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Artemis Fowl: Complete & Unabridged (Cover to Cover) Audio CD – Audiobook, 29 Jul 2002

4.2 out of 5 stars 337 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Cover to Cover Cassettes Ltd (29 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1855491915
  • ISBN-13: 978-1855491915
  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 2.5 x 12.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (337 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,243,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Eion Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl, describes his creation as "Die Hard with Fairies". He's not far wrong.

Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history, and with his trusty sidekicks Butler and Juliet he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairies of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn't foolish enough to believe in all that end-of-the-rainbow nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate the little people from their stash is to kidnap one of them and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action he fails to consider Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit--a sort of extra-small Clarice Starling with pointy ears and wings--and her senior officer Commander Root--a man (sorry, elf) who will stop at nothing to get her back.

Fantastic stuff from beginning to end, Artemis Fowl is a rip-roaring, 21st-century romp of the highest order. The author has let his imagination run riot by combining folklore, fantasy and a fistful of high-tech funk in an outrageously devilish book that could well do for fairies what Harry Potter has done for wizardry. But be warned: this is no gentle frolic, so don't be fooled by the fairy subject matter. Instead what we have here is well-written, sophisticated, rough 'n' tumble storytelling with enough high-octane attitude to make it a seriously cool tale for anyone over the age of 10, brought to life on this cleverly abridged audio cassette by the lilting tones of actor Adrian Dunbar. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Artemis is a brilliant creation (Anthony Horowitz)

A huge hit (The Guardian) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Like most people, I'd heard of Artemis Fowl, of course. It's one of those few YA series that can be mentioned in the same sentence as Harry Potter. Unfortunately the sentence usually runs along the lines: "Artemis Fowl, unlike the more successful Harry Potter books..."

And this is a shame. In the post-Potter YA boom, Colfer's books were sort of put in the shade, and assumed to be imitators by dint of the young lead character's odd name, and the presence of magic.

This first Fowl book is far from Hogwarts though. Rather than twinkly twee magical adventures with heroic well-scrubbed good boys and girls, Artemis Fowl is a YA SF thriller with technologically advanced fairies. Fowl himself is a ruthless antihero, a scheming evil boy genius, and the fact he loves his Mummy is really neither nor there.

Artemis Fowl is a teenage master criminal trying to restore his family fortune by extorting gold from the fairies. He has little compunction about kidnapping, violence and drugging members of his own family, as well as his servants and friends. He is a fantastically amoral creation.

The secondary characters are also well drawn, from Butler, a surrogate father figure, best friend and bodyguard to Artemis, to kidnapped leprechaun Captain Holly Short.

A great book that challenges the theory that crime doesn't pay, I look forward to reading the further adventures of Artemis Fowl... but not straight away. I felt this was a totally adequate standalone novel in its own right, and don't feel particularly gripped to read the next installment.
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One of my favourite books as a child. Loses nothing re-reading it as an adult. Incredibly entertaining cover to cover. Classic.
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"This is an amazing story including a teenager, called Artemis, who is trying to wheedle some fairies out of their gold. Unfortunately, he fails miserably on several occasions..." Elsa, aged 8
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Brilliant, witty, original and fast moving. I bought it to read my son and couldn't put it down
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Very hooking
The best book I have ever read it was extremely well rote and it gave a lot of detail which I absolutely love
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My 10yr old son absolutely loved this book!
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i thought this book was the best i ever read. i enjoyed it because it is a fantasy and it is very exiting all the way through.
it is about a 12 year old anti hero who sets out with evil intetions and ends up a better person. thanks to the help of captain holly short and his body gaurd butler.
i would recomend this book to anyone who can read as it is fantastic.
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