GAMES & GAMERS

Videogame-inspired listens
Button-mashers rejoice! Gaming books are all the rage, and we can't wait to hit the play button on each new release. The classic hits of the 80s and 90s are making a comeback in the form of fun, quirky fiction with enough clever references to beloved 8-bit games and arcade classics to satisfy any gaming geek. Fans of major games like World of Warcraft and Halo can continue their adventures long after the final level with new additions to novels based on the games. And for those who want a deeper dive into the industry, nonfiction new releases will give you an insider look into the minds behind the top games and consoles in recent history—no cheat code necessary.
    • Ready Player One

    • By: Ernest Cline
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 199,049
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 185,856
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185,458

    At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

    • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Off to Be the Wizard

    • By: Scott Meyer
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24,979
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23,387

    It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hang in there

    • By Kelly Pivik on 03-04-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Illidan: World of Warcraft

    • By: William King
    • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,718
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,344
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,331

    Illidan Stormrage is one of the most powerful beings ever to walk the lands of Azeroth. He is also one of the least understood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good lore and unaccounted events explained

    • By Federico on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Halo: Glasslands

    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: Euan Morton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446

    The Covenant has collapsed after a long, brutal war that saw billions slaughtered on Earth and her colonies.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the Halo saga

    • By Derrick on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Quest for the Diamond Sword

    • A Minecraft Gamer's Adventure
    • By: Winter Morgan
    • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    One morning, Steve finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • My children loved it!

    • By Ryan on 01-04-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Renaissance

    • Assassin's Creed, Book 1
    • By: Oliver Bowden
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 560
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 510

    Betrayed by the ruling families of Italy, Ezio Auditore embarks upon an epic quest for vengeance. To eradicate corruption and restore his family's honor, he will learn the art of the Assassins....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, Great Narration.

    • By Jason on 05-22-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Darksiders: The Abomination Vault

    • By: Ari Marmell
    • Narrated by: Bob Walter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 276
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275

    Ride with the Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they seek to unearth a plot that could plunge all of Creation into chaos....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Meet snarky Death and his deadly secrets.

    • By Ms. Rocki on 05-24-13

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Diablo III: The Order

    • By: Nate Kenyon
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 607
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 573
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 572

    For more than ten years, Diablo has been one of PC gaming’s iconic and blockbuster franchises, with millions of players experiencing to this day all the adventure and terror in the world of Sanctuary....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable experience

    • By Ana on 06-30-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne

    • By: David Gaider
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 781
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 663

    After his mother, the beloved Rebel Queen, is betrayed and murdered by her own faithless lords, young Maric becomes the leader of a rebel army....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Never played the game, but a good story.

    • By Joshua on 09-09-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Perfect Dark

    • Initial Vector
    • By: Greg Rucka
    • Narrated by: Orlagh Cassidy, Scott Sowers
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    The year is 2020: Corporations control everything....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • almost perfect dark

    • By Norman on 03-04-06

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Battlefront: Twilight Company

    • Star Wars
    • By: Alexander Freed
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,080
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,884
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,884

    A companion novel inspired by the hotly anticipated video game Star Wars: Battlefront, this action-packed adventure follows a squad of soldiers caught in the trenches....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's an OK story....

    • By Bradley A. Saylor on 05-03-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • United States of Japan

    • By: Peter Tieryas
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 185

    United States of Japan is set in a gripping alternate history where the Japanese Empire rules over America with huge robots....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • FLESH PHONE

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Mass Effect

    • Revelation
    • By: Drew Karpyshyn
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,442
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,239

    Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished 50,000 years ago....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enhances the enjoyment of the games substantially

    • By Some Dude on 09-01-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Gears of War

    • Aspho Fields
    • By: Karen Traviss
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519

    As kids, the three of them were inseparable; as soldiers, they were torn apart....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOTS OF DEPTH FOR GEARHEADS

    • By Mike Honcho on 06-17-11

    Regular price: $21.38

    • Starcraft II: Heaven's Devils

    • By: William C. Dietz
    • Narrated by: Neil Kaplan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 599
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507

    For the poor, hardworking citizens of the Confederacy's fringe worlds, the Guild Wars have exacted a huge toll.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Starcraft lovers rejoice

    • By Alfredo on 08-20-10

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Bioshock: Rapture

    • Bioshock, Book 1
    • By: John Shirley
    • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,042
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 957
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 958

    It was the end of World War II. America's sense of freedom was diminishing - and many were desperate to take that freedom back....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • YAAY! Finally . . . Wait, What!?

    • By Jason on 06-29-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • HALO: Fractures - Extraordinary Tales from the Halo Canon

    • By: Tobias Buckell, Troy Denning, Matt Forbeck, and others
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 554
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496

    Launch once more into galaxy-spanning conflict and legendary heroism, shards of an ever-expanding journey where human and alien alike find their finest hours in facing their greatest challenges....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • nice if you read most the books of the halo series

    • By Hi there on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Infernal City

    • Elder Scrolls Series #1
    • By: Greg Keyes
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 546
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 508

    Four decades after the Oblivion Crisis, Tamriel is threatened anew by an ancient and all-consuming evil....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Umbriel is coming

    • By Brenden Zapp on 02-01-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Warcraft: Durotan

    • The Official Movie Prequel
    • By: Christie Golden
    • Narrated by: Toby Longworth
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 723
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674

    In the world of Draenor, the strong and fiercely independent Frostwolf Clan are faced with increasingly harsh winters and thinning herds....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic... his voices are spot on! A+

    • By John McCoy on 08-03-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Last Descendants

    • An Assassin's Creed Novel Series
    • By: Matthew J. Kirby
    • Narrated by: Dan Bittner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    An all-new series based on the hit Ubisoft(R) video game franchise Assassin's Creed. Part historical fiction, part tie-in, this novel creates an all-new narrative fans of the video games will love....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpectedly good

    • By Russell L Wilson on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $19.59

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