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The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl #3)

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Artemis Fowl is going straight—as soon as he pulls off the most brilliant criminal feat of his career....

After being held prisoner for five years, Artemis Fowl's father has finally come home. He's a new man—an honest man, much to Artemis's horror. He makes his son promise to give up his life of crime, and Artemis has to go along with it. But not until he has completed one
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Published April 13th 2004 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published April 3rd 2003)
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Quinn Butler got hurt because it makes the story interesting and sad. I personally hate when authors "kill someone" and bring them back to life.
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Dec 10, 2008 Ruthie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I love about Artemis Fowl is that, unlike Harry Potter, good things don't just happen to him because he was born special. Things happen his way because he's smart - he thinks ahead and he always out-plans his opponent. And he's just a kid. I've always loved books about an invincible kid hero. (think: Ender) But don't read these books looking for Ender. :-) Artemis is a criminal who makes just enough truly good decisions to keep him interesting all the way through.

The first book was a little
Ahmed  Ejaz
I never tell people exactly how clever I am. They would be too scared

Artemis, invents a supercomputer which no human can think of. Just extraordinary! (I don't want to spoil this what that comp. can do)
The name of his invention is C Cube. It is made by the technologies of Fairies also. Artemis uses the things which his bodyguard confiscated from fairies in the first book.
Now, as always, Artemis wants fortune. Huge amount of Fortune. So he plans to sell his astonishing invention to a bus
Mind Blowing Technology, sarcastic centaurs, A kleptomaniac Dwarf, a 13 year old criminal Genius, a crippled body guard, faries and tight security sky scrappers.
This is Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code!

A tale of Action, Adventure, Comedy and friendship- Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code has it all !

The Eternity Code is 13 year old anti-hero Artemis Fowl’s 3rd adventure, and perhaps his most exciting yet.
In this story, Artemis has made a high tech gadget, using stolen fairy technology-decad
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl #3), Eoin Colfer
عنوان: آرتمیس فاول و رمز ابدی - کتاب سوم؛ نویسنده: ایون کالفر؛ مترجم: شیدا رنجبر؛ تهران، افق، 1384؛ شابک: 9643691721؛ چاپ دوم 1385؛ چاپ سوم 1386؛ چاپ چهارم 1387؛
آرتمیس فاول، نوجوان نابغه و ماجراجو، با قطعات کلاهخودها و سلاحهایی که به غنیمت گرفته یک میکرو کامپیوتر میسازد که از فناوری انسانها برتر است. سپس تصمیم میگیرد اختراع جدید خود را به جان اسپرو، یکی از صاحبان صنایع که با مافیا هم سر و سری دارد بفروشد. اما رو دست میخورد و گرفتار میشود… آرتمیس فا
Feb 08, 2010 Shelia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

'Nuff said.
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
I loved The Arctic Incident so much that this was a bit of a letdown as the follow-up. Having said that, it was a very entertaining book. Even though I have a paper copy, I picked up the audiobook narrated by a favorite British actor of mine, Nathaniel Parker. He narrated the heck out of it. I loved his various accents, everything from Irish to New Yorker.

Artemis is still being a criminal genius, but his conscience is being impacted by his father's return and new lease on life, and his associat
Sep 19, 2008 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Stephanie Wright
For those of you who have read Eoin Colfer's series about Artemis Fowl, you will understand the possibility for addiction. That is also true for those who have read J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books and Lemony Snicket's books written by Lemony Snicket and Brent Helquist. You read one book and the author transports you to a realm that is far away and filled with wonder. You do not have to be a child or young adult to be drawn in. That is the case for me with Eoin Colfer's books. Books 3 ...more
Mar 31, 2016 Ghada0h rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
best one so far
Mar 29, 2015 Manni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muuten ehkä paras tekele tästä sarjasta tähän mennessä, mutta vihaan sitä kun kirja päättyy (view spoiler)
Nov 13, 2009 Marina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star, own
The Eternity Code is the strongest book in the series so far.

