Kindle 2 Live Up to the Hype? March 3, 2009 by Barbara J. Feldman Leave a Comment Share Tweet Share PinShares 0Does Amazon’s Kindle 2 live up to the hype? Here are three reviews of the new e-book reader. CNET editors rated it “Excellent” Alatest gave it a 96 out of 100. The New York Times concludes “Good before, better now.”.