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The Eternity Code: Artemis Fowl, Book 3 | [Eoin Colfer]

The Eternity Code: Artemis Fowl, Book 3

After being held prisoner for years, Artemis Fowl's father has finally come home. He is a new man, an honest man, much to Artemis's horror. He makes his son promise to give up his life of crime, and Artemis has to go along with it. But not until he has completed one last scheme.
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Publisher's Summary

After being held prisoner for years, Artemis Fowl's father has finally come home. He is a new man, an honest man, much to Artemis's horror. He makes his son promise to give up his life of crime, and Artemis has to go along with it. But not until he has completed one last scheme.

Artemis has constructed a super-computer from stolen fairy technology. Called the "C Cube," it will render all existing human technology obsolete. He arranges a meeting with a powerful Chicago businessman, Jon Spiro, to broker a deal for the C Cube. But Spiro springs a trap, steals the C Cube, and mortally injures Butler. Artemis knows his only hope of saving his loyal bodyguard is to employ fairy magic; so once again he must contact his old rival, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police.

It is going to take a miracle to save Butler, and Artemis's luck may just run out.

Listen to the entire Artemis Fowl series.

©2003 Eoin Colfer; (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Smartly written, funny...engaging mix of James Bond and fairyland with heavy doses of technology for the wired among us." (Buffalo News)
"The action is fast and furious, the humor is abundant, characterizations are zany, and the boy genius works wonders, all of which add up to another wild ride for Artemis' fans." (Booklist)

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    Kindle Customer ROYAL OAK, MI, US 03-13-05
    Kindle Customer ROYAL OAK, MI, US 03-13-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "I hope this isn't the end!"

    I have loved the entire collection. If you liked the first two, this one is a guarantee. I won't ruin it for you, but this ending is great! Don't think about it, get it! And if you haven't read the first two, stop, go back and start with Artemis Fowl. You just can't start here, and you wouldn't want to. The first two are necessary reads to get the most out of this one, and true delight to read to boot.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    wendy NJ 09-02-11
    wendy NJ 09-02-11 Member Since 2004

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Hilarious as always"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book definitely made me laugh, quite a bit. All the Artemis Fowl books are hilarious, and this one is no exception. I know that they are supposed to be kids books, but they quite enjoyable even if you're an adult!
    The plots of kind of light weight but the characters really make the story.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Max M. 11-23-04
    Max M. 11-23-04 Listener Since 2004
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    This is another one of eoin colfer's masterpeices. All of the Artemis Fowl books are superb. Adults and kids will love this book. A great mix of fantasy, sci fi, and reality. Artemis is a great charachter.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A. Gurabardhi Troy, MI, United States 12-12-11
    A. Gurabardhi Troy, MI, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2012

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    "They could have chosen a better narrator."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Eternity Code to be better than the print version?

    I have both, and bought both so that my son could listen and read at the same time. The print version and the audio version don't match up (One is British English, the other is American English). If you are using one or the other it probably wouldn't matter. Together for a child, it might be a little confusing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mulch Diggums is my favorite character. He's just so gross it's funny!


    What aspect of Nathaniel Parker’s performance would you have changed?

    I think that he needed to do 2 major things to improve his performance. 1. He needed a better American accent. 2. I would like to see more difference in each character's voice. I really don't think that Artemis' voice should have been so deep.


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

    No. It was 7 hours long.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a fun book. Artemis Fowl never disappoints!

    1 of 1 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 2006
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    "Great Book & Series"

    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 fifth Artemis Fowl book has a different narrator. I didn't read any of the reviews before buying it and I really wish I had.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Kelowna, BC, Canada 07-28-13
    Jane Kelowna, BC, Canada 07-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Simply excellent"
    If you could sum up The Eternity Code in three words, what would they be?

    A great action story for all ages!


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

    The narration of this book is simply excellent! The shift from character to character is amazing. He can do so many accents and it flows seamlessly- I love the Irish accents!


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    Katie Lolo, MT, United States 03-30-13
    Katie Lolo, MT, United States 03-30-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Fast paced, whimsical, humorous and fun"

    I've been listening to the Artemis Fowl Series, one book at a time, in between more "weighty" material. Having just finished Les Miserables, I was definitely ready for some fast paced fun. Artemis Fowl and the Lower Elements always deliver that. Yes, it's children's literature, but it's great to be a kid again sometimes.

    0 of 0 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 2007
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    "Artemis Runs Foul of Another Criminal Mastermind"

    I think is my favorite book in this series thus far. Artemis’ evolution from cold-hearted child genius to caring-but-still cunning child genius has been an amazing adventure to watch. His association with the faeries has been the best thing that could ever happen to him. Through his friendship with Holly, Mulch, Foley and Company, Artemis has been taught the important lesson of caring for others.

    This book took those emotions and relationships and used them to quickly draw me in to his most harrowing adventure yet. Butler has a brush with death – yet again – and doesn’t escape so luckily this time. Artemis may have met his match in the cunning and ruthless John Spyro.

    And the ending – which I will not give away – left me crestfallen. All of that work and development … it seems so pointless. But, I have hope that Mulch will come through!

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    Evelynne Robertson Montreal 02-05-13
    Evelynne Robertson Montreal 02-05-13 Member Since 2012

    When reviewing books I try to be fair; I appreciate that not everyone will be looking for the same things in a book.

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    "Excellent narrator for a fun book."

    I particularly enjoyed Nathaniel Parker's interpretation of this book. The regional accents were especially well done and fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tracie weaverville, CA, United States 11-12-12
    tracie weaverville, CA, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fast-paced and witty!"

    We were pleasantly surprised by this series! As Harry Potter lovers, it's hard to find anything that measures up, but this was completely original! It's also hard to find stories that are just as entertaining to the adults in the house, as the children. I found myself giggling, and wanting to find out what would happen next!

    First of all, the narrator is fabulous! He is nearly as good as Jim Dale, and that is high praise. He does all of these great accents, and gives the characters different voices.

    The story is basically faires meet Bourne Identity! Sounds strange, but you actually get so caught up in all of the scenes, that you forget that the characters are centaurs, etc. Since I love imagination, I was delighted, when litte tidbits were thrown in as you went along, that reminded you of the dilemas that these mythical creatures might face. I also love witty humor, and this book has it's share of that!

    Character/moral issues: Okay, so Artemis starts out a bad guy, and you really aren't entirely sure who to root for...but for slightly older children, it isn't that big of a deal....and I love how Artemis slowly gets a conscious, as the series goes along.

    The drawback to these stories: the language. Okay, so it's not horrible: a damn here and a hell, there...but honestly, I don't know why the author would include this kind of language, in a children's story! Not necessary.:(

    The characters are lovable! Butler is awesome! I came away wanting a "Butler"!
    Lots of fun, overall.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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