Artemis has changed from the villainous mastermind 12-year old we met in the first book, but a lot of the things in his life has changed. He has family back, he has friends, and most importantly Artemis has grown a lot as a person: he has developed a conscience. None of which would have been possible if wasn't for fair-folk in the Lower Element Holly, Folly, Root, and of course Mulch.

But even with all of that, Artemis is not ready to l
Mar 07, 2008 Katrina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teen and pre-teen, boys especially
Recommended to Katrina by: found it in the library
Summary: fast paced action, a little humor, the gang is back. Artemis Fowl gets in trouble trying to use fairy technology to land some cash in a scheme that causes all kinds of serious mayhem. He and the fairies have to work together to prevent the clash of worlds.
What I appreciate about Eoin Colfer is that his books don't change from juvenile to adult fiction halfway through the series like some other series out there. My boys have more leisure time and read ahead of me, so with the Artemis Fo
Kimberley doruyter
this one was for lack of a nicer word boring.
but becuase i liked the first two i will try the next one in the series i see if it gets good again.
Aimee Meester
these books just make me so happy okay
Jul 12, 2012 Katy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having read books one to six, I have always liked the Eternity Code best in the Artemis Fowl series. It shows Artemis at his best and most interesting: still cold, still calculating, but beginning to doubt himself and his motives, on the cusp of the redemption journey that takes up the rest of the series. The balance between Artemis’s old criminal ways and his new take on life is just right in the Eternity Code, as on either side he swings too much one way or the other. It’s the first time he is ...more
Adventure three in the Artemis Fowl series. (Audio book review)

Is it possible that I enjoy these books more with each installment? I think so, because - for me - I love the characters and each installment seems to focus a little more on the characters, now that the world has been created and the fairy laws don't need constant explanation. Plus, is it possible that Artemis himself is turning into more of a true hero? (Well, will Artemis *ever* be a true hero... that's questionable... but I defini
Jan 25, 2010 Chuck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far, my favorite in the series.

Artemis has managed to restore both of his parents not only to the land of the living, but to health. There's a down side--Dad is a reformed man, more concerned about family than wealth, so Artemis must control his shenanigans. He decides to have one last caper . . .

Unfortunately, he tries to extort money from one or the most ruthless industrialists in the world, which has the very bad effect of inadvertently putting fairy technology (far more advanced than anyt
Laura of Lurking
I think the strongest title in the series to date, once again Artemis and his cronies get in over their heads, abuse fairy technology, drive criminal masterminds up the wall, nearly get their heads put on platters, and have fun in the process!

I particularly like how the characters have grown since the first book, but in this one some changes took place that will likely affect future books rather drastically. Some for the better some for the worse I suspect.

One thing I love about this series is
May 28, 2012 Serina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: high-school
Artemis Fowl utterly amazes me. I love the unexpected turns; I never predicted any of Artemis' ingenious schemes. The third one so far is my favorite. Even though the book generally gives the readers a thrilling, fantastical vibe, the relationship between Artemis and Butler, as well as that between Artemis and Holly, touch my heart greatly. Eoin Colfer's style will not pale in comparison to J.K. Rowling's. His diction is beyond accurate, flooding me with delight and other emotions when appropria ...more
Lese lust
Aug 04, 2016 Lese lust rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, audiobook
Einfach ein toller Twist, wie der schon fast moralisch gewordene Artemis am Ende all seiner Erinnerungen beraubt wird um in den nächsten Büchern wieder mit alter Bosheit starten zu können
Jul 15, 2015 Susi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pex ja Chips on ehkä parhaat sivuidiootit ikinä.
Jul 31, 2011 Elizabetha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: A todo aquel que les gusten las aventuras vertiginosas
Recommended to Elizabetha by: Mi sexto sentido librero
Artemis ¿El hijo menor de Snape?

