Listen to the entire Artemis Fowl series.
©2001 Eoin Colfer; (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"Artemis Fowl is pacy, playful, and very funny, an inventive mix of myth and modernity, magic and crime." (Time.com)
"Hilarious and exciting story." (Denver Post)
Before you go any farther, you need to know this is a book written for older children (jr high school or so) In that realm, it was a fantastic book. Artemis is a child genius and I loved the tweak Colfer put on him. No hero here! Likable, yes, but still a crook! The plots twists were a little predictable for a more mature audience but again, considering the target audience, it was perfectly executed.
Nathanial Parker's performance was exceptional. The accents were believable to my American ears yet not so thick as to be indiscernible. Each character had a unique and identifiable voice which made the book so easy to listen to. It went down like your favorite cold beverage on a hot day.
It wasn't as long as most books I listen to but it was a refreshing, light story to which I would not hesitate to introduce my children once they are a little older.
Artemis Fowls entitled and arrogant brilliance juxtaposes quite well with the misgivings of Butler regarding their shenanigans. When Butler begins to question the morality of capturing the elf Holly Short it is interesting to see the give and take.
Nathaniel Parker brings a performance quality that can not be found through reading. I feel like I experienced a great play due to his superb reading.
Really an exceptional story full of fantastic imagery. I will most definitely listen to the next book in the series.
The storyline is wonderful. It you like Harry Potter you will enjoy this character.
The voice matches the book perfectly.
I could not stop listening. Lucky I was on a long trip.
This is a little bit dense for a nine year old, but twelve and thirteen year old's will love it. I, as an adult love it. It is a light jaunt into a cleverly crafted world. It is definitely worth your money.
I am always grateful when I find a book that entertains both my grandson and myself. Eoin Colfer has a great many books that fit that bill and Artemis Fowl is my favorite of them. When you would like to relax and fall asleep with silver words paving the way, Nathaniel Parker is a good choice for a narrator. This is a book I was able to listen to several times. Enjoy! Nan
a great tale to wet the appetite for the whole series. So many characters that sweep you away and warm your heart.
After reading all of the Harry Potter Books and finishing all the Narnian books through Audible I needed a new book to read. I stumbled upon Artemis Fowl and at first I didn't know what to think of this snobby 12 year old know it all genius. Honestly I didn't like him and the whole fairy and criminal thing threw me off, but I invested my credit and figure I'd listen to it. I am so happy I did and I can't stop listening to the series. I love how you never really know what is going to happen next or what tricks Artemis has up his sleeves. You want to know how he gets himself out of tough situations with his ingenious solutions. I love all of the series and I always look forward to hear more of Foley, Holley, Root, Artemis, Butler, and my favorite character of them all Mulch Diggums.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and the narration is some of the best I’ve heard along with the Happy Potters books. Though clearly a young reader’s book, I still loved it being a 25 year old guy. I couldn’t buy the following stories fast enough, even had to buy a few before I had more credits available. I have enjoyed many books in this genre including the Harry Potter books, His Dark Materials (Golden Compass, Subtle Knife, and the Amber Spyglass), as well as the Percy Jackson saga. I feel this ranks right up there with the aforementioned stories and would fervently advise anyone who enjoyed those stories to listen to these :-]
I've listened to the entire series and loved the experience. I felt myself completely transported to another world. The action is super exciting and the characters are unforgettable. The narration is perfect. It is very different from the Harry Potter books but if you are an adult (like me) who enjoy well-written young adult books, you will enjoy the fun and the originality of this series. I didn't reallly like Artemis Fowl after the first book... I wasn't sure if I wanted to read the second one but I'm glad I continued because seeing Artemis develop as a character is what made me truly love the series. I often laughed out loud listening to the books and even cried a few times.
Well written with lots of humor! A great listen on our 9 hour driving vacation.
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