I prefer the audio edition to the printed because Parker brings a life to the characters that wouldn't otherwise be there at all.
I think when Opal realized that it was her clone and not Holly in the cave that was priceless that and when Mulch came riding out on the Troll!
What isn't there to like about his performance? Its wonderful and he gives very individualized voices to all the characters.
An ending and a beginning.
Just an amazing book I think that like what the other reviewers have said about it a full circle happens and that just was what Artemis Fowl is all about!
I liked the character resolution for Artemis and some of the reveals about history that the series kept for this last book.
I might comparet to the Young Wizard series by Diane Duane or Terry Pratchets Discworld series. The humor is cleaner though. Both sereis deal with characters dealing with the supernatural with a mizture of humor and wonder.
Artemis was my favorite of coarse.
While this was a great book in the series it was less than I expected for the final book of the series. I thought there would be more of a final big revelation or change for the final book. But if you liked the series go and buy this book.