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Extraction

A Kid Sensation Story
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Series: Kid Sensation, Book 2.5
Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

Everyone needs help occasionally - even supers with amazing powers - and Jim (aka Kid Sensation) is no exception. Having previously received aid from a young psychic named Rudi, Jim feels obligated to return to the favor and rescue her from the federal facility where she's being held.

But breaking into a top-secret, heavily-fortified government installation is never a walk in the park, especially when said installation has top-of-the-line security systems, trigger-happy guards, and its own team of formidable supers. It will take a bold and audacious plan to get Jim - and the friends who volunteer to help him - inside.

Unfortunately, breaking in is only half the problem (and the easy half, at that); they also have to break back out...

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Fun but too short

I enjoyed this book and it was nice to find out what happen to Rudi and her brother but it was so short you can't help but wonder why it wasn't included in the book where we first met Rudi instead of being a separate book. The story was fun and I think Kevin had a good idea for introducing a new and significant character but wish he had gone into more detail and made the story longer. The action scene was almost over before it began but if you are a fan of Kevin Hardman's Kid Sensation books then you will enjoy it, especially if you have a short journey or a few hours to kill.

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  • 30-03-19

Short story

A short story set between books 2 and 3. I was so happy to find out what happened to Rudy and her brother, it was kind of glossed over in the main book.

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Great Short Stort!

This is a great addition to the series and fills in the details on a side story that is alluded to, but not told, in the full length books.  It also provides a hint to a "secret" that isn't revealed fully until the fourth book.  If you love the Kid Sensation series, don't miss this one!

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Fast Paced like our Superhero

He's back and our favourite superhero is out to make good on his promises.
This one is far too short but it's what we have come to expect if more condensed into such a short story.
Narration as usual is great and my only complaint is the length but oh well.
I requested this audio and have left my thoughts on this.

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  • Jzang
  • 17-07-18

Great in between

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

Now that said I finished this book in one setting. It’s a good story while we wait for Kid to come back to earth. Their are a few references to this story throughout he other books and I am grateful for the chance to listen to this one. Despite the number of powers he has Kid just does not seem over powered.

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 02-05-18

Sensation, book 2.5

Whoot, we finally get to see the Kid keep a promise that he made a loooong time ago early on in the series. It was most satisfying to finally see this cometo fruition, it was one I had been hoping to see, and since I have run through the entire KS series this was an excellent cherry on the top. This recalls events that comes early on in the series, so you might not want to read in until after the first two books just to be safe. You can read it as a stand alone, it works quite well as that in fact, but if you want to dive into the whole series (something I very much suggest that you do) then you want to wait just a little while. Hardman really keeps this fast paced, as it is a short story, and lets you see the Kid do some real thinking and planning before he pulls his job. You have to remember that his powers standout, and if he uses them he will be recognized, and this is a very covert op. So, he basically has to figure out how to save someone without using all of his abilities so that he isn't recognized. This makes for a smart fast paced series of events that all occur on a specific timeline. Can the Kid keep his promise?

Hardman really has nailed down the way to write a superhero story, and he keeps turning in some winning storylines. He really needs to option this as a film, it would rock anything DC made, and give Marvel a run for its money. Master narrator Mikael Naramore is all in, as he has been with this series since the beginning, his professional skills are par excellence and need no more to be said other than his work is always top shelf. 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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  • Valoria
  • 15-11-19

Great Super story!

This was a wonderful story, in essence comic book, with a fun group of kids.
Mr. Hardman I was wondering about some of the verbiage you used. For your target age group some of the language seems a bit advanced. Is it your intention/hope that the kids who read these books will grow their own vocabulary by reading them? For instance “nonplussed” towards the end. I myself am 54, raised by, then raising my own son as voracious readers. So it tickles me greatly that you haven’t “dumbed down” the language. I was just curious. Looking forward to the next story in this series!

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  • Cindy Scheffler
  • 15-10-19

Another great story

I loved hearing about the rescue of Rudi and her brother. There was a few little surprises that I enjoyed.

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  • Aisha-Kimberly Hashmi
  • 21-08-19

More Kid Sensation!

I love this series! I cannot recommend it enough and am talking about it in my book club!

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  • lynda
  • 11-07-19

A Good Listen

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, and found it very entertaining. Kid Sensation promised to help Rudi and her brother escape from the federal building they're being held at. As in Kid fashion, the rescue doesn't goes planned. Electra and Smokey are not suppose be to helping, and there's more security then Kid expected. It's a fun listen and just long enough for a short compute.

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  • Tina Marie Barr
  • 08-07-19

very cool and awesome story

I enjoyed this book very much very cool and fun to listen too. I can't wait to listen to the next book . Mikael Naramore is very good Narrator

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  • Jane Ryan
  • 03-07-19

Go Kid Sensation💛

Extraction is a great short story in the kid sensation series. It tidied up a loose end in relation to perifery characters from the second book and also managed to leave a rather interesting answered question too (damn it). Love the narrator, love the vivid descriptive writing, all and all a very enjoyable listen.
I was given this audiobook for free and I freely give my opinion and rating

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  • Roger Fauble
  • 26-06-19

good read

Well-written super-hero sci-fic/suspense, with well-developed characters. Set between Mutation (Book #2) & Infiltration (Book #3). I’ll be reading more in this series. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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  • Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
  • 21-06-19

A promise...

This short story fulfills a promise that Jim, aka Kid Sensation, made to Rudi in the last book: Mutation. It was  a loose end, definitely something that I'd wondered about but figured that Kevin Hardman was up to something... Well this is that something, and believe it or not you could probably read it as a stand-alone, but why would you want to do that, when following the greater story-arc, is many times as much fun as each story, individually
In addition to the really fun story, was the wonderful narration by Mikael Naramore. He always seems to Hit It, square on the head, and Extraction is no different!