The Fowl Twins

The Fowl Twins

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Overview

With all the hallmarks that made the Artemis Fowl series so popular, this hilarious spinoff adventure stars Artemis' younger brothers, along with a nefarious nobleman, a shadowy nun, and a fairy intern, and a maverick troll.

One week after their eleventh birthday, the Fowl twins—scientist Myles, and Beckett, the force of nature—are left in the care of house security (NANNI) for a single night. In that time they befriend a troll who has clawed his way through the earth's crust to the surface. Unfortunately for the troll, he is being chased by a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun, who both need the magical creature for their own gain, as well as a fairy-in-training who has been assigned to protect him. The boys and their new troll best friend escape and go on the run. Along the way they get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily), and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593154090
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/05/2019
Series: Artemis Fowl Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 336,535
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) is a former elementary school teacher whose Artemis Fowl series has become an international bestseller. He is also the author of The Wish List and the New York Times bestseller The Supernaturalist. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children. Visit him online at eoincolfer.com.

Nathaniel Parker has appeared in several films, such as The BodyguardWide Sargasso Sea, and Hamlet. His theater credits include The StormThe Winter’s Tale, and The Rover. On television he has starred in Vanity FairFar from the Madding Crowd, and McCallum. Parker has also narrated many audiobooks, such as the Artemis Fowl series.

Hometown:

Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland

Date of Birth:

May 14, 1965

Place of Birth:

Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

Education:

Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987

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The Fowl Twins 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
AdventuresofaBibliophile 4 days ago
I am of course not really the target audience for this book, but I think it was incredible. Such a fun time I read Artemis Fowl this year and it was really good. I enjoyed my time, but I feel that this new book was far superior! Eoin Colfer has a knack for writing extremely charming characters, and incredibly funny dialogue, that transcends age. I think adults (because I supposedly am one) and children can both enjoy. I am a character driven reader, so it was wonderful to read about the Fowl twins. Their personalities were wonderfully fleshed out, I never once felt the characters responded outside of their true selves. I adored hating Bleedham-Drye. Best MG villain EVER! I wasn't as taken by Lazuli, but there is still time. Holly left big shoes to fill. All in all, it was a wonderfully journey into the younger Fowl's lives! I received this novel for free from the publisher through BookishFirst in exchange for an honest review.
SimplySusan 9 days ago
Humor + Adventure + Science = A Great Book! I chose to read this book because my son enjoyed the Artemis Fowl series so much. I hadn't not read the series but he was excited that a new avenue was opening up so I decided it was time for me to take the leap! And what a leap! With the bad guys belonging to a group whose acronym is ACRONYM or a villain named Lord Teddy Bleedham-Drye, I quickly realized I was dealing with a quirky and humorous story. Add to that Myles and Beckett, two twins that are the most untwinlike twins I've ever read about. I can easily see how relatable this series can be for any young person with or without a sibling they like or dislike. Something for everyone! And then the fairies and trolls were introduced! While I worried that this would go the way of a more fantasy-driven book, it kept very much in the tweener-aged adventure genre with the mythical creatures adding just a bit of fun and unpredictability. I'm glad to see a second book is in the works. I may not go back and read the Artemis Fowl series, but I definitely want to keep up with his twin brothers' adventures!
ultralurkykitty 11 days ago
I have never read the original Artemis Fowl books but now I absolutely intend to. The Fowl Twins is highly enjoyable, even if, like me, you have never read the Artemis books. The action is fast-paced and grabs the reader right away. The personalities of the twins are very different and highly engaging. There is a constant funny banter between them. There are a lot of moving parts: a villainous nobleman, a nasty nun, a fairy who is called a pixel (pixie/elf hybrid) and a small but highly destructive troll. Artemis also plays an advisor role from outer space. I really liked Lazuli, the Pixel. The action, pacing and clever gadgets remind me of the James Bond stories, but this book is age appropriate, of course. It seems that Mr. Colfer is a very imaginative fellow.
Bibliomatter 11 days ago
I grew up reading the Artemis Fowl series, so I was super excited to read this new middle grade book. It was nice to learn more about other characters in the universe and dive back into it. As a teacher, I'm always looking for books to add to my classroom library. I would definitely suggest this to my middle school students, who love adventure books. It's a real page turner. Best of all, this book is filled with humor that makes it perfect even for kids who aren't a fan of reading. The way it's written makes it accessible for students who short attention spans. Overall, I was very happy with this book. My only complaint is that I wish it was a bit shorter for the age group. Perhaps the series could have had more shorter installments.
OneThriftyReader 11 days ago
I loved this book! It's a totally fun and wonderful children's adventure book aimed at kids in grades 5 - 9. Remember the Artemis Fowl series of children's books? Weren't they great? Well, this book picks up where that series left off. The Fowl twins of the title are Artemis' younger twin brothers. The twins are left home alone for a night (why would anyone leave a Fowl home alone, you say?) and in that time they befriend a troll who has popped through the earth's surface and go on the run with him. The imagination, humor and sheer fun in this book are all you would expect from the author of the Artemis Fowl series. A worthy follow-up to a legendary series beloved by children all over the world. Disclosure - I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Zuzureyna 11 days ago
Fast-Paced and Fun! I really enjoyed the original Artemis Fowl books and was happy to find this book is on par with those. The story moves quickly, is full of adventure, clever humor, and even an endearing relationship between the twins, despite their opposite personalities. Speaking of personalities, I love that even the villains (or baddies as the book labels them) have fully developed personalities so we can feel their motivation and laugh at their foibles. I also love when magic comes into our real world and makes it more interesting. A tiny troll and a pixel (pixie/elf) definitely enlivened the situation. Eoin Colfer has a seemingly bottomless well of imagination to draw from. I look forward to the rest of the series.
gelm 11 days ago
Just as Good as the Original Series I won a copy of this book from BookishFirst. It was just as good as I remember the original Artemis Fowl books being! I love Eoin Colfer's style of writing in these books. It makes for a quick read. I loved the little glimpses that Colfer gave of Artemis, all grown up, still smart as ever, and on his way to Mars! The new characters are great as well. I loved too-smart-for-his-own-good Myles, athletic and unique Becket, the toy troll, and Lazuli the blue pixel with no magic. I had a suspicion about who Lazuli's angel was, and I was so happy that I was right. I love that Myles and Becket are constantly being underestimated because they are only eleven years old, but they always manage to surprise everyone.
Alliespeaks 11 days ago
I'll start by saying that while Artemis Fowl fans will love this book, reading the Artemis Fowl series isn't necessary to enjoy The Fowl Twins! Which is great because it's been like two decades since I originally read the Artemis Fowl books, so my memory is sketchy on them. I do remember loving the stories though and so I was super excited when I received an Advanced Copy from Disney Books! The Fowl Twins is a fun book. I love that Colfer slowly reintroduces the world of the Fowls for readers. That way new readers can get a sense of the world. I did love that this series is able to stand independent from the original series. We still get a glimpse into what Artemis is doing but the story is really all about the twins. The twins are completely different personalities, which did take me a minute to figure out who was who, but it adds a quirky sense of banter and humor to the story. Ultimately, the dynamic between the twins is well balance and well developed, Overall, the book wasn't as fantastical as I remember the original series being but it's still a really fun and fast read. It's perfect for middle-grade readers so if you have any young readers in your life this will be a great Christmas present for them.
