Monday, January 10, 2011

Audiobook Review: Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl (new cover)
Title and Author
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer

Plot Summary
Artemis Fowl is a criminal mastermind. Even though he is only twelve years old, he is a genius! He was trying to get money by capturing a fairy and making the other fairies pay him a ransom to get her back. The fairy that he captures is name Captain Holly Short. She is a feisty girl who isn't going to lay down and take being captured by a little boy.

Plot High Point
The most exciting part of the book is when Butler, (Artemis Fowl's butler) gets into a fight with a giant troll. I liked how Butler went all

Main Characters
Artemis Fowl- He is a twelve-year-old, genius criminal mastermind. He trying to get his fortune back, and will do anything to make that happen. Captain Holly Short- she is feisty and active and strong, she never gives up hope. She has trouble always obeying orders. Butler-He's a big guy who always protects Artemis so he never gets hurt. The Butler family has always served the Fowl family. Butler has all these weapons and really cool ninja moves! And he's really strong. Juliet- Butler's sister and loyal friend to Artemis. And she has her own cool ninja moves too!

Present time, Artemis Fowl mansion.

Personal Opinion

  • Reagan: I liked that there were fairies in this book. I was in my fairy phase, so this was perfect! My favorite character was Holly Short, because she's totally awesome! She was all magical and constantly disobeyed orders. I loved the whole book and wouldn't change a thing. We listened to this book on audio cd and I really liked the reader! The reader is Nathaniel Parker, and I thought he did a really a good job. 
  • Bransen: I liked the book a lot because it has all this cool magic. There were awesome trolls and all these cool creatures. I think Artemis is really cool because he knows all this stuff and he's only twelve. There was this really hilarious part with a dwarf that ate clay and pooped it out. He blasted people with his farts! I liked the reader, too. He sounded really good with all the voices that he did. He had different accents for everyone.
  • Mom:  There were parts of this book that I liked and parts I didn't care for. I really liked all the parts that were told from Artemis's viewpoint.  I loved his character!  All the chapters that were told from his point-of-view were really fun and exciting.  I didn't really care for the chapters that were told from the fairies point of view.  There was a lot of "potty humor" which I just think is annoying, but at least my kids got a kick out it.  But the thing that really bugged me, was that the fairy world was pretty much exactly the same as the human world.  I feel like if I'm going to read about fairies, that they should be different, and magical, and fantastical.  These fairies were like military officials, who used satellites and coms and weapons.  There was very little magic used.  So it ended up just being like a military rescue mission.  I did really think the audiobook reader did a great job!  He had a ton of different accents, and I thought they were all really good.  

Reagan and Bransen are listening to the second audiobook in the series, Arctic Incident.



Anonymous said...

"I was in my fairy phase." Love that! I may still be in mine.

Reagan said...

i am in my warriors/farie/half-blood/wolfs/laviathan phase this time :)

Phoebe said...

I got the books for my birthday, but have already read the 1st and listened to the time paradox, me and my brother think that theyre brilliant!