Reviews for Atlantis Complex


AudioFile Reviews 2011 January
Artemis Fowl is at it again--or is he? In the seventh book of the series, Artemis seems to be a changed person. As he's pitching his latest scheme (yes, to save the world), trouble strikes. It is Artemis himself who is suffering from the Atlantis complex, a disease often attributed to guilt-ridden fairies. Nathaniel Parker skillfully voices the paranoia, obsession with numbers, and multiple personality disorder that is controlling Artemis. As the situation worsens and the LEP gang races to save the city of Atlantis, Parker perfectly orchestrates the timing and pace of the action-filled scenes--and should once more be praised for the consistency and range of his character voices. E.A.B. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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School Library Journal Reviews 2011 February

Gr 4-8--Artemis Fowl is not himself in Eoin Colfer's latest addition (Hyperion, 2010) to his delightful series. He is counting his words and obsessing over the number five--because four, of course, means death. When Artemis sets up a meeting with several representatives from Fairy kind to propose a plan to save the planet, his longtime friends, Holly and Foaly, quickly realize that Artemis is suffering from a mental disorder known as Atlantis Complex, which typically strikes guilt-ridden fairies. Battling obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, and, worst of all, an alternate personality named Orion, Artemis must depend on his cohorts more than ever as they battle a deadly foe determined to escape from fairy prison at all costs. Nathaniel Parker effectively portrays both Artemis and his alternate persona, and ably captures the novel's plentiful humor and its occasional affecting moments. Although a bit of a departure from the typical Artemis episode, listeners will feel like they have gotten to know Artemis a little better and will be rooting for him more than ever.--Deanna Romriell, Salt Lake City Public Library, UT

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