Artemis Fowl: the Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer
I love these books. I love that they're written for teenage boys. I love that he took the idea of fairies living "in the hills" literally and I love that he made them so technologically advanced that Steve Jobs would be speechless were he to encounter them.
I love that Artemis is basically a sociopath. I love that he's a genius. I love that Butler has tunnel vision and questionable morals. I love that Holly is the toughest member of the bunch and that the tech genius (Q, if you will) is a centaur with a potty mouth.
I love that the world is always in peril and that it's mostly Artemis's doing. Love. Love. Love. Love this series.
This is the first that I've listened to, and I very much enjoyed it. Hearing it with the accents really does make all the difference.
Now, if they'd just make these into movies already!
UPDATE::: hello, movie! http://www.artemis-fowl.com/movie_1.php