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The Fowl Twins

Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
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Criminal genius runs in the family....

Myles and Beckett Fowl are twins, but the two boys are wildly different. Beckett is blonde, messy and sulks whenever he has to wear clothes. Myles is impeccably neat, has an IQ of 170 and 3-D prints a fresh suit every day - just like his older brother, Artemis Fowl.

A week after their 11th birthday the twins are left in the care of house security system NANNI for a single night. In that time, they befriend a troll on the run from a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun, both of whom need the magical creature for their own gain.... 

Prepare for an epic adventure in which The Fowl Twins and their new troll friend escape and get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened and 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.

The first book in the blockbusting new series from global best seller Eoin Colfer.

©2019 Eoin Colfer (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Joki
  • 17-03-2020

Just As Good As The Original Series

The Fowl Twins occurs seamlessly as a continuation of the Fowl series, just with a new set of protagonists (though I'd argue that Myles is the sole protagonist here). So the question many will ask is this: do I need to have read the other Artemis Fowl books to understand this book? My answer would be no - we have the same set up here where the twins have to learn of the fairy people and so can lead the readers in as well. of course, you'll enjoy the story even more when you have a prior understanding but characters from previous books make VERY brief appearances so it really is a whole new ball game here. The next question would likely be this: is it is as good as the Artemis Fowl series books? And I have to say that yes, definitely, even with new protagonists this is just as amusing and fun to read. Colfer gave the twins diametrically different personalities that fill a lot of holes that their age would create as weaknesses. Meaning, it takes both twins to get out of situations that only one could not. But all the rollicking fun, magic, and imagination is on display here and this does not feel derivative at all. Story: While Artemis has used fairy-tech to build a self propulsion engine to take him to Mars and the Fowl parents are away on humanitarian endeavors, the twins are left at the family's newest mansion under the care of an AI nanny. What could go wrong? Add a pocket-sized troll escaping Haven, a British aristocrat seeking the fountain of youth, an AI drunk on its own self evolution, and a young fairy with no powers on a training mission. When the twins (and troll) are kidnapped, it's up to their ingenuity and the fairy (trying to free the troll, not help the twins, natch!) to get them out of their predicament. Colfer has made some clever decisions in this story to separate it from Artemis Fowl yet also maintain the same flavor and plot structures. We still have a fowl protagonist, a fairy who gets embroiled with the Fowl family, a caretaker/guardian of the young Fowl, a Fowl family member who needs saving from a kidnapping, and an eccentric villain. But the changes are: the protagonist is doubled, the fairy is a pixel (pixie x elf offspring) with no magic, the caretaker is a VERY quirky AI, the family member who needs rescuing from a kidnapping are the twins themselves, and the villain is a human this time rather than a fairy. Since the twins are the same age as Artemis when the first series started, we are going to get the same progression from selfish thinking to caring more about others. Just as Artemis went from being a villain who kidnaps a fairy and does illegal things so he can fund an expedition to save his father, the Fowl twins go from being fairy self centered and sheltered to learning there is a bigger world out there. The twins each have a unique character skillset: Miles is the complex brains while Beckett is the rather simplistic muscle (although also a polyglot). The charm in the series is that Colfer has a great way of making fun of each situation and then turning things on their head. From the beginning, you'll wait with baited breath to see how the twins and fairy get out of each of their predicaments as the situation slowly becomes more dire. Along the way, you have toy trolls, evacuation seats, a sinister organization named "cypher" (because naming an org after a cypher is so last year), a hungry shark, mysterious island homes, and lots of fairies. I listened to the Audible version and it was the same excellent narrator as with the Artemis series. He does a great job with all the accents and I can't imagine listening to any other narrator as a result.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-2019

flashback to childhood!

this book has the same charm as the first series, it was a wonderful reliving of the joy i got from reading about artemis fowl. nathanial parker is a great performer and all his characters bring their own life to the story. colfer does it again and im delighted that this series is coming now to give the adventures of fairies and fowls to a new generation!

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  • Miss Tracy Booth
  • 27-07-2020

Fantastic, can't wait for more fowl twins books.

I enjoyed this book even more than artemis fowl, though miss Holly Short, (don't like this new fairy has much has Holly) and, would like to here more of foally and mulch in future stories. Love the relationship & the difference between Beckett and Miles, Beckett is fun and Miles is very much like Artemis.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-04-2020

very good

it was very good I also thought the narration was very good especially Lord teddy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-10-2020

Awesome

I loved the fist book of Myles and Becket 's adventures and hope the second is coming soon. I enjoyed the fact that the book ends on a kind of cliffhanger and the grandstanding performed by Myles.

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  • Revdave39
  • 01-10-2020

Fowl dynasty!

A wonderful continuance.of the Fowl legacy incorporating the Trwins Fowl. It earns itself a place in tour library!

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  • julia
  • 26-08-2020

So good 😊

This book is an amazing read for ages 7-14 I really recommend this book 📖

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  • John Pindar
  • 17-06-2020

Excellent!

As good as the original Artemis Fowl series, just with his younger twin brothers. Do you know what a pixel is?

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  • Evelyn M Wilkins
  • 30-05-2020

Very good

I really enjoyed this adiobook and hope Eoin Colfer Wright's more books about the Fowl twins 😇

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-2020

The Fowl story continues

This is the first Fowl book I listened to as an audiobook and it was very good, at first the readers interpretation of the character voices was a little annoying and what you would consider typical of a non Irish person attempting an Irish accent. However as the story continued the character voices became less important as I was absorbed into the story which was well written and executed. I am 35 years old and have been enjoying the Fowl series for a long time, I personally think the audiobook would be better for adults and that the physical book would be enjoyed more by children and teenagers.

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  • Susan M.
  • 04-05-2020

Wonderful

I didn't realise how much I had missed the Artemis Fowl books until I listened to this one. It's a wonderful spin-off, in the tradition of the earlier Artemis books. Great story, well narrated, with the delightful twists and turns I've come to expect.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-04-2020

OMG THIS BOOK AWSOME 10/10 GODLY TIER GET IT NOW

This book is GREAT! but I recommend it After you read Artimis fowl. it's better that way. you will get the story.