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The Lost Colony: Artemis Fowl, Book 5 | [Eoin Colfer]

The Lost Colony: Artemis Fowl, Book 5

Thousands of years ago, fairies and humans fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear that they could not win, all of the fairies moved below ground, except for the 8th Family, the demons. Rather than surrender, they used a magical time spell to take their colony out of time and into Limbo. There they have lived for decades, preparing to exact their violent revenge on humans.
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Thousands of years ago, fairies and humans fought a great battle for the magical island of Ireland. When it became clear that they could not win, all of the fairies moved below ground, except for the 8th Family, the demons. Rather than surrender, they used a magical time spell to take their colony out of time and into Limbo. There they have lived for decades, preparing to exact their violent revenge on humans.

Now the time spell is unraveling, and demons are beginning to materialize without warning on Earth. If humans were to find out about them, all fairies would be exposed. To protect themselves, the fairies must predict when the next demon will materialize. But in order to do so, they will have to decipher temporal equations so complicated that even a great brain like Foaly can't understand them. But he knows someone who can: Artemis Fowl.

So when a very confused demon imp appears in a Sicilian theater, Artemis is there to meet him. But he is not alone. There is someone else who has unlocked the secrets of the fairy world and managed to solve complex mathematical problems as only a genius could. And she is just 12 years old.

Listen to the entire Artemis Fowl series.

©2006 Eoin Colfer; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Nicole Ottawa, ON, Canada 09-22-06
    Nicole Ottawa, ON, Canada 09-22-06 Member Since 2002

    Feel like I have been with Audible since the beginning, I listened to books about 2 hours a day and love each and every minute!

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    "Artemis Unbound"

    I had wondered just how Artemis, Butler and Holly (not to mention Folly and Mulch) could be engaged once again in planet saving mayhem. Book four seemed a fitting book end, but it seems that the glut of fan mail Eoin Colfer received changed his mind.

    So Artemis is at it again, and this dimension is not big enough to hold all of the action. Imagine Demons, time travel, life and death action! This installment is a thrill ride, and more mature then previous endevours. Colfer is allowing for his readers aging along with his characters, as a parent, I appreciate that.

    I loved this book, listened to it in three days, and can't wait for my son to finish it so we can discuss it in great detail.

    Caution: Some of the scene depicted may be too graphic for younger sibs to hear/read.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    M Peoria, AZ, USA 07-10-07
    M Peoria, AZ, USA 07-10-07
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    "One Great Audiobook"

    The Artemis Fowl books are some of the best young adult books around. The narrator does an excellent job with the voices and that's probably why I like them so much.

    I find the humor to be right on. It's sort of like the upcoming book, Paraworld Zero, in that the characters use magic to transport themselves to different dimensions.

    Something new in this book was the demons. Quite a lot of characterization was done with Number One, which was just wonderful. However, since this is an Artemis Fowl book, I was slightly disappointed at how much the author strayed from Artemis in order to tell us about the other characters.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Rocklin, CA, USA 03-07-07
    Steve Rocklin, CA, USA 03-07-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Another Great Artemis Fowl Book"

    This, to me, is the strongest of the recent Artemis books, and Nathaniel Parker's reading makes it a great listen.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Cox CHARLESTON, WV, US 10-04-06
    Cheryl Cox CHARLESTON, WV, US 10-04-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Another great adventure with Artemis"

    For work, I read journals and for fun, I read fiction, but for pure laugh-out-loud joy I read Artemis Fowl. Reading this series is like eating chocolate. It is something you do just for the fun of it.

    Once again, Eoin Colfer has brought together a cast of characters that seem like old friends as well as introducing some new faces that will (hopefully) become old friends. In this most recent installment, Artemis has met his match in the form of a 12 year old girl and this time his emerging hormones and her pretty curls has his head spinning. But before he has to time to slick back his hair, he is catapulted into a heart-thumping race through time to…of course…save the world.

    Nathaniel Parker returns to narrate with masterful skill, presenting accents ranging from Irish to American to Taiwanese to….uh…Gnomish?

    This story will have you on the edge of your seat. It has been my favorite Artemis yet and I can’t wait for more.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lauri NORTH HALEDON, NJ, United States 07-05-13
    Lauri NORTH HALEDON, NJ, United States 07-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not My Favorite"
    Any additional comments?

    This installment of Artemis Fowl, is not my favorite, but it has not put me off the series completely. I really can't put my finger on what I didn't like, however I know that it was the dulcet voice of Nathaniel Parker that secured the finish.

    I'll read at least the next book before I decide whether to finish the series or not.

    Update: I have finished the series and would recommend it to everyone.

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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 Fowl is loveable criminal"

    Because of his dealings with the faerie people, Artemis Fowl is growing up and evolving as a compassionate human being. In this book, we’re introduced to another people of the fairie realm – the demons. I especially liked Imp #1. His characterization was fantastic, and he instantly made his own place in the Fowl world. I hope (and hear) that’s he’s coming back in book 7.


    There was some loss in the book – but I won’t say what as not to spoil anything – but it definitely heralded in a new level in maturity for both Artemis and his readers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hilary Los Angeles, CA, United States 01-07-13
    Hilary Los Angeles, CA, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Best of the Series!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this audiobook for its performance and the plot. It has the best performance of any book I've ever listened to!


    What other book might you compare The Lost Colony to and why?

    I would compare this book to Daniel X because both books are about a boy with special abilities and both of them go on adventures. They're are both funny and fascinating.


    What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

    I liked Nathaniel Parker's emotion and pace, not rushing a single sentence unless that was meant to happen in the book.


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

    During this audiobook I had many emotions, because of the very sad parts of the book, even though they always worked out fine. It was a very interesting book with lots of feelings and emotion in it.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was extremely good and should be able to satisfy any reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert RENTON, WA, United States 12-20-12
    Robert RENTON, WA, United States 12-20-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Fantastic Entertainment"
    What did you love best about The Lost Colony?

    Excellent, you just want to get all the books. Artemis, Holly, Mulch, Pholly all great charactors.


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    Judy Nineveh, In, United States 11-04-12
    Judy Nineveh, In, United States 11-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great suspense"
    What did you love best about The Lost Colony?

    Suspense


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoyed the personality of Number One


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The reactivation of the elder demons


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The underdog demon (Number One) turning out to be the greatest demon ever. Also, this book gives you a different perception of the Irish demons.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Holly Springs, NC, United States 09-10-12
    Joseph Holly Springs, NC, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great family listen."

    The whole family enjoyed listening to this on our drives around on vacation. The little violence is not graphic so this is good for the younger kids too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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