• Velveteen vs. the Multiverse

  • Velveteen, Volume 2
  • By: Seanan McGuire
  • Narrated by: Allison McLemore
  • Series: Velveteen, Book 2
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-24-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (185 ratings)

Regular price: $24.95

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Publisher's Summary

He was the last great hero of his generation. Velma Martinez - Velveteen - had never intended to be a great hero, but she was out of choices. "Hello, Jolly Roger." "Hello, bunny-eared girl who's taken over my ship. Have you come to collect the bounty on my head?" "I've come because Dame Fortuna told me how to find you, and we need your help." Velveteen crossed her arms. "The Super Patriots are corrupt, and I think Marketing is evil, and they have my best friend, and we want her back." Jolly Roger blinked, several times, before turning to the Princess. "Is she for real?" "She is," said the Princess, sounding smug. "She would have been happy stayin' out of the way for her entire life, but The Super Patriots forgot the first rule of rabbits. Don't follow them into their dens. They're meaner than they look." Velma hadn't wanted to be a superhero, had walked away from it all once before. But when love and friendship call Velveteen to fight, she can't run away, no matter the odds. Award-winning author Seanan McGuire chronicles Velveteen's ultimate battle in this concluding (for now!) volume of her adventures.
©2013 Seanan McGuire (P)2013 Audible Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Erin - Audible on 01-17-14

Velveteen vs My Heart

Imagine a world where instead of Hollywood, the Kardashians, Real Housewives, and the Bachelor, you had The Super Patriots. And The Super Patriots had the world's best marketing division. And it's always on. Velveteen’s world looks and functions exactly like ours, except their celebrities are superhumans – and the marketing division decides the vantage points of good and evil. As you can imagine, anyone not with them must be against them – but when 95% of the world’s operational superheroes are with them… being against them gets a little tricky.

Velveteen is a superhuman whose focus has always been on the human, rather than the super. She wants the world to reflect that back at her. I do, too. She is a heroine I could have met on the subway yesterday.

When Seanan McGuire started writing Velveteen shorts, I don't think she expected her "silly superhero stories" to resonate so soundly with the world we live in, to tell a truth so firmly and make us laugh until we cry with poignancy and wit. I haven’t listened with a book without stopping for a long time but, I powered through Velveteen (clocking in at twelve and half hours) in almost exactly two days. That should tell you something about Velveteen and the enrapturing world she takes you to.

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5 out of 5 stars
By The J on 08-01-14

Men's Voices

What did you love best about Velveteen vs. the Multiverse?

I love the story and the performance overall. Seanan McGuire is awesome!

What other book might you compare Velveteen vs. the Multiverse to and why?

Hero by Perry Moore - because they're both stories about the protagonist as underdog hero and the heroes are the villains.

Have you listened to any of Allison McLemore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

1) Tag getting attacked by the killer robots (I won't tell you what happens). 2) Victoriana in the vampire dimension (loved it and loved Vampire Princess!!!!)

Any additional comments?

The vocal performance was excellent, overall, but there were points towards the end where the male voice characterizations were a little blurry. I totally loved the voice artist's characterizations of Velveteen, Princess, Jacquiline (Jackee? Jacqui? Jacki?) Frost, Victoriana, and Polychrome. I was telling my friends on facebook about Victoriana and Polychrome (Polly Chrome?).

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