• Artemis Begins

  • A Story from Guys Read: Funny Business
  • By: Eoin Colfer
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-10-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (15 ratings)

Summary

It’s here: Volume One of the official Guys Read Library. Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read initiative was founded on a simple premise: that young guys enjoy reading most when they have reading they can enjoy. And out of this comes a series that aims to give them just that. Ten books, arranged by theme, featuring the best of the best where writing for kids is concerned. Each book is a collection of original short stories, but these aren’t your typical anthologies - each book is edgy, inventive, visual, and one-of-a-kind, featuring a different theme for guys to get excited about.
Funny Business is based around the theme of - what else - humor, and if you’re familiar with Jon and Guys Read, you already know what you’re in store for: 10 hilarious stories from some of the funniest writers around. Before you’re through, you’ll meet a teenage mummy; a kid desperate to take a dip in the world’s largest pool of chocolate milk; a homicidal turkey; parents who hand over their son’s room to a biker; the only kid in his middle school who hasn’t turned into a vampire, wizard, or superhero; and more. And the contributor list includes best-selling authors, award winners, and fresh new talent alike: Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo (writing with Jon Scieszka), Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo.
Guys Read is all about turning young readers and listeners into life-long ones - and with this book, and each subsequent installment in the series, we aim to leave no guy unturned.
©2010 Eoin Colfer (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Maira Saw on 20-02-18

Background

While this is only a short 19 minutes story it pervides fun context to anyone who love the 'Artemis Fowl' series.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Jason Wood on 03-08-17

Not what I thought

I had hoped for a story of young Artemis. This is a telling of where he got the idea for the character Artemis. This story is not worth paying for. Maybe fun to learn but not even a real short story.

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