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Half Moon Investigations | [Eoin Colfer]

Half Moon Investigations

Fletcher Moon has never been like other kids. For one thing, he has had to suffer the humiliating nickname "Half Moon" because of his short stature. But the real reason Fletcher is different is that ever since he was a baby, he's had a nose for sniffing out mysteries. And let's just say, it's not a skill that has been appreciated by many people, including his own family.
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Publisher's Summary

Fletcher Moon has never been like other kids. For one thing, he has had to suffer the humiliating nickname "Half Moon" because of his short stature. But the real reason Fletcher is different is that ever since he was a baby, he's had a nose for sniffing out mysteries. And let's just say, it's not a skill that has been appreciated by many people, including his own family.

That doesn't bother Fletcher, though. After graduating at the top of his Internet class, he is officially certified as the youngest detective in the world. He even has a silver-plated detective's badge to prove it. Everything is going along fine until two things happen: a classmate hires him to solve a crime, and his prized badge is stolen. All signs point to the town's most notorious crime family, the Sharkeys.

As Fletcher follows the clues, evidence of a conspiracy begins to emerge. But before he can crack the case, Fletcher finds himself framed for a serious crime. To clear his name, he will have to pair up with the unlikeliest of allies and go on the run from the authorities. Fletcher has 12 hours to find the guilty party, or he is the guilty party.

©2006 Eoin Colfer; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random house Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"It's a place many readers will very much enjoy visiting." (Publishers Weekly)
"A typically funny Colfer offering without the mania of the Artemis Fowl series....Kids who enjoy comic mysteries will have a great time with Half Moon." (School Library Journal)

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    Jariyaporn, Tanakorn, or Tanik Prasopsorn bangkok, thailand 03-04-09 Listener Since 2009
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    "Extremly Funny..."

    This book is even funnier than the Artemis Fowl Series. You'll like it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Leesburg, VA, USA 06-11-08
    Kimberly Leesburg, VA, USA 06-11-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Listen"

    I truely enjoyed this book. I laughed by behind off. I love the developing relationship of the detective and the ex-thief. Wonderful truely wonderful.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A Jill of All Trades Danbury, CT United States 10-03-06
    A Jill of All Trades Danbury, CT United States 10-03-06 Listener Since 2003

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    "Delightful"

    The story was delightful and excellently written from the perspective of a 12 year old. Sean Patrick Reilly was EXCEPTIONAL. I'd listen to him read the dictionary. This isn't Artemis Fowl and shouldn't be compared to him. It's the reality-based adventures of a youth with descriptive, beautiful passages about the people and places around him as well as the events that unfold.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip Virginia Beach, VA, United States 02-26-13
    Phillip Virginia Beach, VA, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Hillarious, Gripping story with awesome narration."
    What made the experience of listening to Half Moon Investigations the most enjoyable?

    The author knows the heart of kids. His style is exquisite. The plot turns interesting. The blind and intelligent stumbling investigation is true to life unlike most detective stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Half Moon Investigations?

    When Red and Half Moon fall off the balcony.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brigitte Vernier, Switzerland 04-23-12
    Brigitte Vernier, Switzerland 04-23-12
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    "A true competitor for Artemis"

    I am a fan of the Artemis Fowl series which I discovered two years ago. Since then, I read other books by Eoin Colfer, but I have aways been slightly disapointed. With Half-Moon investigation, I found again the pleasure to discover a well presented plot, to appreciate the great sense of humour of the author, and to follow the adventures of a very attaching boy nicknamed Half-Moon, who gets hired by class mates to investigate thefts.

    The book is very clearly read, which is very important for me, as I am not an English native speaker. The reader manages to make clear differences between the characters, and to convey the magic of Eoin Colfer in full. A great performance.

    I really hope Mr Colfer will write other Half-Moon stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    George Eliot Salt Lake City, Utah 08-22-10
    George Eliot Salt Lake City, Utah 08-22-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Artemis Schmartemis"

    "Half Moon Investigations" is SO much more enjoyable than "Artemis Fowl." It's a story of a short Irish schoolboy who wants nothing more than to be a private detective, and of the unlikely alliances he forms to solve his case. Laugh-out-loud funny.

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    Bev Alton, IL, USA 08-28-07
    Bev Alton, IL, USA 08-28-07 Member Since 2010
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    "Great, Funny and Wonderful"

    I do not believe Eion Colfer could write a bad story! He writes another great one here. What a fun book.

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    Virginia Lynchburg, TN, USA 05-24-06
    Virginia Lynchburg, TN, USA 05-24-06
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    "Enjoyable"

    Our family enjoyed this audio book a lot. As a family we would drive around listening to it and would even find excuses to go driving. My sons ages 9 and 7 wanted to know if there were any more Half-Moon series. The story was funny and it kept us guessing.

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    Andrew 05-26-15
    Andrew 05-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Cute, smart, easy listening."

    The title says it all. Colfer's writing is lovely for a smooth read and gives a great insight to his interests and studies. He may use a few cliches at times, but he livens them and makes the motifs his pets, a good thread spinner.

    The speaker was varied enough, but he could have been stronger. The characters bled a little because of his strong accent. His Elvis made me laugh though - quite quite unexpected and totally spot on. :)

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    Jessica 02-09-15
    Jessica 02-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    Where does Half Moon Investigations rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have yet to find an Eoin Colfer book I don't love!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending is surprising, the kind of ending you always hope real life has...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Fletcher gets April caught


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Wish list is probably still my favorite Eoin Colfer book but all others are great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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