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A Kid Sensation Companion Novel
Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
Series: Kid Sensation
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
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Summary

Electra - the beautiful, unflappable girlfriend of teen super Kid Sensation - headlines her own adventure for the first time.

A foundling adopted and raised by the Alpha League (the world's greatest superhero team), Electra has exhibited super powers since infancy. However, her past has remained a mystery for the most part, with those few people with any knowledge of her background being reluctant to talk.

Refusing to remain ignorant of her own origins, Electra embarks on a fact-finding mission intent on discovering who she really is. However, in addition to providing more questions than answers, her investigation causes her to cross paths with a powerful group of supervillains, who see in her a means of furthering their goal of world domination.

Finding herself in the crosshairs, Electra must now find a way to stop those seeking to exploit her unique talents for their own nefarious purposes. Because if she can't, the world will pay a heavy price.

©2016 Kevin Hardman (P)2017 Kevin Hardman

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  • York
  • 26-08-19

Brilliant

Another brill book. I love this series. I highly recommend this book.
Brilliant storyline and great characters.
The narrator is awesome.
💖❤️🥰❤️

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An amped up story

If you have read or listened to any book in the Kid Sensation series by Kevin (which are all brilliant) then you will know that Electra is the main hero's girlfriend but in this book she gets her own story and what a great story it is .
With Kid Sensation off planet, his girlfriend Electra finds herself with time on her hands and instead of using it to hang out with friends or do homework she decides to look into her past, with deadly consequences. Following up on the little information she has been told about her birth mother, she ropes in her friends to help her find out where she came from and it is not long before things get serious as some secrets are ment to stay buried for a reason.
I really enjoyed this book. I love the Kid Sensation series but it was nice to have a different teen super hero as the main character but it didn't lack any of the punch you would expect from the seriesand made a nice companion book. It is also a great book if you are new to the series as there was lots of action, adventure and mystery.
The author went for a female narrator with this book and even though I am use to the voice of Mikael Naramofe and really like his style for the characters, I understand why he went for a female this time round and think it was a good choice as even though she wasn't the right person she did a good job.

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  • MR
  • 03-04-19

Another great story!!

As a fan of the series I was looking forward to this one giving a bit of a back story to one of the main characters. I felt that the story was constructed nicely with some nice twists along the way.

The narration is done to a high standard, providing distinctive voices without sounding silly. I am fully up to date now in the series so now I have to wait for the author to bring out the next in the series!!


Please note that I was given a free copy of the audiobook to provide a non-biased review.

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  • S
  • 30-03-19

Electra's story

This is Electra's story and set a bit further down the time line than I have read so far but it's not too spoilery.

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Excellent!

Everything you ever wanted to know about Electra and the Alpha League plus a great story!  Highly recommend.

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Electrifying Novel

This is another in the series of companion novels for Kid Sensation, but what always surprises me about these novels is the rich history and the immersive experience you get when you listen to these.
This one is in relation to Electra and is about her search for her family past and brings a history that many have tried to bury for better or worse.
Narration this time by Elizabeth Platt is quite good and although she is new to be i found her suiting the characters quite well.
As you would expect from a Kid Sensation series the danger and thrills are still there and keep the story moving along and the listeners interest well.
I requested this audio and have left my thoughts on this for you to peruse.

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 22-04-18

I have got a Sensation Complex for Electra

Hardman returns to the Sensation Universe on yet another side trip, the first focusing on Mouse, and now this one about Electra. I am really enjoying these "side" adventures that focus on other characters (we need more Mouse) instead of just Sensation. Not that I'm tired of Sensation, just that there are other characters that cry out for more storylines (like Mouse). Electra gives us a search for her adoptive parents during the period of Sensation's book Coronation.

The story is a fun little mystery that goes back a little in time for us to see how she came into the hands of her adoptive team, who, I might say treat teens like total D-bags. They can risk their lives saving civies but then aren't allowed to metaphorically borrow the car. There is a huge amount of cognitive dissonance between what the teens are told they can and cannot do. It reminds me of the old argument, I can get draft and fight for my country at 18, but I'm not allowed to buy a beer until I'm 21.

This is a shorter story, but that's ok, as it does what it sets out to do, tell a compelling story about Electra! Now I need more of her, too. Can I ask Kevin Hardman to never sleep again? Would that be fair? Look, the story is fast paced, full of action and bad guys, has a sweet mystery, and answers a few questions. How much more could you want?

