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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8

Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
Series: Artemis Fowl, Book 8
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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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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  • pat
  • 02-06-2019

Great finale to a wonderful series

Thank you for entertaining our family over the last few months. It took a while to get used to the new narrator. However once we did, the narration was excellent.

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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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narrator change

I just wish you didn't change the narrator after having Mr. Obrien for 6 books it was just abrupt

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Bought the whole series

I have enjoyed the entire story and loved it. Except this one in which they changed the narrator.

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  • Henrik
  • 06-08-2012

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.

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  • Paul
  • 13-08-2012

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.

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  • Shashank M
  • 02-07-2018

Ending a let down

The ending was just too sudden and felt lacking in creativity. Felt like a let down

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  • W
  • 16-11-2015

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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  • Bruno
  • 19-07-2012

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.

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  • Kim Randleff-Rasmussen
  • 09-04-2013

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.

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  • Mary
  • 23-12-2012

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.

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  • Scottish_Legend
  • 20-01-2017

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?
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

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  • Ceripol
  • 23-11-2018

A fitting end

Wonderful finale to the Artemis Fowl series. The narration was mostly excellent, with great characterisation. Only jarring thing was the accent put on for Opal Koboi, but it became bearable after a while.

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  • Cecilia Young
  • 31-05-2018

Amazing

Amazing book loved it brilliant narrater best Christmas present i have ever got you should get it

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  • Liz
  • 08-01-2020

The narration spoilt it

After listening to the previous books in this series, I found the narration of this book quite disappointing. I had gotten used to the voices of the characters in the previous books but I found the voices and accents in this one quite distracting and I found myself losing interest in the story more often than not. I could not understand why Opal has an Asian accent here.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-2019

Narrator change spoils it

Very disappointing to find the narrator has been changed for the last book in the series. Half the story feels lost as you have to try and get to know all the characters again - it is very distracting. Why so many of them sound Essex is beyond me. I stopped listening before the end of the third chapter.

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  • Stephen Gardner
  • 10-09-2019

Love this series. Excellent end to it.

Thus is probably the third time ive listened to this series in the last 5 years. It still bears listening too, and this is a fitting end to the series.

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  • Ciaran W.
  • 20-07-2019

Narration was very disappointing

After listening to the other 7 books, the change in narrator was quite disappointing. The fake Irish accent was tough to listen to. And not sure where the totally unnecessary decision to make Opal Asian came from? Took away from the story quite a bit

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  • Charente16
  • 07-06-2019

Excellent story but the narrator has changed

All the Artemis Fowl books are excellent but unfortunately for this last in the series the narrator has changed, extremely disappointing. It has badly affected the story as the previous narrator had set all the voices.
Frankly very difficult to follow as the characters don’t sound correct.

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