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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,671 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eoin Colfer Narrator: Nathaniel Parker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Artemis Fowl Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780307991188
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Is this Artemis fowl’s Last stand?
Artemis Fowl’s archenemy Opal Koboi has masterminded a way to simultaneously secure her release from prison and bring the human and fairy worlds to their knees. And, unless Artemis can stop her, the evil pixie’s next move will destroy all human life on earth.
            Ground zero is the Fowl Estate, where Opal has reanimated fairy warriors who were buried there thousands of years ago. Their spirits have possessed any vessels they can find—corpses, Artemis’s little brothers, assorted wildlife—and they are bound to obey Opal’s every command. Defeating the motley troops and their diabolical leader will require all of Artemis’s cleverness—as well as Butler’s bravery, Holly’s skill, and Foaly’s gadgetry. But if their best efforts aren’t enough, Armageddon will surely follow.
            New York Times best-selling author and comic genius Eoin Colfer will leave Artemis Fowl fans gasping up to the very end of this thrilling finale to the blockbuster series. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2013 ALA Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 c a t h e y | 2/13/2014

    " And so the Artemis Fowl saga finally ends - and about due time to. How many times can we rehash Opal Koboi and her crazy plans? I feel like the later books lacked something the early books had: perhaps the antiheroic Artemis and the novelty of the faerie world. Either way, the final book was a very neat ending, albeit a bit weird. (view spoiler)[I did not expect the disintegration of the Fowl empire, or the whole technological crash of the world. I don't know how I would have liked The Last Guardian to end, but I feel like this ending has something missing. And I have to add - I'm kinda glad that there wasn't a Holly/Artemis moment. I mean, sure, it would've been cute and all, but a mushy human/elf love thing wouldn't have worked. (hide spoiler)] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Kobayashi | 2/8/2014

    " What do I think? An excellent ending to a fantastic series. In this final book, we see the dramatic conclusion of Artemis' character development--a real 180, genuine change. It's clever, as always, and humorous, as always, a little tear-jerky at the end, and concludes with a sort of quiet nod. I half expected a dramatic, witty ending, but it feels Artemis-Fowl-y (and appropriate to how his character has changed) to have a dramatic climax and then a quiet little "Artemis never gives up" at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andhika Padmawan | 2/2/2014

    " Eoin Colfer ended the Artemis Fowl saga with a superb storytelling. This book made a grand finale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeni Enjaian | 1/29/2014

    " I wish I had been able to give this book 5 stars. I've loved the Artemis Fowl series far more than I thought I would but the finale let me down just a little. It was still a good book but in my opinion Colfer used too much "deus ex machina" for my taste. I was also a little confused as to what the driving problem was but that was likely my fault since it had been about a year since I read "The Atlantis Complex". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 1/27/2014

    " Just finished this over the summer break - I really love Eoin Colfers imagination! How in the world he works out the plot twists just facinates me!!!!! Another great job in the series. . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Black Words-White Pages | 12/24/2013

    " I have finally been able to read this last book in the series and I loved it as much as I did the others. so full of action adventure and pure smarts "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice Beever | 11/29/2013

    " I have always enjoyed this series, but I'm glad it is over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hugh | 11/29/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, and It is a same that it's the last one in the series. But at least the ending allowed for the possibility for the Artemis's shenanigans to continue... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa | 11/21/2013

    " He needs to write some more Artemis Fowl novels.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catt | 11/17/2013

    " RIGHT IN THE CHILDHOOD. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Yellin | 11/10/2013

    " Loved this book! What a fitting way to end the series! I actually hope we get to meet these characters again in a new adventure some day! But if not, I'm satisfied with how Colfer wrapped up the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelsey | 2/18/2013

    " Artemis Fowl was a genius until the very end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Arendt | 1/29/2013

    " Sad to see the Artemis Fowl series end. Excellent story with some old friends returning (Mulch) but not sure I 100% liked the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reagan | 10/3/2012

    " I loved it! teh end was a little wierd, but all in all it wasn't a terrible ending to the series. The series came in a full circle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myla | 8/3/2012

    " Sad to say goodbye to Artemis! "

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About the Author
Author Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) is the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster Artemis Fowl series, among many other works. He was born in Wexford on the southeast coast of Ireland in 1965 and first developed an interest in writing in elementary school, captivated by the Viking stories inspired by history that he was reading at the time. He has worked in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and Italy, and his first book, Benny and Omar, published in 1998, was based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. In 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published to great success. His Artemis Fowl books have now sold over twelve million copies worldwide.

About the Narrator

Nathaniel Parker has appeared in several films, including The Bodyguard, Wide Sargasso Sea, and Hamlet, while his theatrical roles include Wellbred in Every Man in His Humour, Kudryash in The Storm, Florizel in The Winter’s Tale, and Don Pedro in The Rover. Among his television credits are A Village Affair, David, Absolute Hell, and the part of Gabriel Oak in Far from the Madding Crowd.