Artemis Fowl Movie Tie-In Edition Audiobook
What an original Audiobok, fun and confusing at the same time! Halfway between the fantastic, the detective novel and that of adventure, a rather unusual mixture. Decidedly, the author Eoin Colfer has found a vein. But this is only the beginning. Its protagonist, Artemis Fowl, is a twelve year old kid like no other: he is extremely intelligent, particularly ingenious and above all full of resources. Finally, he is ready to do anything to get what he wants. And, for the moment, he needs the money to rescue his father. What’s the best way to get it fast? Kidnap a fairy and demand a ransom, everyone knows that. Rarely will such a character, playing the role of the villain, have charmed me so much. Admittedly, his nemesis, Commander Roots, is not particularly sympathetic. But there’s more, Fowl borders on believability. So let’s see, at such a young age, being so manipulative, fine negotiator, Machiavellian. Here, it may be necessary to specify that his father is a major player in organized crime. But hey, if we are ready to accept a world with fairies, dwarves, centaurs and trolls… why not an evil genius? Let’s talk about this universe. It is rich, consisting of an inexhaustible supply of supernatural creatures, special powers, magic spells, weapons with strange properties, etc. Having said that, I’m a little disappointed to see so little magic and so much technology. That was the author’s bet and I guess, given the popularity of the Artemis Fowl Movie Tie-In Edition Audiobook, that he made the right choice. If the work loses a little, it gains enormously by modernizing the dusty world of fairies. the commander of the FARFAdets (Armed Force of Regulation of Air Detection Fairies) has more than one technology in his bag… This man has the responsibility of freeing Holly Short, the captive fairy, while protecting the anonymity of the supernatural world, and he is ready to do anything to achieve it. Negotiate, a little, but above all launch attacks. And it’s the other aspect of the Artemis Fowl Movie Tie-In Edition Audiobook that disappointed me a little: the plot is pretty straightforward. Very quickly, Artemis Fowl is walled up in his family castle (like the Trojans in their city) and the essential of the audiobook consists for him in thwarting the attacks of the adversaries. There is no real progression from this point, one attack follows the other. We get tired of it quickly. In any case, it was the case for me. Especially since the narration is quite strange. From a fairly promising start where Artemis succeeds in discovering in Thailand some secrets relating to the world of fairies, we pass without transition or explanation to Holly Short and her adventures after all quite harmless. Well, we realize quite quickly that this new character will be the famous fairy who will be kidnapped but we linger too long. It is not she who interests the reader, it is Artemis Fowl! Too many lengths. Same situation further with Commander Roots. Of course, we must situate the world of fairies but, to want to explain everything (and demystify), the work loses in change. And, by thus warning the reader in advance of the traps prepared by the FARFAdets, the suspense is reduced. So in the end, even if I will read Fowl’s next adventures, it will be mostly out of curiosity or professional obligation, not out of passion.