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Artemis Fowl Audiobook

Artemis Fowl: Artemis Fowl, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genuis, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories, they're dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.

Listen to the entire Artemis Fowl series.

©2001 Eoin Colfer; (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Artemis Fowl is pacy, playful, and very funny, an inventive mix of myth and modernity, magic and crime." (Time.com)
"Hilarious and exciting story." (Denver Post)

What Members Say

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    ZuluKat 08-06-12
    ZuluKat 08-06-12
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    "Excellent sotry and wonderful narration!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    This story was expertly told, moved at a fast pace and kept my 12 year old and I both entertained during a long car trip. I highly recommend it.


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    Joy Bergstrom 07-30-12
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    "what a kid and we love butler"
    What did you love best about Artemis Fowl?

    His witt and money


    What did you like best about this story?

    the story line and the Holly Short


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

    It did put a smile on my face


    Any additional comments?

    Read it and have fun with the major players

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Silver Springs, NV, United States 07-15-12
    Amazon Customer Silver Springs, NV, United States 07-15-12 Member Since 2011

    tracyvc

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    "Better as an audio book"
    Would you be willing to try another book from Eoin Colfer? Why or why not?

    I have all the Artemis books in paperback and on Audible. I find them so funny and lovable that I listen over and over.


    Which character – as performed by Nathaniel Parker – was your favorite?

    Mulch and Butler are my favorite charactors.


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

    I was amazed at how much better the first book is when read by Nathaniel Parker. I found the Artemis character very unsympathetic especially in the first book until he was brought to life by Parker.


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    Robert RENTON, WA, United States 07-10-12
    Robert RENTON, WA, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent Story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Artemis Fowl the most enjoyable?

    Excellent Story, I look forward to more stories about Artemis Fowl's and his money making plans.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Artemis Fowl?

    Don't want to spoil the story for anyone.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Oklahoma City, OK, United States 07-07-12
    Amazon Customer Oklahoma City, OK, United States 07-07-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "One of my favorite books"

    I'm a school teacher and a parent, but I've always like fairy tales. Naturally a story about kids cheating fairies out of gold caught my interest. I have read the books, but I love the audio books just as much. This narrator is amazing. You can tell the difference between all the characters, and his rhythm is wonderful. I'm almost embarrassed to admit I've listened to this book at least 5 times. When I am working early in my room, I listen to the whole series, about 30 minutes at a time, from beginning to end. There are explosions and guns, and threats of death, so you may want to consider your child's age.

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    Pattio 07-04-12
    Pattio 07-04-12 Member Since 2017

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    "Great kid's book"


    I'm probably going to sound dumb for saying this but I wish I had known this was juvenile lit. I really enjoyed it - both the story and the narration - but I had no idea the intended audience was adolescents (or maybe younger?). I have asked Audible to clearly label the age category of their selections because this has happened to me a number of times now. That's what they do in libraries and I don't think it's asking too much.
    Having said that, I do recommend this pick to just about everyone. I think children would probably thrill more to the central character's bucking of conventions. It reminded me of Pippi Longstocking in that respect. I remember loving her just because she was a kid who lived without any adult supervision (this was back in the day before latchkey kids had been "invented") and she also had tons of money. The adventures that Artemis experiences are creative and the narrator is spot on. Fun book.

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    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 06-14-12
    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 06-14-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Fun, Fun and More Fun!"

    This was written for a younger reader and it shows. And if you decide that a fun story is beneath your age, I undoubtedly will feel sorry for you and all the fun you'll miss. For me this book is like a vacation that you really enjoy but did nothing but sit in the sun and giggle with your sisters.

    The characters, the story and the reader is perfect. Eoin has given you a break for reality that everyone needs now and again. The unbelievable other world he paints make you wish it was true. Wouldn't be fun to be a fairy or at least have elf for a friend?

    Buy this recording and you'll surely make your kid's listen too.

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    Ryan 05-19-12
    Ryan 05-19-12
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    "Good stuff (but short)"
    If you could sum up Artemis Fowl in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, imaginative, different


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Artemis Fowl?

    Interactions at the LEP-Recon office


    What about Nathaniel Parker’s performance did you like?

    Great voices, kept a good pace throughout


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

    The wish at the end


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Luanne 05-14-12
    Luanne 05-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great"

    Most of the books in the series are great. The narration is always wonderful. My kids love them and even the adults enjoy them.

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    Bethel 04-10-12
    Bethel 04-10-12
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    "Great book for tweens & teens and fun for adults"
    Where does Artemis Fowl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a fun book to listen to, I laughed at Artemis and his antics. He is a bit of a stink but I would recommend it for a light read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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