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This was a great book. I was a little hesitate because i was afraid it would be to young adult. But it surprised me. It was full of action and held my attention throughout the book. It kinda reminded me of watching shows like Flash. The narration was great too. I hope there will be more in this series. I received this audio book free for an honest review.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
How have I not heard of this before!! This book was so much fun and even though it's only about 5 and a half hours long, it's chock full of action, adventure and super powers!!
Jim was such an amazing hero. He has multiple powers, and more arriving every day, which prompts him to try out for the Alpha League. While some of his powers are useless, he still hopes to become a member of the greatest superheroes ever. It's during his try outs that things start to go badly wrong and Jim finds himself on the run from the super heroes. He has to use every available power he has to evade them but manages to, for 2 years anyway! When he is finally found, his life will change forever, whether it's for good or bad though, you will just have to read it to see!
As I said, Jim is such an awesome hero. Being a superhero, you can't exactly be called Jim, so he changes his name to Kid. He has a plethora of powers, with more coming every so often, and I loved that about him. He may have been "special" but he wasn't arrogant or egotistical about it. He felt like a normal teen, with extraordinary powers. He was also so nice! All he wanted was to do good, but when the son of the most powerful superhero ever decides he doesn't like him, Jim has to become a fugitive. Even then, he still tries to do good!
Plot wise, it was fairly fast paced. I loved the sheer amount of superheroes, powers and indeed supervillians, we have in this book. Some of the powers were freakin awesome!! The author has really created an amazing world, filled with adventure, magic and powers. It's a world I can't wait to dive into again!!! Well written and developed, this was a truly entertaining read.
In all, I listened to this in a few hours and didn't want it to end. While some of the twists were predictable and you could see it coming, it was still a thoroughly enjoyable read.
I have listened to many, many books narrated by Mikael Naramore and have enjoyed his narration in every one of them. He has a voice that is easy to listen to and a wide variety of tones, that make the book more enjoyable. He is one of the few narrators I always recommend!
I received a free copy of this and voluntarily reviewed it. this in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Hardmans portrayal of a world where superheroes are common and Teen superheroes all try to make a superhero team is great idea.
The usual fight against evil is present and he typical angst of hiding your secret identity against the world is not unusual, however multiple superhero powers are not infrequent and this raises a lot of hardmans story above the usual.
The hero in this case Kid Sensation (Jim) is without a father but has great help and training from his Grandfather and Mother both holders of superhero powers and an super friend.
Things go aginst our Jim when he falls out with the premier Superhero team during trials for acceptance and his life takes a strange twist.
The story follows typical lines but Jim's story is told quite well if a bit obvious in some places, ideal for the young adult market but will be accepted by a lot of adults in part due to Hardmans skills and the usual excellent narration by Narramore.
Overall i would quite happily follow more of Kid Sensations adventures.
This audio was gifted to me and i choose to leave an honest review and as such is based on my own opinion.
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Meet John Indigo Morrison Carro, more usually known as Jim, a sixteen years old, normal teenager, well, almost normal. He does have a few abilities not usually found in the everyday teenager - like telekinesis, shape shifting, teleportation and being able to fly - plus a few other handy little attributes. But he is lonely, without a father, rejected by the League and there is a group of six Masters out to get him.
This is a nicely written, lightweight, fun story filled with colourful characters and unsubtle humour (like the name of the psychic, Claire Voyant), a brightly pictorial two dimensional tale of super hero struggles, from trying out for the football teams to saving the world. Written in the first person from Jim's perspective, It is a comic book of the written word.
Narrator, Mikael Naramore, is, as usual, superb breathing life into the characters as he gives distinctive voice to every one besides taking on the persona of Jim, Kid Sensation, himself. His reading is perfectly modulated throughout - with a touch of whiney teenage angst thrown in occasionally.
My thanks to the author for gifting me a copy of his book, Sensation. It was a fun romp, perfect for young adults but also pretty good for those of us that time has moved along.