• Revelation

  • A Kid Sensation Novel
  • By: Kevin Hardman
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (474 ratings)

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Revelation

By: Kevin Hardman
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
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The pressure of being a super - especially a teen super - can get to anyone, as Jim (aka Kid Sensation) has witnessed firsthand. Now he wonders if he himself might be succumbing to the strain in some way, as he can't shake the feeling that he is now being watched by some new stalker. Moreover, despite his wide slate of powers, he hasn't been able to discover a single clue to substantiate the existence of this potential new enemy, making him wonder if it's all in his head.

Looking forward to a few days of rest and hanging out with his friends, Jim's downtime is interrupted by the unsettling news that Alpha Prime, the world's greatest superhero (and Jim's father), is missing. As if that wasn't bad enough, Jim finds his world rocked by an even more ominous revelation: his deranged half-brother, Paramount, has escaped from confinement in a maximum security installation.

In the course of investigating these events and trying to ascertain what connection, if any, there is between them, Jim becomes privy to information concerning a potent alien device capable of laying waste to the entire planet. But he's not the only one - an enigmatic villain wants the alien technology for his own purposes, and it's up to Jim to find a way to stop him before the world pays the ultimate price.

©2015 Kevin Hardman (P)2016 Kevin Hardman

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A book of Revelations!

For a YA book, this doesn't read like YA. My kids and I listen to it together, and we enjoy it immensely and helps us on our long drives. I have to say, this book really stepped up to the plate, and it reminded me of book 1. It had a lot of depth and characterizations that were well played, and the romance became believable. Some of the background/secondary characters finally see some action, and we have a villain who is a real honest to God threat.

One thing my sone pointed out was that Kid Sensation isn't always smart in the way he does stuff, or the way he reacts or over someone. I pointed out that that is exactly how teenagers behave. I even explained that just because one is smart or skilled does it mean that they will utilize their full potential all the time. For all his powers, Sensation is a falliable human being, just a teenager going through what all teens do. So it became a good learning life lesson, too. 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.

As always, Naramore does an amazing job narratiing, and I firmly believe that he elevates Hardman's work to a new level. I think this everytime I listen to him. This is a great series, and so far, it keeps getting better.

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Let me start with "viruses are not alive"

I'll start with I really like these books This is supposed to be a young adult book and I just think it is irresponsible of the Arthor to not just simple facts like weigher viruses are a live or not. Yes i know it is a fantasy novel but this was not part of his lore it's just an alternative fact that he thought he knew correctly.

As for the rest of the book i like I have a pet P about books that "breaks characters". Meaning that they establish the characteristics​ of a particular character (e.g. is for giving but in this book is not for giving.) The whole book the main character was paranoid about one character for good reasons but he has never shown this trait before. In fact in this very same book a person approaches him who he has even more reason to be paranoid about a he was the one telling everyone to chill and let's give him a chance. So when a couple of chapters later he is for lack of a better word gunho about not giving someone a second chance and flys into a blind rage at the mere site of a person. That is when i say the author broke his character.

I do like elements that he has added and where the books is going but i do believe that in this book the enemy is taken way too lightly and more extreme measures should be taken. Oh yeah the enemy has the ability to wipe out the whole world and also thinks of us a insect. Your response should not be well people try to kill us all the time. Let help them so they can get off world a bring torror the Galaxy.

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great series

I received this book free of charge for an honest review. if you like the other books in the series you'll like this.

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A Solid Addition To The Series

Kid Sensation’s criminal half-brother, Paramount has escaped from a superhero maximum security prison. Alpha Prime, their Superman-like father is mysteriously missing. There is an alien device capable of destroying the planet and a particular super villain is after it. So just another day in the life of Kid Sensation. This is an excellent entry in an already excellent series. Not only should you check out “Revelation,” you should also pick up the other books in this series. Unless of course, you’re not into superhero, sci-fi fantasy stories.

Finally, this audiobook was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Boom.

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Finally Back to the Promise of the First Book

Okay after an average second book and a rather less than average third book I really didn't know if I would be buying and listening to book 4 in all honesty. While book 1 was well written, with layered character backgrounds, well thought out powers, with bits and pieces of what was happening given to you at a time to keep you interested the rest of the series was the same quality. Still it was my hope that the series would return to the promise of book 1's quality that got me to buy book 4. To my surprise it was actually a good choice. While this book isn't as good as book 1 it by far surpasses the other two books in the series. So if you felt the same there is no need for you to read further.

For the rest of us fence sitters here is the remainder of my review:

The Pro's
1. All of the characters actually act like humans. They get jealous, they over react, upset and so on unlike the last book where everyone acted with impossible amounts of maturity. There is no, "oh you tried to steal my girlfriend by placing a magic spell on me that caused great emotional trauma to both of us but that's okay because you have a crush on her." type thing from the last book.
2. We return to the layered story telling, we aren't given everything all at once and merely have to wait for Alpha Prime or Kid to fix things. Rather there is a very chance throughout that they might fail. The return of tension is nice.
3. the side characters have larger parts for a change. They are actually a part, a big part of the story.
4. Kid's and Electra's relationship is portrayed more realistically, they argue, they bicker, and they make up. In fact all of the relationships are more realistically done and Kid is no longer treated as always being right merely by virtue of being the main character.
5. A villain that could actually win if not for luck and a character flaw!
6. The more realistic path of a teen turning to other people his own age to solve a problem rather than the adults.
7. there are not pages and pages of explanation. There are a few explanations but only a few paragraphs, no a massive info dumb.

