Six Immersive Audiobooks Inspired by Video Games

Have you ever listened to an audiobook that is so well narrated, you become completely immersed in the author’s world? We love that experience. For Video Games Day (celebrated on July 8th), we have a few recommendations that will make you think you’re in an RPG. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Read By: Wil Wheaton

This iconic story is read by Wil Wheaton, a well-known video gamer and geeky pop culture enthusiast. Follow our hero Wade Watts as he plugs into the virtual world of OASIS. Find clues to solve puzzles and stay alive with this thrilling listen. Make sure to hear it before the movie comes out next year.
Listen to an excerpt READY PLAYER ONE

Author: Ernest Cline
Read By: Wil Wheaton

Have you ever wished that one of your favorite books, movies, or video games was real? Armada’s Zack Lightman gets his wish when a starship from his favorite video game lands on Earth. Another classic from Ernest Cline, this is a must-listen for video-game fans. Wil Wheaton also narrates.
Listen to an excerpt ARMADA

Click Here to Start (A Novel)

This middle-grade book asks the question “What if video games are prepping you to solve the ultimate real-life puzzle?” Would you be ready? Go on the hunt for buried treasure with Ted, Caleb, and Isabel, and test your skills.
Listen to an excerpt CLICK HERE TO START

Author: Marie Lu
Read By: Nancy Wu

When Emika Chen accidentally hacks her way into the most popular game in the world, she has no idea how things will play out. The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites series returns this fall with this highly anticipated novel.
Listen to an excerpt WARCROSS


Best known for his role on How I Met Your Mother, Jason Segel became a novelist with his Nightmares! children’s books. This fall he’ll venture into young-adult fiction with Otherworld, a fantastical rendition of real world vs. virtual reality. Which one will you choose?

Listen to an excerpt OTHERWORLD


Holly Jennings’s gripping tale of the RAGE tournaments, a gruesome video-game competition broadcast for the entertainment of millions, is part Hunger Games, part Ready Player One. In this story we meet Kali Ling, who is selected as the first female captain in the tournament’s history. She soon learns that there are secrets at every level of the games.

Listen to an excerpt ARENA