Unlike the other books, Naramore does not narrate this novel. Instead, Elizabeth Klett does the honors and she does a fine job. She has some huge shoes to fill, coming in behind Naramore, but she manages to pull this off and make Electra her own character. Even though I did receive a promo code for this review it in no way influenced my considerations of the material, and in fact, inspired me to be more honest. In fact, getting a code generally makes me harsher as a reviewer as I am more often concerned what someone like Me will decide based on my review.


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  • Kingsley
  • 18-03-19

When the kid is away....

While Kid Sensation is offworld his girlfriend, Electra, gets to take the spotlight in her own story. Amped puts Electra front and centre as she goes on a mission of discovery. Orphaned as a child, with no real knowledge of her parents, she goes in search of who she is and who he family was. A path that will take her down roads she may not wish to go, and into the path of one of the most dangerous super villains in history.

Other than the fact that Kid Sensation is a thing, and is currently off world, there isn't too much you need to know jumping into this story. It can be standalone, although it does give some information that may be spoilers for earlier Kid Sensation books. Nothing major, but enough to be cautious. Unlike the Mouse side story, this one takes place in the present, concurrent with the KS books. It is not a prequel.

Overall it is an enjoyable, quick story that expands the Kid sensation universe.

Narration by Elizabeth Klett is good. Well paced, engaging and interesting. Great to listening to, and filled with energy and various characters voices and emotions.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this review voluntarily.

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  • Georgia McNabb
  • 10-10-19

Excellent background story of Amp!!

At first was not sure if it was going to be a rehash of original story but from Amp's point of view. After it got really going in was a EXCELLENT background story and fill in so much the original story didn't cover. I highly recommend anyone who listened/read the Kid Sensation stories to listen/read this story!!

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  • lynda
  • 02-10-19

A Fun Listen

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, and found it very entertaining. Electra is trying to learn about her parents that were killed when she was a baby. Of course, she gets her friends to help her break some laws, but nothing to serious. Of course she finds herself in way to deep as she learns the truth. Very enjoyable, with lots of fun characters and lots of action. A good listen for a short commute.

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  • Aurora Dawn
  • 26-09-19

Geaneology Can Be Dangerous

While Kid Sensation is off on his Grandmother's world getting to know the rest of the family and dealing with the political intrigues of being royalty, his girlfriend is back on earth and trying to figure out her own ancestry in this Kid Sensation companion novel packed full of lies, subterfuge, mysteries, nefarious plots and even a few earth shattering explosions.
I loved following the trail and unraveling the mystery of AMP's parentage and really enjoyed watching the development of the character as she discovers the ugly truth.
If you're a fan of the superhero genre or have read any of the other Kid Sensation novels you'll want to read this action packed puzzler.

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 24-09-19

Not quite up to snuff...

Well I found that this book just wasn't anywhere as appealing as the other Kid Sensation stories have been... what a disappointment! This book follows Electra (Kid Sensation's girlfriend) as she looks into her family history, and ends up finding some startling 'revelations', while Jim (aka Kid) is away on his grandmother's home world... I think that Kevin Hardman just couldn't quite nail a young woman's POV, because I found her to be kinda stiff and wooden at times, or it could have been because of the narrator, Elizabeth Klett. She's also pretty stiff and wooden... never quite syncing with Electra's character, or catching the moods of this story.

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  • PH03N1X
  • 20-09-19

Electrifying

I teally loved being able to delve further into another character. I loved learning more about Elecktra and her origins. I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook, and this is my honest review.

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  • Athena Lee Brown
  • 09-09-19

Amped Up

Good story with great word build & fantastic characters. I loved how Elizabeth Kleet narrated the story, She brought Amped to life.

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  • Rosemary Hughes
  • 31-08-19

Good to get to know Jim's girl a bit more!

Yes, this is about Electra, Jim's girlfriend and the situation she finds herself in, whilst Jim is away, visiting his Alien Grandmother.
We learn a lot about the Electric Girl, and find out, in a very dramatic manner, why no one had told her more about her parentage.
Trust a teen girl to go looking for answers for herself.
This, like all episodes from this author, are well thought out, and the narrator of the audiobooks add that extra wham to a great story.

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  • Cindy Scheffler
  • 28-08-19

A great companion story.

I loved hearing the story threw a different characters point of view. This story stands on it's own and works great in the story line.