The Time Paradox ( Artemis Fowl #06)

Version: Unabridged
Author: Eoin Colfer
Narrator: Enn Reitel
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature, Juvenile
Publisher: Listening Library
Published In: July 2008
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 53 minutes
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After disappearing for three years, Artemis Fowl has returned to a life different from the one he had. Now he's a big brother, and spends his days teaching his twin siblings the important things in life, such as how to properly summon a waiter at a French restaurant.

But when Artemis' mother contracts a life-threatening illness, his world is turned upside down. The only hope for a cure lies in the brain fluid of the silky sifaka lemur. Unfortunately, the animal is extinct, due to a heartless bargain Artemis himself made as a younger boy.

Though the odds are stacked against him, Artemis is not willing to give up. With the help of his fairy friends, the young genius travels back in time to rescue the lemur and bring it to the present. But to do so, Artemis will have to defeat a maniacal poacher who has set his sights on new prey: Holly Short.

The rules of time travel are far from simple, but to save his mother, Artemis will have to break them all...and outsmart his most cunning adversary yet: Artemis Fowl, age 10.

Reviews (4)


Written by Andrea A. on January 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved this book. The whole series is entertaining fun for all ages. 7-47.

Entertaining Series

Written by Kelly Daw on March 29th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A very entertaining series! Fantastic narration! Just absolutely love the silly fluff of it all! Good escape during commute!

great series

Written by Anonymous on February 8th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

We have loved all the Artemis books, and are excited to receive each new book. I have two girls (7 & 9 yrs) and they really loved these books.

Excellent Plot

Written by Donn Edwards on October 25th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The plot is interesting and complex, and I thouroughly enjoyed the book. The narrator is excellent, and brings Eoin Colfer's dry sense of humour to life. The plot is even better and more complex than Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and presents the paradoxes of time travel in an extremely clear manner. The series has not lost its sparkle with this book, and Artemis' character has developed considerably.

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.