The Fowl Twins

Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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With all the hallmarks that made the Artemis Fowl series so popular, this hilarious spinoff adventure stars Artemis' younger brothers, along with a nefarious nobleman, a shadowy nun, and a fairy intern, and a maverick troll.

One week after their 11th birthday, the Fowl twins - scientist Myles, and Beckett, the force of nature - are left in the care of house security (NANNI) for a single night. In that time they befriend a troll who has clawed his way through the earth's crust to the surface. Unfortunately for the troll, he is being chased by a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun, who both need the magical creature for their own gain, as well as a fairy-in-training who has been assigned to protect him. 

The boys and their new troll best friend escape and go on the run. Along the way they get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily), and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins.

©2019 Eoin Colfer (P)2019 Listening Library

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A Cute Story for Kids (And Longtime AF Fans)

The Artemis Fowl series has long been near and dear to my heart. I read the original series as it was released, and I truly grew up with it. I adored Artemis and his adventures, and I was proud to be a nerd, too.

This is a kid’s book. And I don’t say that to trash it! It’s an enjoyable story that clips along with flatulence jokes, funny voices, dastardly plans and hijinks that’ll make any preteen laugh. The new characters introduced are enjoyable, and Colfer didn’t reinvent the wheel here. I was a touch disappointed in that regard at first, but I think this is Colfer re-writing the classic Fowl schtick for a more modern kid audience.

The villains are...for kids. The voice acting was a bit overdone here, I think, but again — it’s a children’s book. Any kid would laugh out loud listening to it, I think. I smiled a number of times myself. The plot is a touch predictable, but it features some unforeseen twists here and there.

There are very few references to the original series, and you hardly see Artemis at all, which I’m sure was intentional. So, you don’t need to be familiar with the series to enjoy the book (but you should read at least the first three!)

The ending definitely leaves it open for a sequel, which I’m sure there will be at least one or two more — and I’m sure I’ll pick them up.

If you’re an adult who is brand new to the series, I recommend picking up the original book series first. It’s been a number of years, but they are *slightly* more mature.

If you have a kid who’s interested, I say go ahead and jump in. And if you grew up with Artemis Fowl like I did, give it a listen. It’s a cute ride that reminded me of all the hours I spent obsessing over the series as a child. It brought me a lot of smiles.

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great book

it was a bit of a slow start after coming from the Artemis Fowl series and I wasn't sure it would keep my interest. But it delivered! The plot progressed and had me laughing quite a bit with Beckettes voice and personality and the twins interactions with each other. Great job!

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Not Artemis Fowl but a worthy addition

Technology of the Faerie people seems to have increased in the years between the last Artemis fowl book and the story of our twins here. I’m a bit confused as to why humanity and the Faerie people have not begun to mix and mingle as was suggested at the end of the Artemis Fowl saga, but the story is still suits the slow progression of this universe and still warms the heart with its fresh new ideas.

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Colfer has done it again

Fantastic story that keeps you laughing until the end. The Antics between the two brothers will keep children delighted and parents laughing in fond amusement

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YES!

I was curious how this book would measure up to Artemis Fowl series and I wasn't disappointed, I felt like a kid again listening to this capturing story, it was great!

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A rip roaring good time!

Eoin Colfer is back to it again, fantastical situations made believable. I enjoyed going on this adventure immensely. My only small criticism is of the over explanation of some points. However, it does not take away from the overall story. The author definitely left an open door in the plot for another book.

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Great addition to the family of books

Love the story can't wait for the next! I miss good ol' Artemis Fowl and while this story isn't the same it is most definitely a good one. Fowl and Fairy, friends forever.

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Fun

This book was a lovely fun romp with the Fowl twins. I love Colfer’s imagination

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The Fowls are back!

I loved this book and have to say that I hope there will be more adventures...

Narration was excellent, even perfect!

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A Lovely Introduction

A wonderful introduction to the Fowl world! I can't wait for the next book! I love that yin and yang of Miles & Beckett & they play off each other's energy. If you loved the Fowl series you'll love these new characters!