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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 | [Eoin Colfer]

The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8

Artemis Fowl’s archenemy Opal Koboi has masterminded a way to simultaneously secure her release from prison and bring the human and fairy worlds to their knees. And, unless Artemis can stop her, the evil pixie’s next move will destroy all human life on Earth. Ground zero is the Fowl Estate, where Opal has reanimated fairy warriors who were buried there thousands of years ago. Their spirits have possessed any vessels they can find - corpses, Artemis’s little brothers, assorted wildlife - and they are bound to obey Opal’s every command. Defeating the motley troops and their diabolical leader will require all of Artemis’s cleverness.
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Publisher's Summary

Is this Artemis Fowl’s last stand?

Artemis Fowl’s archenemy Opal Koboi has masterminded a way to simultaneously secure her release from prison and bring the human and fairy worlds to their knees. And, unless Artemis can stop her, the evil pixie’s next move will destroy all human life on Earth.

Ground zero is the Fowl Estate, where Opal has reanimated fairy warriors who were buried there thousands of years ago. Their spirits have possessed any vessels they can find - corpses, Artemis’s little brothers, assorted wildlife - and they are bound to obey Opal’s every command. Defeating the motley troops and their diabolical leader will require all of Artemis’s cleverness - as well as Butler’s bravery, Holly’s skill, and Foaly’s gadgetry. But if their best efforts aren’t enough, Armageddon will surely follow.

New York Times best-selling author and comic genius Eoin Colfer will leave Artemis Fowl fans gasping up to the very end of this thrilling finale to the blockbuster series.

©2012 Eoin Colfer (P)2012 Listening Library

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    Kevin MASON, OH, United States 08-13-12
    Kevin MASON, OH, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2014

    I am a lover of stories, particularly stories that let your imagination run wild. Just because something doesn't exist is no reason for it to hamper an excellent story from being told. If I can do my work while listening to an excellent story, then I am one happy guy

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    "A surprisingly good finish"

    I grew up with the Artemis Fowl series and continue to enjoy the occasional re-listen when I am working on something else. Imagine my surprise when I log onto audible and there is another artermis fowl book. I was a little wary about purchasing this book because I did not feel that the previous two books were up to snuff compared with the others, but finally I decided that I should listen to the conclusion, if only to know the resolution to a series that I loved when I was younger. And let me tell you, I was very happy I did. Unlike the previous two books, this Artemis Fowl book has the same feel and wit of the first five books, and brought back the single best villain of the Artemis Fowl series, Opal.

    So bottom line, if you were like me and felt that the series was kind of falling apart with the books 6 and 7, you should definitely give this book a chance, you will be glad you did. Worth the listen even now that I am older.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Farmington, UT, United States 08-06-12
    Matthew Farmington, UT, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2007
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    "The greatness continues"
    What did you love best about The Last Guardian?

    Nathaniel Parker once again does a awesome job in narrating the story, this is artemis fowel at its best


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    Verna WALDEN, CO, United States 08-06-12
    Verna WALDEN, CO, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Always a good listen"

    I can always count on Artemis taking me along on his adventures. I would recommend these audio books to anyone and everyone. I am glad that Nathaniel Parker is back reading them, too. He puts such animation and fun into the books, showing the kids who listen how to paint pictures in their heads and how to read fluently themselves.

    I just love the characters and the adventures they go on. I am glad there are more adventures and hope it will continue. Let's face it, there are tons of ways a kid like Artemis can have adventures...his brothers will see to that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Irina BOILING SPRINGS, SC, United States 08-06-12
    Irina BOILING SPRINGS, SC, United States 08-06-12
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    "Artemis Fowl - Always Fabulous!"
    What did you love best about The Last Guardian?

    Eoin Colfer steps up his character descriptions and weaves yet another compelling story between good and evil, friends and enemies.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loved ALL the characters! Opal is deliciously evil, Artemis is clever and sweet, Foally and Caberline's relationship is explained and its just so sweet.


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

    If you've listened to all the Fowl series with Nathaniel Parker narrating you can't imagine it any other way. His voices for the characters, his inflections, he's just great!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried a tiny bit towards the end.


    Any additional comments?

    Eoin Colfer should be tied to a desk and forced to write books for posterity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terry Louisville, MS, United States 07-19-12
    Terry Louisville, MS, United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2014

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    "A Wonderful Ending to a Wonderful Series"
    If you could sum up The Last Guardian in three words, what would they be?

    funny, action-packed, adventurous


    What other book might you compare The Last Guardian to and why?

    I feel that the entire Artemis Fowl series (8 books) is at the very least as good as the Harry Potter franchise. I'm surprised it's popularity hasn't blossomed more than it has.


    What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

    Nathaniel Parker has narrated all of the Artemis Fowl books, and he has come to be the life of the characters to me. No one else could transition from Artemis's dry deadpan wit, to Holly Short's frustrated outbursts to Foley's egotistical musings as weel and with such ease as he does. He makes every character come to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I loved this book. I only hate that it is planned to be the series finale to the Artemis stories.


    Any additional comments?

    Artemis Fowl, the teenage criminal mastermind - turned - hero, and his fairy friends Holly Short, Foley the Centaur, and Mulch Diggums the Dwarf of the underground (quite literally!) LEP (Lower Elements Police) - Recon unit, are back in the 8th and final novel in the series. The evil Pixie Opal Coboy has come up with a plan that will cause Armageddon on earth - and it's up to genius Artemis and his friends and ever present bodyguard Butler to once again save the world!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tyler SAINT GEORGE, UT, United States 07-13-12
    Tyler SAINT GEORGE, UT, United States 07-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Guardian to be better than the print version?

    I prefer the audio edition to the printed because Parker brings a life to the characters that wouldn't otherwise be there at all.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Guardian?

    I think when Opal realized that it was her clone and not Holly in the cave that was priceless that and when Mulch came riding out on the Troll!


    What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

    What isn't there to like about his performance? Its wonderful and he gives very individualized voices to all the characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    An ending and a beginning.


    Any additional comments?

    Just an amazing book I think that like what the other reviewers have said about it a full circle happens and that just was what Artemis Fowl is all about!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Pike Salem, OR USA 09-05-12
    Scott Pike Salem, OR USA 09-05-12 Member Since 2013

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    "A good last book, nice character resolution"
    What did you love best about The Last Guardian?

    I liked the character resolution for Artemis and some of the reveals about history that the series kept for this last book.


    What other book might you compare The Last Guardian to and why?

    I might comparet to the Young Wizard series by Diane Duane or Terry Pratchets Discworld series. The humor is cleaner though. Both sereis deal with characters dealing with the supernatural with a mizture of humor and wonder.


    Which character – as performed by Nathaniel Parker – was your favorite?

    Artemis was my favorite of coarse.


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

    yes.


    Any additional comments?

    While this was a great book in the series it was less than I expected for the final book of the series. I thought there would be more of a final big revelation or change for the final book. But if you liked the series go and buy this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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