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.
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©2003 Eoin Colfer; (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"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)
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Mulch Diggums is my favorite character. He's just so gross it's funny!
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.
No. It was 7 hours long.
It was a fun book. Artemis Fowl never disappoints!
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.
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!
I particularly enjoyed Nathaniel Parker's interpretation of this book. The regional accents were especially well done and fun.
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.
Eoin Colfer keeps the ongoing story of the teenage genius and his companions, very fresh. The story is clever, funny and suspenseful. The dialogue never gets stale. Who can get tired of Mulch Diggums? Nathaniel Parker makes this one of the few series we can listen to over and over again.
Okay, I'm not a kid, a tween, or even a teen, but I enjoy listening to this books. There are some pretty serious themes in the series--death, crime, loyalty, friendship, etc--and listening with your child gives you a chance to discuss these themes. It's also very entertaining for that time stuck in the car. Artemis learns a lot of things the hard way in this one, but I think it makes him a better person. As always, the narration is spot on. I love Nathaniel Parker almost as much as Jim Dale.
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