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Artemis Fowl Unabridged Edition
Contributor(s): Colfer, Eoin, Parker, Nathaniel (Narrator)

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ISBN: 1400085861     ISBN-13: 9781400085866
Publisher: Listening Library
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Binding Type: Compact Disc - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2004

Annotation: From a strikingly original voice in fiction comes the story of Artemis Fowl, a very unusual hero. Artemis combines the astuteness of Sherlock Holmes with the sangfroid of James Bond and the attitude of Attila the Hun. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories. These fairies are armed and they're dangerous. Artemis thinks he's got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules . . .
Full of unexpected twists and turns, ARTEMIS FOWL opens up a riveting world of magic, mystery, and humor.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Children's audiobooks.
Fairies; Fiction.
Kidnapping; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2004105310
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Artemis Fowl
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 7.00" H x 5.00" W x 1.00" (0.35 lbs)
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Contributor Bio(s): EOIN COLFER is a former elementary school teacher who became a publishing phenomenon with the New York Times bestsellers Artemis Fowl and Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident. Previously, he has written several other bestsellers in Ireland, including The Wish List.

Reviewed by Horn Book Magazine Reviews (Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2004 #4)
Parker adopts a briskly sardonic voice for narrator Artemis Fowl, the twelve-year-old mastermind whose plotting against the fairy kingdom is as meticulous as it is nefarious. The cast of trolls, gnomes, and fairies invites free-wheeling interpretation: Captain Holly Short is brash and a bit breathless; Butler, Fowl's faithful servant, sounds a fair bit like Jeeves; and who's to say that a paranoid centaur doesn't speak with a cockney accent? Breakneck pacing keeps the convoluted plot moving with reckless indifference to anything but the drama of the moment--which is just as well since detailed explanations, extraordinary inventions, and incongruous tangents abound. Parker's performance is a perfect match for the fantasy's high-tech magic and low-brow humor. Copyright 2004 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.
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