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Artemis Fowl Audiobook

Artemis Fowl

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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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    Beau 09/08/2016
    Beau 09/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    An awesome story beautifully written and read the style is wonderful and sweeping. The story draws you in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kyla 04/01/2015
    Kyla 04/01/2015
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    "brilliant"

    an excellent story. easy to follow with just the right number of characters. well read and funny.

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  • Andrew
    15/11/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    1/10/16
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • james
    14/08/16
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    "good but awful narrator"
    What made the experience of listening to Artemis Fowl the most enjoyable?

    good story


    What did you like best about this story?

    butler vs troll


    Any additional comments?

    need different narrator desperately the one in the abridged version is a lot better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EC W
    Hove, United Kingdom
    25/07/16
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    "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 ....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    4/07/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. T. E. Oreilly
    uk
    28/06/16
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    "bad sound quality"
    What did you like most about Artemis Fowl?

    story was ok. funny, fast.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Gerry O'Brien?

    Gerry was chosen for his Irish accent. I prefer Michael Kramer as a narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    It is hard to pinpoint why but this audio book was difficult for me to hear compared to other ones that I had listened to. Perhaps it is a bad recording, perhaps the narrator moved his head around relative to the mic. It seemed that at the start of each paragraph he was mumbling or he was quiet.
    Also, i chose this one to listen to so I could play it in the car while my daughter may listen.
    I thought that choosing a teenager book i would make sure it was ok.
    Sadly it contains the word piss and a dwarf who fires poo at people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Corinna
    23/04/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Owen
    16/02/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • simone
    2/12/15
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    "Narration echoes"

    The book sounded like it was being narrated by a reverberating computer. It is very annoying to listen to and we turned it off immediately.
    Upset that I wasted a credit.we are reading the story in paperback but wanted the audio for sleepy children.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • maisieshaw
    26/07/15
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    "amazing"
    Where does Artemis Fowl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It rates a good joint 1st


    What did you like best about this story?

    You could really get into the story


    Which character – as performed by Gerry O'Brien – was your favourite?

    Butler


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

    No I listened at night to help me sleep and when I didn't want to read or watch TV


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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