Action, Peril, Intrigue
My favorite character as always is the tough, ready for action Holly. She is no nonsense with just a pinch of softness at the center.
Nathaniel Parker is in a race for #1 narrator/performer in my book. I go back and forth with Jim Dale. I remarked again at hearing this book..."Nathaniel Parker is the best" but if Jim Dale comes out with another narration, I might swing back the other way...who knows?
This could be the end of everything as we know it.
I would recommend this series to anyone, including adults as well as my grandchildren. I made the error of listening to one audio version a few books back that was not read by Nathanial Parker, and that was a disappointment. Ok, but just not NP. I was delighted when he read the last two. He is a master with accents and pacing.
Is it really over? The ending was not as strong as the whole series. I guess I would hope for more installments after all.
I work at camp and I was able to switch from the book to the audiobook very easily as it became too dark to read. I feel that the narrator did a very good job with this book and I really enjoyed listening.
I really like the characters in this series. Even the villain is familiar- I love to hate her. The performance is amazing, and the ending was not quite long enough but completely enthralling.
This final Fowl adventure is chock full of shocking moments and humorous interludes as the gang gathers for a final battle with the ever-evil Opal!
I am a lover of stories, particularly stories that let your imagination run wild. Just because something doesn't exist is no reason for it to hamper an excellent story from being told. If I can do my work while listening to an excellent story, then I am one happy guy
I grew up with the Artemis Fowl series and continue to enjoy the occasional re-listen when I am working on something else. Imagine my surprise when I log onto audible and there is another artermis fowl book. I was a little wary about purchasing this book because I did not feel that the previous two books were up to snuff compared with the others, but finally I decided that I should listen to the conclusion, if only to know the resolution to a series that I loved when I was younger. And let me tell you, I was very happy I did. Unlike the previous two books, this Artemis Fowl book has the same feel and wit of the first five books, and brought back the single best villain of the Artemis Fowl series, Opal.
So bottom line, if you were like me and felt that the series was kind of falling apart with the books 6 and 7, you should definitely give this book a chance, you will be glad you did. Worth the listen even now that I am older.
Nathaniel Parker once again does a awesome job in narrating the story, this is artemis fowel at its best
I can always count on Artemis taking me along on his adventures. I would recommend these audio books to anyone and everyone. I am glad that Nathaniel Parker is back reading them, too. He puts such animation and fun into the books, showing the kids who listen how to paint pictures in their heads and how to read fluently themselves.
I just love the characters and the adventures they go on. I am glad there are more adventures and hope it will continue. Let's face it, there are tons of ways a kid like Artemis can have adventures...his brothers will see to that.
Eoin Colfer steps up his character descriptions and weaves yet another compelling story between good and evil, friends and enemies.
Loved ALL the characters! Opal is deliciously evil, Artemis is clever and sweet, Foally and Caberline's relationship is explained and its just so sweet.
If you've listened to all the Fowl series with Nathaniel Parker narrating you can't imagine it any other way. His voices for the characters, his inflections, he's just great!
I cried a tiny bit towards the end.
Eoin Colfer should be tied to a desk and forced to write books for posterity.
funny, action-packed, adventurous
I feel that the entire Artemis Fowl series (8 books) is at the very least as good as the Harry Potter franchise. I'm surprised it's popularity hasn't blossomed more than it has.
Nathaniel Parker has narrated all of the Artemis Fowl books, and he has come to be the life of the characters to me. No one else could transition from Artemis's dry deadpan wit, to Holly Short's frustrated outbursts to Foley's egotistical musings as weel and with such ease as he does. He makes every character come to life.
I loved this book. I only hate that it is planned to be the series finale to the Artemis stories.
Artemis Fowl, the teenage criminal mastermind - turned - hero, and his fairy friends Holly Short, Foley the Centaur, and Mulch Diggums the Dwarf of the underground (quite literally!) LEP (Lower Elements Police) - Recon unit, are back in the 8th and final novel in the series. The evil Pixie Opal Coboy has come up with a plan that will cause Armageddon on earth - and it's up to genius Artemis and his friends and ever present bodyguard Butler to once again save the world!