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Amped

A Kid Sensation Companion Novel
Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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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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Excellent!

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

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  • Scott R
  • Falkirk,Scotland, UK
  • 01-03-19

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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  • Elizabeth Robb
  • 17-03-19

Excellent!

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

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  • TU
  • 15-03-19

great addition to the kid sensation universe

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This is a great spin off story in the kid sensation universe. If you liked the other books in the series, you'll enjoy this one.

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  • Mary Karowski
  • 04-03-19

Get amped as the kid sensation world grows

You have got to love when an author starts expanding the universe of a great character. We all love our main character but we also live many of the minor characters that appear in a story. We lament about how we wish we knew more about them or that they had their own story. Kevin is now delivering those stories to us. Mouse’s story was awesome and so is amped. Get ready to learn more about this young heroine. She is far more than just kid sensations girlfriend. Get ready to learn more about her and some of. The sinister characters and organizations that are out here waiting to confront the alpha league. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • kevin
  • 03-03-19

Teen Superheroes

Kevin Hardman writes another entraining super tale. Amped captures the essence of what life is like for a teenaged superhero as he brings Electra into the spotlight. Hardman knows how to tell a superhero story, as well as how to make heroes seem real and relatable. If you like superhero comics, this story is worth a read. While, I could easily compare this story to that of Mouse, another character spin-off in the Kid Sensation series, and say that Mouse is simply a more interesting character, it would not do justice to this story and what it does for the series as a whole. In Amped, Hardman is able to reveal more about Electra and the challenges that a teen hero might face, while giving greater depth to a loved character. This book is well written and highly entertaining; this is what a superhero novel should be.

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  • John
  • 27-02-19

A cool superhero story

Amped is a cool superhero story that is a spin off of the Kid Sensation series. While it helps to have the background, this story is entertaining and should work fine as a stand alone. This book is appropriate for all ages except perhaps little kids who may find some parts too scary.

The narrator has a pleasant voice and does a good job bringing the story to life.

I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Juan M.
  • 26-02-19

Fun and entertaining

A fun and entertaining ride full of twists and turns in a superheroes world. I've got the box set with the first three books in the series after listening to this. The narrator did a great job.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Digital Rogue
  • 24-02-19

Electrifying Adventure

I had not read nor listened to any of the prior books, but I was able to enjoy and understand everything that happened in the book.

I like the way Kevin Hardman writes the capes as regular people with regular problems who just happen to have powers.

The twists and turns of the mystery kept me interested until the last sentence and even the last sentence piqued my interest.

Elizabeth Klett does a good job of narrating the story as well as breathing life into the characters.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Harry
  • 21-02-19

It's fantastic.

It takes a few chapters before the action starts, but I liked it.

I was given a free review copy audiobook at my request by the author and have voluntarily left this review.