Join the world of "Artemis Fowl", the number one bestseller by Eoin Colfer. Rumour has it Artemis Fowl is responsible for every major crime of the ...Show synopsisJoin the world of "Artemis Fowl", the number one bestseller by Eoin Colfer. Rumour has it Artemis Fowl is responsible for every major crime of the new century. Just twelve years old and already he's a criminal genius, plotting to restore his family's fortune with a spot of corruption and kidnapping. Kidnapping a fairy for ransom, to be precise. Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous - and extremely high-tech - fairies. But he may have underestimated their powers. They will fight back. Is the boy about to trigger a cross-species war? Let the misadventure begin. "Fast-paced, tongue in cheek ...laugh-out-loud". ("Sunday Times"). "A huge hit". ("The Guardian"). "Artemis is a brilliant creation". (Anthony Horowitz). Winner of the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year Award and Children's Book of the Year at the Children's Book Awards. It is shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award. Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford in the south-east of Ireland. He began writing plays at an early age and, as an adult, continued to write. "Artemis Fowl", his first book featuring the brilliant young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards.Hide synopsis
Trade paperback, Hyperion Books 2009
ISBN: 1423124529 ISBN-13: 9781423124528
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. Now, Colfer's complete series is being reissued with an exciting, bold new look.Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius, and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. Now, Colfer's complete series is being reissued with an exciting, bold new look.Hide
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Description:New. Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-...New. Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius--and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous. Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them...but then they stop playing by the rules.
I really liked listening to this fast-paced and funny audiobook. To me, the story was original and fun, and has me looking for more in the series, (even though it?s for ages 9-13.) I?m very curious to find out what the author did with Douglas Adams?s ?The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy? series, but that will have to wait for another time. I liked the refreshing change from the main character learning about the fantastical beasts and lore to already knowing all about them. In this book, the mystical and fantastical must learn about the main character, Artemis Fowl. Also, the modern criminal element was exciting and I loved the narrator?s accents. He did a brilliant job. There was just enough emotion in the story to keep in the reader?s/listener?s mind that he is a 12 year old human boy, and not just a greedy, calculating, criminal genius.
Artemis Fowl is incredibly lovable for a twelve year old genius criminal mastermind. Colfer's imaginary fairy world is almost as much fun. Put the two together, and pure entertainment is born. I was rolling on the floor laughing the whole way through. Successive books in the series only get better as the series moves along.
A curiously intriguing story. You can't help but love Artemis, even if he is a genius criminal mastermind! His daring scheme is breathtaking in its audacity. Everything about this story is enchanting and exciting. It is worth reading again and again!
Move out of the way Harry ... here comes Artemis Fowl! The first one in a series, this is one book for juveniles that gives true value for money. Easily placed with literature written by Roald Dahl and even Mark Twain, this is a wonderful tale of a 12 years old genius and his adventures with Fairy-folk. Capturing an elf, outwitting the higher-beings and getting his hands on leperchaun gold are just the beginning of his amazing feats.
Eoin Colfer is truly a genius and this is his masterpiece.
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