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The Opal Deception: Artemis Fowl, Book 4 | [Eoin Colfer]

The Opal Deception: Artemis Fowl, Book 4

After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis Fowl had his mind wiped of his memories of the world below ground. Any goodness he had grudgingly learned is now gone, and the young genius has reverted to his criminal lifestyle.
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After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis Fowl had his mind wiped of his memories of the world below ground. Any goodness he had grudgingly learned is now gone, and the young genius has reverted to his criminal lifestyle.

Artemis is in Berlin preparing to steal a famously well-guarded painting from a German bank. Little does he know that his every move is being watched by his cunning old rival, Opal Koboi. The evil pixie has spent the last year in a self-induced coma, plotting her revenge on all those who foiled her attempt to destroy the LEPrecon fairy police. And Artemis is at the top of her list. In a brilliant move, Opal escapes by cloning herself and masquerading as a human in order to carry out her schemes. Her first act is to lure Captain Holly Short and Commander Root into a deadly trap. Her next step is to destroy Artemis by turning his own genius against him.

Once again, it's up to Artemis Fowl to stop the human and fairy worlds from colliding. Only this time, Artemis faces an enemy who may have finally outsmarted him.

Listen to the entire Artemis Fowl series.

©2005 Eoin Colfer; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Mary E Gober 1 Washington, DC 03-29-15
    Mary E Gober 1 Washington, DC 03-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Audio, abrupt ending"

    The performance was excellent. The story felt rushed to a strange conclusion. This book changes the direction of the characters' lives, but honestly I thought there was supposed to be more to this story.

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    Gaurav B 03-10-15
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    "nice story for a journey !!"

    good for one time listening. some parts in the story are pretty gud. quite a few are predictable. but overall the story is woven well.

    orator's performance is good. voice isn't raspy, so can hear through car speakers too without it starting to irritate u.

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    Farrell 12-22-14
    Farrell 12-22-14
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    "The Excitement Continues"

    Another great installment in the series. Much of the humor is similar to te earlier books, but good story telling so it continues to amuse.

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    Katie Lolo, MT, United States 04-02-13
    Katie Lolo, MT, United States 04-02-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Delightful potty humor"

    This series is fun. I especially enjoyed the potty humor in this one. Yes, I'm a grown-up. I think that makes me enjoy it all the more. Excellent performance from Nathaniel Parker.

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    Shawna Michelle Holt Houston, Texas 02-11-13
    Shawna Michelle Holt Houston, Texas 02-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Opal Deception to be better than the print version?

    Don't get me wrong reading a book is awesome, but a great narrator makes the book come to life (more for me at least)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mulch Diggums due to his awesome set of abilities and smart-allic nature.


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

    Great accents that I wouldn't of put to the characters.


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

    Yes.


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    12-19-12
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    "Narrator and story equally superb!"
    Would you listen to The Opal Deception again? Why?

    Yes. The narrator is so entrancing and the story is so intricate. It's like Harry Potter (I am a faithful fan) with more humor and violence. In a good way, of course.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Opal Deception?

    Well, anytime Mulch's bumflap is mentioned, I giggle, and I am over 50 years old...
    But maybe it was Artemis's plan to foil Opal's plan while moving at incredible speed, with all those layers of deceit that had to work or else...


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

    He does all the accents and personalities so well, I just can't get enough of him. If only I wasn't already married.... In fact, I listen to various Artemis Fowl books several times. I never tire of the voices or stories.


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

    An incredible mix of courage, genius, and various types of interesting beings...held together by magic, loyalty and high tech gadgets!


    Any additional comments?

    Like I said, I am over 50 and the main character in this series is just becoming a teenager, yet the story still thrills me.

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    tracie 11-12-12
    tracie 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.

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    Judy 11-04-12
    Judy 11-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another hit"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Opal Deception to be better than the print version?

    Since I listen to unabridged versions, I consider it the same - but the character voices are provided for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Opal Deception?

    Holly and the Captain in the cave.


    What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

    He does a nice job with all the character voices and portraying their feelings.


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

    Holly's lose of her mentor.


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    Laura Oklahoma City, OK, United States 07-07-12
    Laura Oklahoma City, OK, United States 07-07-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Enter a wonderful villan"

    I love all the Harry Potter books, but this one really establishes Opal as a world class villan. She causes no end of trouble in this one, with groups of characters trying to get in one place and stop the she devil. Seeing as the main character is a genius, kids (and grownups) can actually learn some science content without it feeling like another boring lesson.

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    Ian Goodyear, AZ, United States 06-20-12
    Ian Goodyear, AZ, United States 06-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining even for adults"

    Although this book is geared towards teenagers it is still an entertaining and enjoyable read. Artemis Fowl the boy genius and thief is at it again. This time he is trying to be the best art thief somehow gets wrongfully accused for another scheme that reconnects him with the fairy people. Now they must try and save the fairy and human people. This is the 4th book in a 7 book series. I have been listening to them and have loved the narrators European accent.

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