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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 Audiobook

The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8

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The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian, the unbelievable finale to the multi award-winning Artemis Fowl series. Read by the actor Nathaniel Parker.

Is this Armageddon for the Artemis Fowl?

Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or badgers - or two curious little boys by the names of Myles and Beckett Fowl?

Yes, it’s true. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl’s four-year-old brothers could be involved in destroying the human race. Can Artemis and Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police stop Opal and prevent the end of the world?

©2012 Eoin Colfer (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd

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    Amazon Customer 30/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 the most enjoyable?

    Just being able to take it with me and listen to it was great.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It's hard to have a favorite. It was like listening to your favorite band get back together. All of them have a little something that makes them special


    Have you listened to any of Nathaniel Parker’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't, though I like the way he read. He was easy to listen to and I enjoyed his different character voices


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

    No. I knew that I wouldn't be able to. Life is a bit busy and knew I would need to stop and start. I do though know that this is one that I will listen on long road trips with the family as they have listened to Artimes Folwer CD's in the past


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  • Paul
    BaselSwitzerland
    13/08/12
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    "More of the same, but that's not a complaint!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Love the Artemis Fowl series, and this is an exciting ending.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love Nathanial Parker reading.


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

    Butler.


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

    Not really - not that sort of book.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Henrik
    Bagsvaerd, Denmark
    6/08/12
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    "You can feel it is the last in the series"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I have been a hugh fan of Artimis Fowl in the first 7 novels, and really like the interaction between the fairy world and normal people, the high pace and the funny plots.But I must say that you can feel that Eoin Colfer has run out of momentum for the last book in the series and you have a feeling that he really wants to close it. When you are used to a large diversity in new high tech gadgets and a really funny dialog this book is somewhat disappointing and a bit boring.I would recommend to read the first 7 novels and leave it at that.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bruno
    North Shore City, New Zealand
    19/07/12
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    "Artemis has gone full circle"

    I enjoyed the final book in the series, just as much as all the other books. Artemis has really grown as a character, and the old gang are back together for a final adventure!
    A lot happens in this story, and not all of it is nice! I think the writer really pushed the boundaries. The performance was great as always.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • W
    United States
    16/11/15
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    "Artemis fowel"

    This is a great book, full of suspense and excitement. And I would say that it is for about 9-12 year olds

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  • Mary
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    23/12/12
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    "Completion"

    This is the last book in the series and Eoin Colfer has tied up all the loose ends from the previous books. It has a feeling of finality about it and one fears at times what that may mean for the main characters but it is also a book of hope. There is the characteristic humour running throughout the book intertwined with deeper moments. This is a book about friendship in all its different forms and is wonderfully narrated by Nathaniel Parker. A book to be enjoyed as much by adults as children.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kim Randleff-Rasmussen
    Cape Town, South Africa
    9/04/13
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    "A great end to a lovely series"

    All the Artemis Fowl books are enjoyable stories and this one is certainly no exception in that sense. It's a bittersweet read though, since it is the final installment in the series. Nathaniel Parker deilvers another great performance - his reading style is flowing and easy to listen to and his interpretations of the characters are sensible, organic and very well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Louise
    12/03/17
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    "fantastic
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    brilliant fun. all family enjoyed. Nathaniel Parker makes it atmospheric. twisty turns and unpredictable events

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scottish_Legend
    20/01/17
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    "Why change the narrator?"
    Would you try another book written by Eoin Colfer or narrated by Nathaniel Parker?

    I've listened to all the books but did not like this narrator who took over for the last book. My big problem is the voice of Opal. Why did he decide to make her sound Asian/Chinese? <br/>This was not a characteristic in any other book and was very distracting making it a terrible experience and it was just wrong and out of keeping with the rest of the books


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Poine
    ABERDEEN, United Kingdom
    30/11/16
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    "Happiness"

    Tears in my eyes. Such a collosal and great series. Forever loved and forever missed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Mason
    12/04/16
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    "Perfect end to the series!"

    If you have read or listened to the other books I definitely recommended it. Wounderfull

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maj-Britt
    5/04/15
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    "The Great Finale!"

    Once again a thrilling Artemis Fowl adventure. It definitely lives up to the preceding adventures with its fast-paced and action-packed plot full of twists and turns. A worthy finale.
    However, I found it distracting that I had to get used to a new narrator. Not that I'm criticising Mr. Nathaniel Parker's efforts. He does it rather well. But after listening to Gerry O'Brien's take on how the characters' voices sound in the 7 preceding books, it was often confusing hearing a different voice than the one I had become so used to in the preceding books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nikki Franklin
    21/03/15
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    "Art"

    Can't b beat
    A great re read
    Loved it very tense changes all because it's only butler holly and artemis fowl vs loads of Odets including family











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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Derby, UK
    18/02/15
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    "Not bad but not great, either."

    There is always a danger with final books in a series that the author will attempt to bind up all the loose threads and end up with a less than satisfactory book as a result and I think that is true of this book. The stock characters appear as stereotypes and the climax is deus ex machina on steroids.

    The reader is not the same as the other books but I did not find it a problem. It's different but not distracting.

    Overall, this is one for the Artemis Fowl fans and not one to inspire someone to read others in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J.Taylor
    3/06/14
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    "Good - Story is getting a little predictable now"

    I've loved this series since the beginning. Artemis and the members of the L.E.P. are very entertaining characters and I have enjoyed listening to Nathaniel Parker's excellent performance throughout. Having said that, this last book was just a little predictable and using characters that really don't quite work as the evil villains that you really want for this type of fiction. In short, still entertaining but nothing new.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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