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The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 | [Eoin Colfer]

The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8

Is this Armageddon for the Artemis Fowl? Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or badgers - or two curious little boys by the names of Myles and Beckett Fowl? Yes, it's true. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl's four-year-old brothers could be involved in destroying the human race.
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Publisher's Summary

The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian, the unbelievable finale to the multi award-winning Artemis Fowl series. Read by the actor Nathaniel Parker.

Is this Armageddon for the Artemis Fowl?

Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or badgers - or two curious little boys by the names of Myles and Beckett Fowl?

Yes, it's true. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl's four-year-old brothers could be involved in destroying the human race. Can Artemis and Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police stop Opal and prevent the end of the world?

©2012 Eoin Colfer (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd

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    Mary Coventry, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    Mary Coventry, United Kingdom 23/12/2012 Member Since 2010
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    "Completion"

    This is the last book in the series and Eoin Colfer has tied up all the loose ends from the previous books. It has a feeling of finality about it and one fears at times what that may mean for the main characters but it is also a book of hope. There is the characteristic humour running throughout the book intertwined with deeper moments. This is a book about friendship in all its different forms and is wonderfully narrated by Nathaniel Parker. A book to be enjoyed as much by adults as children.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J.Taylor 03/06/2014
    J.Taylor 03/06/2014 Member Since 2012

    I've been listening to audiobooks for a long time and I think they are a wonderful way to absorb literature in a hectic world.

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    "Good - Story is getting a little predictable now"

    I've loved this series since the beginning. Artemis and the members of the L.E.P. are very entertaining characters and I have enjoyed listening to Nathaniel Parker's excellent performance throughout. Having said that, this last book was just a little predictable and using characters that really don't quite work as the evil villains that you really want for this type of fiction. In short, still entertaining but nothing new.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer NEWMARKET, United Kingdom 08/12/2013
    Jennifer NEWMARKET, United Kingdom 08/12/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "Colfer Does it Again"
    Would you listen to The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 again? Why?

    While I have reread (and relistened to) the first few books in the series I've not been as impressed by the later entries. This one? While I won't listen to it again soon, I could see coming back to it in the future.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character in the Artemis Fowl series will always be Butler.


    Any additional comments?

    I think that overall I'd put this book in the middle of the pack, not as good as the first few in the series but better than the few that came before it. It has a lot of the standard ingredients we've come to expect in a somewhat novel combination, but still lacks the originality of the first few novels. But this is said with the understanding that the entire Artemis Fowl series is extraordinarily well done and there is no reader (or listener) I wouldn't recommend it to no matter what age.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    EvilGP Nottingham, United Kingdom 09/07/2013
    EvilGP Nottingham, United Kingdom 09/07/2013 Listener Since 2010
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    "Another Tour de Force"
    What did you like most about The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8?

    This story continued the excellent storyline Eoin Colfer has set out previously, Nathaniel Parker is the perfect narrater.


    What other book might you compare The Last Guardian: Artemis Fowl, Book 8 to, and why?

    Any of the other Artemis Fowl series.


    Which character – as performed by Nathaniel Parker – was your favourite?

    Has to be Artemis


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This was downloaded for my 2 boys who listened to it over several sittings. And tend to re-listen to it at night as a bedtime story.


    Any additional comments?

    worth getting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Tayport, Fife, United Kingdom 07/05/2013
    Susan Tayport, Fife, United Kingdom 07/05/2013 Member Since 2007
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    "As excellent as ever"

    Eoin Colfer must be one of the best most entertaining writers around. I have thoroughly enjoyed every single book in the Artemis series. The performance from Nathaniel Parker is fantastic and has mattured as Artemis has over the years. Its amazing how each book has told more of the history of the fairy people and this novel has not let the side down. When is the next episode due.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Ed Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Member Since 2008
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    "Artemis is back - for the last time?"

    This book seems to finish off the Artemis Fowl series quite well - with you not sure what is going to happen afterwards... Well written, with enough twists and turns to keep the whole family enthralled on a long car journey. However, I would recommend reading / listening to this one AFTER having read / listened to the other 7 "Arti" books, as it makes much more sense then!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Randleff-Rasmussen Cape Town, South Africa 09/04/2013
    Kim Randleff-Rasmussen Cape Town, South Africa 09/04/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "A great end to a lovely series"

    All the Artemis Fowl books are enjoyable stories and this one is certainly no exception in that sense. It's a bittersweet read though, since it is the final installment in the series. Nathaniel Parker deilvers another great performance - his reading style is flowing and easy to listen to and his interpretations of the characters are sensible, organic and very well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Graeme northampton, United Kingdom 07/04/2013
    Graeme northampton, United Kingdom 07/04/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "Good conclusion."

    This was a good conclusion to an excellent series of books, superbly read by Nathaniel Parker.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pippa UK 26/02/2013
    Pippa UK 26/02/2013 Member Since 2008

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    "As good as always"

    I love these stories (in audiobook). Nathaniel Parker is great with the accents and the narration. Good story, great reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jahid Sunderland 24/12/2012
    Jahid Sunderland 24/12/2012
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    "Excellent"

    I think that this book is an excellent read. It is captivating and ensnares the reader in the world that the author has created

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Paul
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    13/08/12
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    "More of the same, but that's not a complaint!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Love the Artemis Fowl series, and this is an exciting ending.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love Nathanial Parker reading.


    Which character – as performed by Nathaniel Parker – was your favorite?

    Butler.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really - not that sort of book.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Henrik
    Bagsvaerd, Denmark
    06/08/12
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    "You can feel it is the last in the series"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I have been a hugh fan of Artimis Fowl in the first 7 novels, and really like the interaction between the fairy world and normal people, the high pace and the funny plots.But I must say that you can feel that Eoin Colfer has run out of momentum for the last book in the series and you have a feeling that he really wants to close it. When you are used to a large diversity in new high tech gadgets and a really funny dialog this book is somewhat disappointing and a bit boring.I would recommend to read the first 7 novels and leave it at that.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bruno
    North Shore City, New Zealand
    19/07/12
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    "Artemis has gone full circle"

    I enjoyed the final book in the series, just as much as all the other books. Artemis has really grown as a character, and the old gang are back together for a final adventure!
    A lot happens in this story, and not all of it is nice! I think the writer really pushed the boundaries. The performance was great as always.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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