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The Last Guardian Audiobook
The Last Guardian
Written by: 
Eoin Colfer
Narrated by: 
Nathaniel Parker
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The Last Guardian Audiobook

The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8

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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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    Talia TULSA, OK, United States 08-07-13
    Talia TULSA, OK, United States 08-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Sadly, all good things must come to an end"

    This was an amazing adventure that truly showcased how far Artemis Fowl progressed as a person since he first the met the faeries so many books ago. I thoroughly enjoyed getting a glimpse into the back stories of a few of our favorite recurring characters – especially Foaly!

    This book had so many amazing moments that illustrated the incredible bond between Artemis, Holly and Butler. The trio of friends has been through so much together, and at a few points, I actually cried as they struggled to defeat Opal and realized they might not succeed.

    My only complaint with the book is that I would have liked to have seen some resolution to the Artemis/Holly storyline that has been teased for so long. I felt like it could have been resolved, but it wasn’t.However, the ending to the book did the series justice and brought it back full circle.

    Colfer has said he’s done with this series, but I sincerely hope we get to see our teen genius and LEPrecon commander again someday!

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    Andy F. Dothan, AL, United States 11-26-12
    Andy F. Dothan, AL, United States 11-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Artemis Fowl Enters the Weird"

    I have been listening to the Artemis Fowl series and have gone through everyone and thought that they were great. This one strays into downright weird territory. The book was fine until the end. Without giving it away, I would say that the ending was not in character with the rest of the series. It also seemed like it was rushed and did not make a lot of sense. Artemis and gang once again save the world but the soul inhabiting the bodies didn't work for the ending. I am glad that I listened to it but am unsure about my 8 year understanding the whole concept. Like I said the ending where Artemis gets "Rescued" is strange at best.

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    KB Maryland 11-14-12
    KB Maryland 11-14-12 Member Since 2009

    KB

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    "Great book to "read" with your kids"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I found the book to be entertaining for both my 10 year old girl as well as myself. When started following this story about two years ago and haven't been disappointed.


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

    The book is a child's level of "LORD OF THE RINGS". It has problem solving scenes that help the kids learn how to keep trying even when all seems lost.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the artificial intelligence of Follie's car. This is the car we all dream about as children.


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

    The problem now a days is that We can't listen or read anything in one sitting. I will tell you that my daughter looked for a few mins. to turn the book on.


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    carol Alpine, UT, United States 09-10-12
    carol Alpine, UT, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2014

    Clean books please

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    "Another good episode"
    If you could sum up The Last Guardian in three words, what would they be?

    Action, Peril, Intrigue


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character as always is the tough, ready for action Holly. She is no nonsense with just a pinch of softness at the center.


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

    Nathaniel Parker is in a race for #1 narrator/performer in my book. I go back and forth with Jim Dale. I remarked again at hearing this book..."Nathaniel Parker is the best" but if Jim Dale comes out with another narration, I might swing back the other way...who knows?


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

    This could be the end of everything as we know it.


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    J McPhie 09-04-12
    J McPhie 09-04-12
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    "Last of the Series?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this series to anyone, including adults as well as my grandchildren. I made the error of listening to one audio version a few books back that was not read by Nathanial Parker, and that was a disappointment. Ok, but just not NP. I was delighted when he read the last two. He is a master with accents and pacing.

    Is it really over? The ending was not as strong as the whole series. I guess I would hope for more installments after all.


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    Michael North SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US 08-27-12
    Michael North SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US 08-27-12
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    "Nothing to complain about"

    I work at camp and I was able to switch from the book to the audiobook very easily as it became too dark to read. I feel that the narrator did a very good job with this book and I really enjoyed listening.

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    S. Glanzer Utah 08-14-12
    S. Glanzer Utah 08-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great addition to the series!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Guardian the most enjoyable?

    I really like the characters in this series. Even the villain is familiar- I love to hate her. The performance is amazing, and the ending was not quite long enough but completely enthralling.


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    Paula Leavenworth, KS, United States 08-13-12
    Paula Leavenworth, KS, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Truly entertaining!"

    This final Fowl adventure is chock full of shocking moments and humorous interludes as the gang gathers for a final battle with the ever-evil Opal!

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    Kevin MASON, OH, United States 08-13-12
    Kevin MASON, OH, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2015

    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.

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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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