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Having a surfeit of super powers is great for battling bad guys and saving the world, as Jim (aka Kid Sensation) is finding out, but less useful in dealing with day-to-day situations - like bonding with his superhero father, adjusting to a team environment, and coping with what might be perceived as a growing rivalry between himself and another teen super. On top of all that, despite having a serious girlfriend, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to a new female super he's just met.

At the same time, some villain has just gotten himself a new toy: an unknown weapon of tremendous power that is able to strike without warning, causing unprecedented destruction and loss of life. Perhaps more terrifying, the wielders of this weapon make no demands and issue no threats; they simply attack. Even the Alpha League, the world's greatest superhero team, is not immune, suffering an assault on their very own doorsteps.

It quickly becomes clear that the only way to stop this new evil is from within. With his unique abilities, Jim is the only person capable of infiltrating the enemy's ranks. It's up to him to figure out who is behind these attacks, what they want, and find a way to stop them - and their secret weapon - before they bring the entire world to its knees.

©2013 Kevin Hardman (P)2016 KevinHardman

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Another winner

Hardman has continued to build up his heroic world. Kid Sensation is back in this third book. Naramore' narration, already great, has somehow continued to improve. I really think he is beginning to get into the swing of the series, and his enjoyment of the material really shows. The series itself is straitup popcorn chewing superheroics like you'd see on the big screen.

I do have one small nitpicky problem, and that is the way the story is set up. For the most part it seems very much like two seperate self-contained stories. They do tie together, but it just comes off like two short stories put together. Nothing wrong with that, I just think either idea could have been fleshed out into a full length tale to stand on their own. Hardman's writing is as fine and sharp as ever, and he is very aware that he might be writing for an audience that does not consist solely of adults, and he keeps it toned for a YA audience (just like most comic books). I would like to see Kid Sensation face a real rival of a villain later in the series, every hero needs a good nemesis.

Over all another top notch tale.

Get it, read it, love it.

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Getting weaker.

What did you like best about Infiltration? What did you like least?

I had liked the first book of this series. It had some unique qualities to it. The combination of YA and superhero genre itself is quite unique and has lots of potential. Thus, after finishing book 1, I had high hopes with the next books. But I was largely disappointed with book 2. The actions of the "hero" in that book were illogical and the end was anti-climatic. I was hoping for a revive in this third book. But sadly, this one is even weaker. This is more of the same content from the previous book and doesn't really offer anything new. If anything, the villain in this one is so much weaker than the earlier ones and so much weaker than the hero. It's not even a fair fight.The characters too aren't developing anymore.

What aspect of Mikael Naramore’s performance would you have changed?

No complaints about the narration or audio quality.

Do you think Infiltration needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

There are already more books in this series, so this question is moot.

Any additional comments?

I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • TU
  • 03-05-18

solid YA superhero story

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

Like with the previous book, it's a bit shallow, and is quite predictable. As I had very little expectations with this book, I was able to enjoyed it for what it is, a light, well narrated, young adult superhero story. Still reminds me of that old Kurt Russel movie, Sky High but not as silly.

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Great series for teens

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

This was a great continuation of the Kid Sensation series. Ive listened to both 1 and 2 and have really enjoyed them.
The audience is definitely aimed at the teen/ya group but as an adult who like the idea of superheroes I found it very entertaining.
As an avid reader/listening I am also happy that the author is good about reminding you of the history of the story. I read so much that I dislike the idea of re-reading books before I can start the next one in series.

This story is fun with awesome action throughout . The characters are likable with teenage mentality , yet not to an extreme. No whining or drama here ! I would definitely recommend this book & series to any fantasy/sci-fi fan!

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What's The Matter With Kids Today?

Nothing is the matter with kids today especially if they are "Kid Sensation". Infiltration: Kid Sensation, Book 3 is another entre in the teen super hero genre. The characters are fresh and likeable. This is typically Y.A. fiction, but I think the story will appeal to a number of different age groups. The book is number three in a series and does not stand alone. The book is exciting, but should not be too scary for younger listeners.
The narrator Mikael Naramore is great.
I was given a free copy of this book for an impartial review.