Kelsey Bickmore 11 days ago
I was lucky to get an ARC of this exciting spin off of the Artemis Fowl books! The Fowl Twins are just as much fun as their older brother, Artemis Fowl and I enjoyed following along with them on their adventures that began with a simple mistake of thinking that a toy troll was just that, a toy (that Beckett thought looked like Angry Hamster). Their story is a bit different from Artemis' because Myles and Beckett are not criminals but they still get into just as much excitement! I found myself liking Myles a bit more at first because he is similar to Artemis in thought processes and such and Beckett just seemed a bit off the wall and dim which was off putting. Luckily that changed when Beckett shows that he has hidden depths and so I was able to enjoy the story and cheer them along with Lazuli as they try to keep Whistleblower out of the hands of a hunter and a nun.
Shobizreads 11 days ago
In this new series, we head back to the world of Artemis Fowl to meet his younger twin siblings, Beckett and Miles. Beckett and Miles go on adventure to stop the evil Lord Teddy from reaching the Fountain of Youth. During their adventure, they must overcome a lot of obstacles while saving the fairies. The main characters, Beckett and Miles, have clashing personalities and in this hilarious adventure they overcome kidnapping, being hunted and save a troll. If you loved the original Artemis Fowl series, you'll love this one. This is a fun action-packed read for middle-grade readers and upper elementary-aged readers. This new series provides younger readers a window into the world of Artemis Fowl created by Eoin Colfer.
Anonymous 11 days ago
The Fowl Twins are on an adventure that rivals those of their brother Artemis! Meet Myles and Becket, their big brother is away for a while and Myles and Becket are holding down the fort with new friends and new foes. When the head of the Fowl family is away and the house (yes, the house) is in charge of keeping an eye on the Fowl twins, all sort of adventures begin. A villain that wants to live forever, a house that is developing opinions of its own, a twin that is a tad bit regimented in life and one that is the exact opposite--they play off each other and are each others best friends and always have each others back. Eoin Colfer's writing is spot on, great word play, great character development and a story that never stops. I couldn't put this book down. If you like Artemis Fowl, you'll love the Fowl Twins!!
thegeekishbrunette 12 days ago
I will start this review off by saying that I have not read any Artemis Fowl books before reading this one. I have only read one other book by Eoin Colfer and that was his new Fantasy book for adults. I don’t think it is necessary to read the Artemis Fowl books to understand this one since it was still easy to understand everything. After reading two books by this author in the last month I can say that I just don’t think this specific author is for me. Although he creates interesting plots and characters, I still find myself not engaging very well with the books. This one was a lot better than the Adult Fantasy one but it still missed the mark for me. The beginning of this one was a bit slow and involved quite a lot of information. I also felt that the writing style didn’t fit the middle grade audience either. In just a couple of pages there were a lot of big words, including scientific ones, that even I don’t understand as an adult. Myles and Beckett may be twins but they are definitely different from each other. They compliment each other and I thought that was a great aspect about them. They were fun to read about but I didn’t find myself ever really connecting with them or their story for the most part. The other characters were okay but again, they just left me needing something more. The book does have multiple point-of-views and this is always a nice touch. My only complaint with them is when they switch in the same chapter. It always leaves me having to go back and reread parts to make sure I am understanding the switch correctly. As for the plot, it was fun and I liked that it included trolls and fairies. I feel like a lot of kids would like that aspect because who doesn’t love those types of mythical creatures? Overall, it was a good read. I think a lot of kids and even adults who enjoy Artemis Fowl will like this book. Personally, I don’t think the author is a right fit for me. Arc provided by publisher through giveaway.
Juinnye 12 days ago
A couple of years ago, as an adult, I devoured the entire Artemis Fowl series and loved them. Mr. Colfer combines the world of fairies and humans with colorful characters, action-packed prose, and acerbic dialogue for highly entertaining reading! When I found out there was a spin-off from the original series, featuring Artemis' younger twin brothers, I jumped on the opportunity! I was especially tickled to learn that Mr. Colfer based the twins' characters off of his own sons. The twins (very different but equally hilarious), along with a whole new cast of quirky characters, get into trouble and mayhem near the Fowl's new residence. A troll, a fairy and two dastardly villains carry the twins on an epic adventure across several countries, with enough twists, turns and sarcasm to keep people of every age riveted. Eoin Colfer does it again! Another five stars for me.
conni7 12 days ago
My son was a huge fan of the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer; he had every single book and was disappointed when the series ended. When I saw this book about Fowl’s twin brothers, I couldn’t wait to get a copy. This book is marketed for middle school kids, and I’m sure, older kids/adults who were fans of the previous series will be excited to find that the story continues with these two boys. With a troll, a fairy, some bad people and advice left for the brothers from Artemis who is on his way to Mars, this has some terrific elements to make this an intriguing story. The two brothers are as unalike as boys can be. Myles has a high IQ of 170, but his brother, Beckett, doesn’t really care about all Myles “thinking”. For the most part, he is all about living in the moment and communicating with animals and other beings. The two do get along, but their ways of reacting to the situations they find themselves in are vastly different and often amusing. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and highly recommend it.