Thursday, February 21, 2013

Artemis Fowl

Title ~ Artemis Fowl
Series ~ Artemis Fowl, #1
Author ~ Eoin Colfer
Publisher ~ Puffin (Print)
    Listening Library (Audio)
Published ~ 1 May 2001 (Print)
    1 November 2004 (Audio)
Genre ~ Fantasy/YA

My Rating ~ 5 bites out of 5

Artemis Fowl is a genius, criminal mastermind and heir to the Fowl estate. He’s also twelve years old. When he discovers that humans may not be alone on Earth he plans to kidnap a fairy in exchange for some fairy gold. Ever since his dad went missing in Russia two years previously the family fortunes have been on a downslide and he needs funds to mount another search. Capturing a fairy seems a relatively straight forward prospect. However, he wasn’t expecting Captain Holly Short to seem so…human. Once LEPrecon is involved in the rescue attempt things start to so not go the way Artemis meticulously planned. Will he outwit the fairies and get his gold in the end?

I first read this book years ago. Then when the audios came out I listened to them with the kids. For the audios Nathaniel Parker does probably the best job I’ve ever heard of narrating an audiobook. And I’ve listened to 100 or more audios over the last several years.

This book, this series, is one of my absolute favorites and the kids agree. It has excellent writing, a tight plot, awesome characters and humor. Omg, the scene with Butler and the troll is my most favorite and Mulch is quite the character.

My kids have read the books several times and we’ve listened to the series from the beginning each time a new book came out. That should tell you how much we love Artemis and Company.

Book source ~ We own, home library (print and audio)


  1. I was in high school when I picked up the first Artemis Fowl book. Didn't read the complete series, but I did love this story. :)

    1. We love Artemis Fowl! In fact, we usually listen to the audios once a year. Of course, we do the same with Harry Potter. lol