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Artemis Fowl

By: Eoin Colfer
Narrated by: Adrian Dunbar, Gerry O'Brien
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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 Audio

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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 ....

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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.

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Great fun. Fast paced. 1st book

Thoroughly enjoyed. Narrator bang on. Fun for all ages to listen too. Feel tween and up will get more out of it but younger will still enjoy it.

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even better then I remeberd

I loved it so much i read it along with my copy of the book and it was even better then when I was a kid now i could understand it better but I have always loved this book i defantly recomend if you want a good read that is amazing for young and old :D

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love it

it was awesome and hard to read but I loved it it was amazing and the first time since

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Great

I really liked this audio version of the book, a great way to share the story in the car with friends and family.

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Great book , fab narrator choice

loved it
narrator was spot on , would deffinatly recommend to anyone , can be enjoyed
by any age group .

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  • 18-05-22

fantastic fantasy

We normally listen to an audiobook for 30 mins every day to wind down but with this book even the adults wanted the time increased we were easily doubling our normal time and still wanting more we have now downloaded the whole set and can't wait for the next installment.

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Loved it

Awesome read loved every moment, highly recommend, a a a a a a 5 star

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Amazing

I 10 and just finished Alex rider and got very bored luckily I found Artemis fowl :)

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