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Review Infiltration: Kid Sensation, Bk 3

Ok, a fun, adventurous fantasy novel. Enjoyed every minute of it. The performance by Mikael Naramore flows from character to character smoothly. Great job Kevin Hardman. The book was given free, this review is my honest opinion.

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A fun superhero story

Infiltration is a fun superhero story that is part of the Kid Sensation series (though you could certainly enjoy it independently). The story starts off a bit slow, but it's all fun, and once it gets going, it's hard to stop listening. Great for YA audiences, and adults should enjoy the story as well. The audiobook narrator for this series is terrific!

This audiobook was given to me for free at my request, and I provided this voluntary review.

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I love this book

I thought this book is amzing
It was so A M A Z I N G!!!

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Another Great Addition In The Series

“Infiltration” is book three in the continuing adventure of teen superhero, Kid Sensation. Although the Kid Sensation books are intended for a young adult audience, I feel they appeal to an older demographic as well. The only tricky thing that author Kevin Hardman has to deal with is the potential lack of suspense because he made his protagonist so powerful. Kid Sensation has way too many major powers. Because of that, I feel the villain in each novel needs to be equal or better so that the reader can feels a sense of suspense and desperation and maybe even a little bit of fear. The outcome of a clash between the hero and the villain shouldn’t be stacked in the hero’s favor. It should be just the opposite. Since Mr. Hardman has made Kid Sensation so ridiculously powerful, every story requires a truly powerful villain to keep the reader from taking the outcome of a clash for granted. So far, Mr. Hardman has not always gotten around that problem. Yet all the books have been enjoyable reads/listens.

Although you could enjoy book three on its own, I highly recommend picking up the first two books in the series and reading them in order. Finally, this audio book was provided by the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Audio Book Boom.

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kid sensation

I received this book free of charge for an honest review. what can I say I like this series, it's fun and appeals to both adult and younger readers

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  • Scott R
  • 02-28-18

Another Sensation

The hero everyone loves to listen to and this the 3rd book is no different as we are taken in on a new adventure.
In this case an unknown enemy is after everyone in the Alpha League and Jim is trying to come to grips with his place in the team.
Soon Jim finds himself in the situation as the only person to be able to solve this problen as he infiltrates the enemy.

An enjoyable aventure if a little obvious and another faultless narration from Narramore.

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  • Layla
  • 03-06-17

A good read!

Any additional comments?

I listened to Terminus by the same author and I loved it. So I thought I will give this ago. However, I found that I preferred Terminus to this book. I think the reason is that Terminus is different where as Infiltration (kids with superpowers) is not a new concept.
I still liked the book, there was action/adventure, a little romance, mystery and suspense.
I would recommend this book to any one who loves kids/adults with superpowers!
Would recommend you read book one because you would end up having a lot of questions if you don't. There is no cliff hanger in this book.

The narrator was good. I felt I was listening to different people.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audio book by the author.

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  • Peter
  • 02-22-17

Super powered teen in a super powered world.

This book is easy enough to pick up without listening to the previous ones. Kevin Hardman does a good job letting you know enough about the characters, their history and relationships even if this is your first book in the series.

The writing is good crafting the events that unfold, the story is well paced and I never felt board or confused about what was happening in both high powered combat or more mundane situations. The whole book is written from one view point character that keeps it grounded and lets you get to know the main character and their thoughts.

The characters are believable and despite them having super powers they seem to be people with their own goals and motivations. Mikael Naramore adds to this doing another good job lending each character their own unique voice, helping to keep the story both immersive and engaging.

One thing that detracts a bit from the tension is that the main character is more than a little overpowered and despite all the things that happens to them I never felt there was any real risk to them. Their power set gives them at least one power suitable to get them out of almost any situation. Yet as with most high powered superhero stories it is the risks to others which motivates them more than the risks to them.

If you like superheros then this book is worth a listen and I am happy with the time I spent listing to it.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.