Artemis Fowl

Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
Series: Artemis Fowl, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Artemis Fowl, the explosive first novel in Eoin Colfer’s best-selling Artemis Fowl series. Read by the actor Gerry O’Brien.

Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom.

But he’s taking on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit). For a start, leprechaun technology is more advanced than our own. Add to that the fact that Holly is a true heroine and that her senior officer Commander Root will stop at nothing to get her back and you’ve got the mother of all sieges brewing!

©2013 Eoin Colfer (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited

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Kidnapping and murder.

Just what you need from a kid story....
i only finished it because i hoped something nice would happen at the end. i was wrong.

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  • EC W
  • 07-25-16

Believe the hype - excellent antihero!

I always get a bit nervous getting a "Bestseller", as they can be a crushing disappointment if it's just hype. I am delighted to report, this book is actually very good.

My 10 year old struggled to read the paper version, as it is a doorstop of a book, so we got the audiobook as well. Both boys were blown away. The fairies are not the gossamer, sparkly Disney Princess type. They are gritty, tough, trained SAS officers who wipe human's brains and generally think us stupid, cruel and slow. Enter Artemis Fowl, the 12 year old genius ready to take them down ...

This book is absolutely peppered with fantastic cliff hangers, and it became one of my favorite games to wait for one during the car journey (".... something was coming. It didn't sound good ....") and then announce it was time to turn off. Que howls of complaint from the back seat :-) Well, you have to have some fun don't you ....

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  • Dragonet
  • 03-06-17

It's good.

It's a good book with some fun characters and new mythologies. Looking forward to following the series and I'm an older reader :-)

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  • Andrew
  • 11-15-16

Amazing!

the narrator here truly nailed it. a brilliant performance! the story itself was great fun. the titular Artemis was by far the best of the lot. I didn't much care for the fairies, but they weren't bad, just not as good as the rest.

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  • Kate
  • 10-01-16

Great book

I liked this book amazing it's so magical and cool 15 words to describe it are awesome and epic and blahdidblah blah

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  • Lane
  • 02-24-17

excellent book w gripping story line

This audio book was performed brilliantly and kept my attention very well throughout. loved it and look forward to future ones

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-04-16

brilliant novel

Artemis fowl is a devious, extremely intelligent character that can pull off a complex money making plan to make millions of dollars for a long line of fowl ancestors home to stay in the family. A sick mother, a lost farther, a military trained butler and a teenage maid are the main characters in this gripping novel.

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  • Neil Wilson
  • 05-03-20

Good but not Great

I have heard this audio book before but with more voice actors and it was much more enjoyable. The Voice over wasn't bad, it just wasn't, to my mind, a patch on the previous one I've heard.

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  • Alan m worrall
  • 02-07-19

Great story but i prefer Nathaniel Parker...sorry

Mr Parker delivered exceptional voices for all the characters. I miss him. even Adrian Dunbar was pretty good.

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  • Sparky89
  • 04-23-16

Good Listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would. I enjoyed the narration and the story was well thought out and funny.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked all the characters. I am looking forward to learning more about them in the other books.

What aspect of Gerry O'Brien’s performance might you have changed?

He has a gruffer voice than I expected and it took a while to get used to. He doesn't do individual accents, which I thought was a blessing. Men don't always do female voices well.

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

I did laugh during this. I won't give away any moments.

Any additional comments?

It was a good story, well thought out and presented.

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  • Owen
  • 02-16-16

Overall a very good audiobook

Overall the story is great and very compelling, however, at some points Artemis sounds a bit like the Joker when he's about to die in Arkham City, almost... Wheezy. Although, it's not necessarily a bad thing, just a strange narration choice. Also, Artemis sounds completely different to how he's described. Again, not necessarily bad, just strange.

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  • Janette
  • 01-25-18

Excellent adaptation

I have read Artemis Fowl many times and very much enjoyed this reading by Gerry O'Brien.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-14-20

best book

this is one of the the best book in the world. read it now please

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-28-20

AMAZING

A great book and a great narration❤️ fun to listen to one of my favourite books

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  • 04-21-20

Magic

enjoyable to listen to. not just for children entertainment. I look forward to exploring the other books.

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  • Max
  • 04-17-20

The Best Book EVER!!!!!!!!!

ok so this book (Artemis Fowl) was probably one of the best books ever. I was in love with it and was so sad when it finished 😭
Soi went looking for the next one.
When i found it i was over joyed to find the book and add it to the cart!!!!🥳
Overall for all you readers i would recommend the Artemis Fowl series to everyone 8 to 1000.🌈✨🦾
My favourite part was when Holly Short heals Buttler when he really badly injured.
🤫A big spoiler!!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-08-20

Clever in audio

Enjoyed the book years ago. The audio version brought it to life once again.

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  • Sean f.
  • 11-17-19

Amazing story

This book dragged me in and embedded as a part of the story, sometimes feeling as though I was the character involved and trying to guess the next cunning segment of Artemis plan

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-19

Excellent book.

one of the best young adult books in the whole selection. couldn't reccomend more. 11/10

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  • reading mammal
  • 08-10-19

A quality book

Amazing incredible I can’t believe I haven’t read it before had it in my library for years and forgot what it has and never listen to it but I finally did and it’s amazing

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  • Greta
  • 06-13-19

Great kids and adults book

Artemis is a fantastic character. The Arthur writes a great book, and the narator was awesome