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Artemis Fowl Audiobook

Artemis Fowl: Artemis Fowl, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genuis, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories, they're dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Bethel 04-10-12
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    "Great book for tweens & teens and fun for adults"
    Where does Artemis Fowl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a fun book to listen to, I laughed at Artemis and his antics. He is a bit of a stink but I would recommend it for a light read.


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    ZEMO 04-06-12
    ZEMO 04-06-12
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    "The Irish Legends are the best to Play on!!!"
    What did you love best about Artemis Fowl?

    The way the story moved so quick you did not want it to end. It was easy to find your place should you need to get some work done. When you picked up the story you did not feel lost because of the time away.


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    Adam Bailey 03-31-12
    Adam Bailey 03-31-12

    Words are cool.

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    "Lots of fun"
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    This book has been around for a bit and i've heard good things, so when audible had a sale I gave it a shot. It is actually a very clever work of fiction with some fascinating characters. I bought into the story right away and I really felt that Mr. Colfer did a great job of creating a magical subculture that was believable, exciting, and all the while, right under our feet. Really well done with some great plot twists. The story moved along at a steady pace and I even found myself chuckling several times. Lots of fun, I'll read the next one...

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    FM 03-26-12
    FM 03-26-12
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    "A Very Fun Series"

    I was in my late 40's when I first listened to Artemis Fowl, and while it is a book targeted to the juvenile market, it is easily one of the most enjoyable books I have read in years. Besides having an intriguing cosmos in which fairies are real and living around us, Nathaniel Parker breathes life into all the characters. Each character's dialogue has a different style and cadence of delivery so that not only can I distinguish who is talking but also hear their individual personalities in their speech. Parker is one of the most gifted readers, if not even nearly unique, I have ever heard in that respect. For me, his reading is why I like the Artemis Fowl books so much.

    The story is excellent too, though. Perhaps it is my Irish heritage, but Irish authors just seem to have a wickedly twisted, funny way of perceiving the universe that draws me into their stories. Artemis Fowl has a lot of wit and humor in it, often at the expense of the dour, controlled Artemis himself. There were multiple times when I am sure the drivers in cars next to me were wondering why I was laughing so hard. This book, and the others that followed, took me away from the drudgery of driving in rush hour traffic and made those hours fly by so fast that I was surprised at how quickly I arrived in my driveway. I can't think of higher praise than that.

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    Malaika Keller, VA, United States 03-14-12
    Malaika Keller, VA, United States 03-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Passable story"
    What did you like best about Artemis Fowl? What did you like least?

    What I liked best was that it was somewhat entertaining and the narration was very good. What I liked least is that much of the dialog was stereotypical and many of the characters were campy.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was more or less predictable that things were going to end a certain way.


    What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

    I think the narrator caught the intent of the author and was pretty good conveying the different characters.


    Was Artemis Fowl worth the listening time?

    If one was driving and didn't have anything better to listen to.


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    Timara Westerville, OH, United States 03-12-12
    Timara Westerville, OH, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story!!"
    What did you love best about Artemis Fowl?

    I loved how smart and cunning the main character was


    What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

    I loved his voice and inflection. I also loved the way his voice changed when reading for each character.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It did make me laugh at some of the characters in the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Germantown, TN, United States 03-12-12
    Carolyn Germantown, TN, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Enough with the potty humor."

    My first impression of this book was that it was well narrated, light and amusing, and I would probably listen to the entire series. Yay. What fun. By the time the book was over, I realized that I just wasn't up for any more potty humor and, since it was pervasive in this volume, I see little reason to expect it to be absent from further ones. Too bad. If I had to hazard a guess, I would say that the book was aimed at a stereotypical preadolescent boy's sensibilities.

    Even with the too-much-bowels caveat, the story does, ahem, move right along and the narrator is very good.

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    tom euless, TX, United States 03-12-12
    tom euless, TX, United States 03-12-12
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    "northstar"
    If you could sum up Artemis Fowl in three words, what would they be?

    good for all


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Artemis Fowl?

    the abilities of the bodygaurd and his relationship to artemis.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the capture of the fairy.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes...but I like to strech it out and listen while I am on my milk route.


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    Paula 03-12-12
    Paula 03-12-12
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    "enterrtaining!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It's a short listen perfect for a flight or a long drive. And you can listen to it with your kids and you will all enjoy it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Artemis Fowl?

    when butler fought the troll


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


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    Kindle Customer Wenatchee, WA, United States 03-08-12
    Kindle Customer Wenatchee, WA, United States 03-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun Fantasy"
    Where does Artemis Fowl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was a fun listen. Also interesting enough that I would like to pursue the series


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Artemis Fowl?

    the description of how a Dwarf tunnels through the earth.


    What does Nathaniel Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked Nathaniel Parker's voice and inflections. I don't get the inflections when I'm reading words.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when Holly healed Butler


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