We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe Audiobook

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

Regular Price:£14.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
    • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

One of NPR's Best Books of 2016 and a 2016 Nebula Award finalist for Best Novella

Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women's College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her.

©2016 Tor.com (P)2017 TalkingBook

What the Critics Say

"Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life. Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft's work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt's quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading." (Pamela Sargent, winner of the Nebula Award)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.3 (3 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
3.7 (3 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
2.3 (3 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance


There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Sort by:
  • Tal
    05/10/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awesome Sci Fi"

    Vellitt Boe is one of the coolest science fiction stories I've read/heard in a long time. Congrats to Kij Jonson for pulling this off! AWESOME!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    30/08/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Science Fiction! "
    Any additional comments?

    So good! I can see why it was up for so many awards. Can't wait to listen again!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    NC
    29/08/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "wonderful story written and read by a real talent!"

    Wonderful story written and read by a real talented author! Can't wait for more from this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    16/08/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awesome Scifi!"
    Any additional comments?

    It's so awesome a book like this gets so much love. Great story and great narration from the author!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Adam
    10/08/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sci Fi fantasy at its best"

    I can see why Kij Johnson was nominated for a Hugo award. This book is so wonderfully imaginative and it feels like I've been there. Definitely one of the good ones.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • James
    07/05/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent audiobook!"
    Would you listen to The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe again? Why?

    Absolutely! This is a brilliant take on Lovecraft's "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath." With Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson was able to recreate the expansive wonder of the tale that inspired it. Absorbing and enjoyable.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Debra Hartrum
    25/01/18
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awesome Science Fiction Fantasy!"

    Kij Johnson is a badass. Book won a bunch of awards and I can see why. Beautiful universe.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kay Lynn Ediger
    12/12/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great listen! "

    Took awhile to get used to narration. Enjoyable story. Interesting premise. I recommend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Russ
    HOT SPRINGS, New Caledonia
    19/10/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Truly Awesome"

    I really enjoyed the amount of detail put into this book. The author did a wonderful job narrating. Great sci fi!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brent
    21/09/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wow! Awesome! "
    Any additional comments?

    This was great. Loved every chapter and every word. Good job to the author in narrating her book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.