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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)

What Members Say

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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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    Jennifer Allen 03-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Listen & Re-Listen"
    Any additional comments?

    The Artemis Fowl series is very enjoyable for all ages who enjoy fantasy. I highly recommend.

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    Amazon Customer Annandale, VA, United States 03-06-12
    Amazon Customer Annandale, VA, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2010

    I love good books and great narrators. Love urban fantasy, sci fi, romance, mystery, murder, and mayhem with lots of humor and sarcasm.

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    "An Irish "Sopranos" for YA and Adults Alike"

    Hilarious beginning to the life of Artemis Fowl, a 12 year old boy in Ireland. Lots more style than Harry Potter, the magic in his world is well structured. Nathaniel Parker's performance matches the excellence of the book. Well worth the money.

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    Laurette Red Deer, AB, Canada 03-06-12
    Laurette Red Deer, AB, Canada 03-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good listen"
    Where does Artemis Fowl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A good solid listen


    What did you like best about this story?

    The imaginative world the author creates. Also, there isn't really a good or a bad guy. As listeners we end up liking both sides of the conflict.


    Any additional comments?

    This is obviously a book for younger listeners. As an adult I still enjoyed it. It wasn't my all time favorite, but I liked it enough to continue to purchase more books by the same author.

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    R. Titmas Sr. Howell, NJ USA 03-06-12
    R. Titmas Sr. Howell, NJ USA 03-06-12 Member Since 2007
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    "really good book"
    What made the experience of listening to Artemis Fowl the most enjoyable?

    The story and characters were very good but the reader did an outstanding job


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the information was delivered in an entertaining manner


    What does Nathaniel Parker bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    he uses the storyline to get information across


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

    nothing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sara 03-05-12
    Sara 03-05-12

    I read equal parts NF + F: (Follet + Tolstoy + Hillenbrand + Monk Kidd + Preston+Child), practical, hands on guides, + KidLit.

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    "Solid middle-grade adventure novel"

    This was a solid middle-grade novel. Fast-paced plot, lots of adventure and action, interesting characters. My only unfulfilled desire is that I didn't learn enough about the main character of the novel, Artemis Fowl. I feel that I learned more about his body guard, Butler, and the fairy, Holly Short, and even her boss, "Root", than I did the MC, which left a bit of a hole for me, not being able to care one way or another about the MC although I wanted to, hence the 4-star rating.

    The narration for this book was excellent - authentic Irish accents and brought life to the various members of the fairy community. Great car read for families.

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    youngjuicy usa 03-05-12
    youngjuicy usa 03-05-12 Member Since 2015

    kitten cutlet

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    "Classic, fun, something for your kids and you."
    Where does Artemis Fowl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its one of my favorites. The narrator does an amazing job with the voices and it's one of the few books that each character has there own personalities. I've listened to a LOT of audiobooks. I mostly borrow them from the library first and then purchase them here in audibles. My husband and I decided that once we have children we want them to listen to as many audiobooks as possible as an alternative to watching tv in the car and at home. Also for those times we will be busy to read to them at night. I've collected all the Artemis fowl books on audibles and are keeping them safe for my future litenings and for my babies:)

    The one problem I have with the narrator is that he can't pull of some accents. Especially the Asian ones. They are pretty off and I am an expert on Hispanic and Asian accents. If you can get past those characters than its worth your time. Luckily he is European and most of the main characters have a European accent.

    The story is great and fun for all ages in my opinion. The first 5 books are awesome but eoin colfer should find a way to end this series. the sixth lost my attention.


    What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

    Amazing!


    Any additional comments?

    Only listen to the books read by Nathaniel Parker. If you see a different name forget it. I think the time paradox was read by someone else...awful! I did some research and footwork to get the Nathaniel Parker narration. Well worth it. The last guy was awful awful awful. I hope he doesn't read this...sorry mate:)

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    M Brewer 03-05-12
    M Brewer 03-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved the book and the narrator"
    Would you listen to Artemis Fowl again? Why?

    I didn't immediately get caught up in the story but I'm glad I stayed with it. I was soon totally involved with the characters and the story. I'm looking forward to the next book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love surprises and there were some unexpected events and outcomes that I enjoyed.


    What about Nathaniel Parker???s performance did you like?

    The narrator was very good and I was always able to determine which character was speaking or thinking.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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