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 191,856
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 179,159
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178,784

    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
    • ADD TO CART, POWER UP +10000

    • By Travis on 09-22-11

    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 24,143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,603
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,602

    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 4,512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,147

    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 1,532
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,391
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398

    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 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    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 551
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 502

    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 292
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    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 593
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 557

    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 759
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 640
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 642

    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
    • A Great Prequel for Dragon Age

    • By MercilessFir on 01-21-11

    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 128
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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 3,021
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,829
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,829

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The War in Star Wars

    • By jordan on 11-10-15

    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 184
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 177

    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 1,407
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211

    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 617
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503

    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 583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493

    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 1,002
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 921
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 922

    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 537
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 482

    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 517
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 481

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good read for Elder Scrolls and ESO Fans

    • By Losse on 02-25-13

    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 709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 661

    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 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    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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