel is perfect! Unlike some readers, he has a range of voices that don't sound all the same. Even Jim Dale (reader of the Harry Potter series) isn't this good, 75% of his women characters sounded old and drunk! You can tell when it's Artemis, Butler, Mulch, Holly, etc. without even needing to be told who is speaking. Many of the situations would not have been brought to life as well if I was just reading the book. He knows when to pause for effect and has perfect timing for both comedy and drama. If all books were read by Nathaniel, I would be a happy listener!
Some series peak around book 3, its like the authors run out of ideas and use the same stuff over and over again with different vilians or the story is just dragged out on and on for book after book. The Artemis Fowl series gets more entertaining as Mr. Colfer becomes more in touch with his characters and creates new situations for them to get themselves into. His writing grows as his characters grow.