El primer libro de Artemis lo compré para uno de mis novios adicto a Harry Potter. Supe de el por una crítica en un diario del día domingo, donde se mencionaba que era le lado B del hechicero favorito de todos y que se auguraba seria un éxito. Como buena novia,peregriné cual cruzado a tierra Santa hasta que lo encontré.Compré la edición con solapas y se lo regalé para navidad.A él le gustó mucho pero a mi...mmm... los Elfos con satélites y armas ultramodernas no
May 27, 2013 Collin_x87 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book that I chose to read was Artemis Fowl, The Eternity Code, by the Irish author Eoin Colfer. This book, as the rest in the Artemis Fowl series is, falls under the category of fantasy. This book in particular demonstrates the fantasy aspect with impossible technologies; however it still blends the element of realism quite well. The Eternity Code is another edition in the Artemis Fowl series that once again pits the shady, underground Fairy race against some very greedy humans, inclu ...more
Michael Kepler
Sep 11, 2012 Michael Kepler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Artemis Fowl The Eternity Code is another great book brought to us by Eoin Colfer. The Eternity Code still has all the action and humor that the previous books had. I found it Interesting that Eoin Colfer had Artemis butt heads with a giant business tycoon in this book.

Artemis has constructed a supercomputer using stolen LEP equipment. His plan was to make some money off of one of the largest computer producers in America. But as usual his plans go down the drain when the owner of the company ha
Mar 03, 2011 Iset rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy

This is a surprisingly bittersweet entry into the Artemis Fowl series. Artemis plans one last adventure that goes horribly wrong and threatens the future safety of humans and fairies alike. His magical and technologically superior fairy friends agree to help him out of this jam, at the cost of wiping his mind of all memories that fairies exist. Not only are we in for another rollicking good adventure as Artemis and co attempt to break into the most secure vault human technology can throw at them
Tyler Mix
In the book "Artemis Fowl The Eternity Code" there are mystical creatures like elves, goblins, trolls, and centaurs that live underground to hide from the mud men.

Artemis Fowl is the main character in this story. In the earlier books he was a pain to deal with. Nobody wanted to deal with him because of his evil mind, but in the end he became an ally of sorts to the Lep. His dad was lost in Russia for about two years, and when he was rescued by Holly Short he was healed by fairy magic in which tu
Jul 23, 2012 Zainab rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Eternity Code is my favorite of all the Artemis Fowl books. I have basically got huge chunks of it memorized and I must have read it about 10 times.
The book gives us an insight to all of the characters. Artemis; confused about whether to continue being a criminal or to join his father in saving the world. Juliet, trying desperately to outshine her brother but slowly realizing that she needs to pave a path for herself instead of simply following in Butler's footsteps. Holly, not being able to
Aug 29, 2011 Leroy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is a really funny passage from this book:

At the moment Pex and Chips were bonding under the full moon while Mulch dug a dwarf size pit in the dry clay behind an abandoned cement factory.
"You wanna guess why they call me Pex?" asked Pex, flexing his chest muscles as a hint.

Chips opened a packet of potato chips he was forever crunching.

"I don't know is it, like, short for something?"

"Like what?"

"I don't know." said Chips, he used that phrase a lot. "Francis?"

This sounded dumb, even to Pex "Fr
Petar Kolev
Sep 05, 2013 Petar Kolev rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Artemis Fowl and the eternity code
Eoin Colfer

In this book Artemis Fowl decides to pull off one more job before Fowl Enterprise becomes a 100% legal company. So he steals fairy(which are another species) technology and creates a device that can hack any other device. So he decides to let a wealthy business man named John Spiro borrow it for a year to clear his record and get rich, but things don't go according to plan and Spiro takes the cube and injures Artemis butler fatally. So Artemis must
Linda Johnson
Apr 25, 2013 Linda Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes adventure stories in the fantasy world.
Recommended to Linda by: My students
Another great story that flows well, is full of adventure, and contains just the right amount of fantasy and reality. In this story, we begin to see the good side of Artemis, though constantly through the story, he is questioning what is happening and why he continues to choose to "do the right thing". His brilliance gets the best of him as he meets up with a criminal who is even more devious and perhaps smarter than him. This catches Artemis off guard and he again must enlist the fairy world to ...more
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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 and mother, who were both educators.

He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the A
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