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©2002 Eoin Colfer; (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"The world Colfer creates is as vivid and fantastical as any shire, Gotham, or galaxy far, far away." (Entertainment Weekly)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Nathaniel Parker ranks right up there with Jim Dale as one of the best readers. He brings the characters to life and makes me feel like I'm right there in the story.
The banter between the characters.
When Artemis had to make the decision on how best to save his father.
While I did enjoy this listen, I enjoyed it a bit less than the first in this series. My son, who has read all but the latest, reports this was his least favorite of the series. Least favorite is still a recommendation, though. I don't regret the purchase or the listen, and did enjoy it, I'm just not as enthusiastic about it as the first.
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!
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