The Cons:
1. The obvious planted plot device at the beginning of the book that appears at the end to save the day. I really wish these would be introduced a book early so they're aren't as obvious, but given this is a YA novel it's not horrible.
2. A certain relationship is kind of mishandled. Mean everyone but the empath gets former super villan isn't the same person? Yep, the people that were betrayed, nearly murder, lost friends and their home forgive and forget faster than the empath that was least effected. Just a little bit of a plot hole.
3. I don't know if three is so much a con so much as an irritation. Kid has a ton of powers, many that overlap in what they can do, yet rather than use all of his powers he relies on one or two powers overly much. Oh no some one is shooting a gun I'll go incoporial, rather than teleporting the gun away, using his speed to deflect the bullets or his telekensis to simply stop the gun from firing or redirect it away. I know this is done so Kid seems less over powered in this book, but I rather would have had smarter villains that could have thought around that.

I suppose I should remark on the narration here. Honestly though it wasn't good enough to stick out in my mind, which is a good thing since it also means it wasn't bad either. There was no irritating mistake or off narrated voices to jar me out of the book. It also just wasn't so good that the narrator become the character either.

In the end if you have baught the first two books in this series and liked them buy this book, it is much better than book 3. If you don't like super hero books, must only read 'adult' books than don't read this. The audio book right now is almost as cheap as a paper back and is an enjoyable fluffy read for ten hours.

I just hope audible continues the series as there are another several books in the series and with the return of quality in this book I look forward to continuing the series.

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Great Story

Wonderful Characters and Narrative very entertaining to listen to I recommend to anyone who has kids

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It's OK

A young teen story with a young teen style of writing. Doesnt have a lot of deep narrative twist. Most of it is straight forward with very little loose ends. This is akin to a modern saturday morning cartoon. I also noted that there is very little character development to the secondary chracters (so far) e.g. Smokey, Electra and so on.

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This dumb relationship

Can you please break Jim and Electra up… first of all it’s annoying Jim having to keep up with her high horse plus this other bs.

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great series

this series takes a bit to set the main characters in place but eventually gets there. It takes some liberties with common sense deductions but overall great storybook experience. It is a excellent read for the young at heart but as an adult I still found it entertaining. can't wait for the adult version.

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Another great superhero novel

Hardman knocks it out of the park again. This can be listened to as a stand alone, but you are really missing out if you don’t listen or read Hardman’s other Kid Sensation books.

Without revealing to much plot, this story follows Jim, Electra, Smoky and sometimes Lee as they try to solve the disappearance of one of the world’s greatest heroes. There are many really good plot twists.

Naramore is a great narrator. Not only in these novels but also in Hardman’s other series’ as well.

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  • Julie
  • 03-25-19

Revel in this story

Another action packed book that's a big hit with me, with all the twist and turns it certainly keeps you hooked.
With most of the super hero's on holiday or out fighting crime it's up to the teen supers to step up to the plate and keep the world safe. For one that turns out to be a tall order, Jim's father Alpha Prime has gone missing and in trying to track him down he stumbles on a deadly plot to destroy the earth, as well as a few family secrets. Can he and the other teen capes foil the super villain's plans
This was a great book as it never quite took the direction you thought it was going to go and I loved learning more about Jim's family. I have listened to the other books in the series so it was nice to expanded on his home life but at the same time the author does it in such a way that if you haven't read the previous books it's still easy to follow.
The narrator is quickly becoming one of my favourite readers as he does such a good job

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  • Debbie McLean
  • 05-20-20

fantastic

another fantastic audiobook from the pen of Kevin Hardman and narrated by Mikael Naramore, looking forward to more in the series xxx

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  • Bluelokie
  • 02-10-20

Entertaining Superhero Fun

I received a free review copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Revelations is book 4 in the Kid Sensation series and the audiobook did not disappoint, it is another fun enjoyable listen filed with action, snark and humour. As always the narrator did a brilliant job giving life to the many different characters and also bringing story together as a whole. There are the customary twists and Jim (Kid Sensation) saving the world whilst navigating the trials of being a teenage super and dealing with family drama. Another great addition to the series, looking forward to the next one, would definitely recommand.

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  • Deb C
  • 07-24-19

Enjoyable

A very enjoyable book for teens and up with a great story and a narrator that consistently keeps the dialogue and story flowing smoothly.

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  • S
  • 04-07-19

The title is very apt

The title is very apt, there are definite surprises in this book and more of Jim's background and family is revealed. As with all the others in the series, I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one.

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  • S. Reid
  • 03-31-19

Another Easy 5 stars

It's always good to fuel my Kid Sensation Audio kick and the pairing of Hardman and Naramore always do well.
I have tried a few other super stories and the majority dont catch me like these do so i can only recommend this to all. Usual thrills, twists and engaging characters abound especially if you have followed these stories from the start.