Artemis Fowl 4: Opal Deception

Version: Unabridged
Author: Eoin Colfer
Narrator: Nathaniel Parker
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Published In: April 2005
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 28 minutes
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Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl is back... and so is his brilliant and dangerous enemy, Opal Koboi. At the start of The Opal Deception, Artemis has no memory of the fairy people and has returned to his unlawful ways. In Berlin, he is preparing to steal a famous Impressionist painting from a German bank. He doesn't know that his old rival, Opal, has escaped from prison by cloning herself. She's left her double behind in jail and, now free, is exacting her revenge on all those who put her there, including Artemis.

Meanwhile in the lower elements, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrechon fairy police is framed for a heinous crime, yet she manages to elude her captors and escape to the surface to rescue Artemis. But before Holly and Artemis can get away, Opal arrives and abducts them both, forcing Artemis to go head to head with an enemy who plans on destroying the fairy world forever.

Reviews (5)


Written by Anonymous from Santa Rosa, CA on October 22nd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

One of my favorites in the series. These are delightful reads that the whole family can enjoy! The plot twists and turns and is creative enough to keep everyone engaged. A good time!

Opal Deception

Written by Anonymous on December 18th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book, not a classic, just plan fun. Seems to be a sometimes book for a 12 year old boy, but overall a wonderful blend of sci-fi, fantasies and creative imagination. Always fast paced and with some nice personality development.

Favorite Artemis Fowl

Written by Dena on August 10th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The Artemis Fowl series is one of my families favorites. I can listen to it in the car with my children and we all enjoy it. My children (age 7 and 11)liked this one the best. Creative characters and interesting adventures make this series good for adults and children. I do recommend starting with the first book.

not as strong as 1 - 3

Written by Gabi on June 2nd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was the weakest book out of the four Artemis Fowl books, but still I enjoyed it thoroughly. The reader is really very exciting, and the story is also very good indeed. It held my attention from start to beginning and I listened to it in one setting.

Artemis Fowl: Opal Deception:

Written by Mary DeBold on October 26th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was great!!! All I can say is "BRING ON #5"!!!!

Author Details

Author Details

Colfer, Eoin

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!

After leaving school he got his degree from Dublin university and qualified as a primary school teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and he and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by some other books (see below). Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.

He says, "I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon."

He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.