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The Arctic Incident Audiobook

The Arctic Incident: Artemis Fowl, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he receives an urgent e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from a man who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafia: his father. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by a familiar nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves.

Listen to the entire Artemis Fowl series.

©2002 Eoin Colfer; (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award Finalist, Children's Literature, 2003

"The world Colfer creates is as vivid and fantastical as any shire, Gotham, or galaxy far, far away." (Entertainment Weekly)

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    Ambrose 02-05-11
    Ambrose 02-05-11

    Software Designer & Armchair Philosopher

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    "Right Up My Alley"

    As a big fan of Terry Pratchett, my wife introduced me to the Artemis Fowl series. It doesn't disappoint--just the right blend of humor, fantasy, even sci-fi (faerie tech). All my favorite genres for fiction. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Also, Nathaniel Parker does a bang up job with the reading--great with accents and voices. I'd bet he can give Jim Dale a run for his money.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Emiko Grannis, AR, United States 08-10-09
    Emiko Grannis, AR, United States 08-10-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Highly Enjoyable"

    As a mother of very young children, I'm always on the hunt for books that interest me, yet are kid friendly. (no cussing, vulgarity, etc) The Artemis Fowl books are wonderful. Yes, they are technically children's books, but they definitely have enough depth and plot to interest adults. The narrator does an excellent job, and is one of the few I really enjoy. Beware- the last Artemis Fowl book has a different narrator.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bev Alton, IL, USA 09-26-07
    Bev Alton, IL, USA 09-26-07 Member Since 2010
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    "My favorite Artemis Fowl"

    Will Artemis find his father? Will his heart remember how to do more than beat? Will his gucci loafers survive? The answer this and many more questions can be had with the 2nd (and best in my opinion) in the Atemis Fowl series. This exciting story of warmth, love and family is wrapped in package of faires, snow, radiation and a spoiled genius. The descriptions and details of the fairy world are great - and Artemis - as always - is sassy as ever.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer ROYAL OAK, MI, US 05-16-05
    Kindle Customer ROYAL OAK, MI, US 05-16-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "Intriguing from start to finish"

    Eoin Colfer does it again. His attention to detail paints the fairy world beautifully. You are able to visualize and understand everything he writes. Fairies have always seemed girlish to me. But not now. Eoin Colfer has given me a whole new outlook on the little people. This book is packed with adventure and has a heartwarming touch. Get this book, and enjoy! For children and adults!

    If you have not read Artemis Fowl, I recommend starting there first. The first book provides much to the plot of this book. You are sure to enjoy them both.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    N. Padley 07-09-04
    N. Padley 07-09-04
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    "Well written - well read"

    Once again, in "The Arctic Incident," Eoin Colfer delivers a very engaging story. This is more of a children's book, but the story is also very interesting from an adult perspective. These books are a bit more involved than the average young adult book, as they deal with more advanced topics involving a more mature Artemis. All in all, a very good listen. It will engage you from the start and you will want to listen all day.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Talia TULSA, OK, United States 03-11-13
    Talia TULSA, OK, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "A Bang-Up Sequel to Artemis Fowl"

    This is a fantastic follow up to the first book in the series! Taking place primarily in the Lower Elements (with a side trip to Russia), this book was action packed and a very enjoyable listen/read. It picks up one year after “Artemis Fowl,” and begins with Artemis’ quest to find his father. Still convinced that his father is alive, Artemis is doing his best to find him and funneling large amounts of cash into every lead that might hint at his father’s whereabouts. When an e-mail message appears with a grainy photograph of his father, Artemis leaps into action.

    At the same time, down in the Lower Elements, the goblins are becoming more organized in their criminal activities, and Commander Root and Captain Holly Short are convinced that they’re not doing it alone. When they discover that the goblins are trading with the Mud People, they instantly point the finger at Artemis Fowl.

    What ensues is an adventure that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat all the way to the very end!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer United States 02-17-13
    Jennifer United States 02-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Imaginative"
    If you could sum up The Arctic Incident in three words, what would they be?

    Fabulous


    What did you like best about this story?

    My husband and daughter enjoy listening to this story together.


    Have you listened to any of Nathaniel Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. The other Artis Fowl books.


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

    No. Its nice to look forward to hearing it.


    Any additional comments?

    Good fun for the family.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 05-14-12
    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 05-14-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Steal you kids books!"

    I like all of the Artemis Fowl books and this is no exception. Eoin keeps it funny and almost real. Almost. Warning: Wishing you were a fairy or having magical powers can take hold of you after one book in this series.

    This series is a nice vacation from serious adult books.

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    Troy 02-03-09
    Troy 02-03-09 Member Since 2016
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    "The Frozen Tundra"

    The Artemis series is brilliant. Good writing, excellent story telling, and it never takes itself too seriously like so much fantasy does nowadays. Listen to them all!

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    Dana E. Warren Alberton, Montana USA 09-30-08
    Dana E. Warren Alberton, Montana USA 09-30-08 Member Since 2015

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    "enjoyable"

    This was fun and an easy listener. Fine for all family members.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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