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Coronation

A Kid Sensation Novel, Book 5
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Series: Kid Sensation, Book 5
Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
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As the grandson of the alien princess Indigo, Jim (aka Kid Sensation) has always known that, technically, he's royalty. That said, he'd be the first to admit that he's never lived any kind of regal lifestyle - no titles, no castles, no crown jewels. However, the arrival of a courier from his grandmother's home world changes all of that in an instant. By royal edict, Jim is summoned home to the distant planet Caeles in order to claim an alien inheritance. Unfortunately, this is no warm and cuddly family reunion. Caeles is a hotbed of political intrigue, and Jim's arrival has widespread ramifications. Not only are several factions attempting to utilize his very existence as leverage to advance their own agendas, but Jim himself is required to submit to an archaic trial known as a prexetus. Moreover, while some are content with simply trying to use him, it quickly becomes apparent that at least one shadowy individual just wants Jim out of the way - quickly, completely, and permanently. Light years from Earth, with little family and fewer friends, Jim faces the daunting task of finding an enemy whose ultimate purpose is unknown and whose methods are extreme. Complicating matters even further is the fact that Jim's much-heralded super powers are glitching, making him incredibly vulnerable for perhaps the first time in his life.

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Kid Sensation goes off planet

Wow, we are on the fifth book already! What a great ride this has been so far. I must say that as we go further in, the stories keep improving and getting deeper and deeper with their plots, characteizations, and dialogue. Hardman is cetainly improving as he goes.

Coronation is no exception, either. This book literally blasts off, taking the great Kid Sensation into outer space, to his other homeworld, where he is once again called upon make like a hero.

This is part of a series, but I really feel like it could be a stand alone story. It has legs that are that strong. You could literally come into this series with this book, and be able to follow along happily, not that you'd want to after all, the other stuff is fantastic. Here we get to see the Kid facing an unknown enemy, right when his powers are failing him for the first time in his life.

Hardman continues to step up his game, and it really feels as if KS is finally growing as a character, along with the rest of the cast. The plots are evolving and amping up. I did want to say that KS reminds me of Marvel's Jack of Hearts character, alien royalty with immense powers. I know it is not exactly accurate, but I like the comparison.

I really enjoy it when the stakes are raised, and hope seems to dwindle, and man does this story deliver here. I will say this book is a great new chapter in the KS series. It is a rebirth and a new beginning and has opened up the entire universe as part of Kid Sensation's playground.

Per usual, Naramore does an amazing job narrating. He has become Kid Sensation, and now whenever I hear him in another story I always expect to have KS show up. In one way that is awesome, in another, it is a little disappointing. Because you want more Kid in any story. 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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Yes that was good

That was the best kid sensation book of them all just beautiful I want more and i want it to be a longer more robust novel.
I have to admit that after the last book i was disappointed in how he made so many character contradictions. But he redeemed himself with this one.

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the end makes it

I'm so tired of Jim being so stupid I almost gave up on this one but the way it ends makes me want to see what happens next I just wish that after 5 books that damn fool Jim will quit being so unconscious of his surroundings how the hell do you walk into a room and not realize your not where you should be but this idiot does it all the damn time

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love the book

great characters, and plot, I highly recommend reading this book. thank you to Kevin Hardman

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A wonderful story.

I could not stop listening. Once again the story and characters kept me intrigued and wanting more.

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Exciting new story

Wow! The ending wasn’t what I expected. I’m sure it will lead to a brand new adventure for Kid Sensation that will be as good as this one! I can wholeheartedly recommend this series for not only YA readers, but adult readers as well.

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like Superboy in the 24th century 😁

I really enjoyed this installation of the kid sensation story. I felt this book was one of the better works that these authors come up with. as I listen to the audiobook I just couldn't turn it off. when I read this book I couldn't put it down. this particular recording was definitely worth its price. I only gave a 4-star performance because I appreciate a type of audio manipulation provided by a few of the audiobook studios. that is to say they will take the readers voice and manipulated with a nice synthetic touch here and there for a benefit of the story. the voice actor did an exceptional job in the presentation kid sensation book 5 coronation that I practically listen to it over the course of 2 days.

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Another great book!

I really enjoyed the Kid Sensation series of books, like a relatable teenage superman. Space travel, an ailen world, and royal machinations. What will he get himself into next? I did request this book, and have voluntarily left this review, that being said, I purchased some of the other titles because I enjoy them

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brillant💛

A coming of true adulthood for Kid Sensation, a new world, new characters and new story put together are just wonderful!. Same creative, vividly descriptive writing with brilliant narration. Gotta love this series.
I was given this audiobook for free and I freely give my opinion and rating.

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A geeky and entertaining episode

Before I start, I have to say, I perhaps am not the normal age group for this type of genre. However, this episode, along with the rest of the series has been entertaining and enthralling, for the pure inventiveness and amazing grasp on technical skills and adaptations, to provide solutions for what appears unsolvable problems. In my generation, the term "MacGyver", would be adapt, in explaining the abilities of "Kid Sensation" to get out of life threatening situations.
I have especially enjoyed the audio rendition of this book/series, finding it adding another dimension to the overall enjoyment of these stories.
I must applaud the author for his brilliant ideas and outside the box thinking.
I recommend this series, to anyone with the wherewithal to look at situations outside our present realms of human ability. Mr Hardman maybe on a par with Jules Verne, and most of Mr Verne's ideas were very outlandish in their day!

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  • Julie
  • 03-28-19

Wow, this book is out of this world

This series just gets better and better and I thought book one was brilliant, so it tells you something about this one. This book definitely lead to some arh! moment's. It was very cleverly done the way some irreverent fact at the start of the book has some bearing later on. It's one book that I will be listening to again soon just to pick up on facts that I know have more meaning. Not that it wasn't good the first time round.
The book picks up from where the last book (Revelation) finished with Kid Sensation flying to another planet summoned by his grand mother for royal reasons. So not only is he on his own in a strange planet , with a whole new language to learn (love what his name translates too!) His powers that make him special and keep him safe are playing up and it turns out someone is intent on stopping him from taking up his royal duties even if that means killing him, know matter who is in the way. Not trusting his powers can he trust his new friends to keep him and the Queen alive?
The narrator really does a brilliant job and the change in his voice for certain characters is just amazing and really adds to an already great book.

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  • Mac
  • 08-08-19

Brilliant

I love these kid sensation novels. This one is great as the others’
Great characters and brilliant storyline.
I highly recommend this book.❤️😻💖

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  • Scott R
  • 04-14-19

Space worthy story

Great twists and new adventures ahead as Kid Sensation goes Inter Galactic. A few obvious bits but some nice twists and it was nice to see Kid Sensation doing outside the norm. Without spoilers this book has made life a lot more interesting for the entire series personally and professionally.
Cant fault the storyline or the narration as solid efforts from both as usual.

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  • S
  • 04-07-19

Following on from the cliffhanger of Revelation

Following on from the cliffhanger of Revelation, Jim is summoned to Caeles, the alien planet where his grandmother lives as a princess. Unfortunately it's not a simple family visit and there seem to be many people trying to kill him or at least get him out of the way. Throw in some time travel, his powers going wonky and even some romantic affairs and things just keep getting more complicated for Jim.

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  • Elizabeth Robb
  • 03-17-19

Very Entertaining!

Hard to stop listening to!  Lots of action,
twists, and "wait-a-minutes."  An excellent continuation of the Kid Sensation story