As many popular movies, TV shows, and even video games are based on best selling books it is no wonder that some of the underrated novels are finally getting the appreciation they deserve. Titles like Game of Thrones, The Witcher, and True Blood for example, definitely made hordes of people pick up A Song of Ice and Fire, The Last Wish, and The Southern Vampire Mysteries.
In the majority of the cases, the source material is way better than what is presented on the screen, and that is why we become hooked on searching more great titles. One of the most efficient ways to go over a lengthy novel is via audiobooks, especially if one has a short attention span. So, for all of you out there who enjoy a good sci-fi or epic fantasy genre, these are some of the must-hear audiobook titles.
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) – Dennis E. Taylor
After Bob sells his software, the future seems really bright as he can finally do all the things he likes. It is unfortunate that he meets his end while crossing the street and then wakes up 117 years in a future in a form of sentient AI controlled by the state. Bob has the honour of guiding an interstellar probe on a mission to find planets that support life. If he refuses he will be shut down. If he accepts though, he becomes a target, as other countries are also in the race to find inhabitable worlds.
Childhood’s End – Arthur C. Clarke
If you haven’t already seen the short TV series, you are in for quite a ride. Childhood’s End is a book about a peaceful Alien invasion that wants to turn the world into Utopia. They end all wars and create a united world government. However, they refuse to reveal themselves, and they run the show from the orbiting space ships.
The Goblin Emperor – Katherine Addison
A half-goblin half-elf boy of royal blood becomes an heir to the throne after his father and three brothers are all killed in a strange airship crash. As he has been raised in exile, fully alienated from his royal heritage, it is extremely difficult to take on the mantel of an emperor. Despite his lack of connections and social polish Maia decides to take his responsibilities head-on and even unravel the mystery surrounding the tragic death of his family.
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline
Ready Player One takes place in a bleak future, where people turned to the ultimate form of escapism, which is a virtual massive multiplayer online game called OASIS. Teenage Wade Watts is a protagonist, and along with his group of friends, he is trying to find an elusive Easter Egg in this massive virtual reality. The stakes are high, as whoever finds the Easter Egg first gets to inherit the ownership rights to the game, and corporations that want to monetize its advertising potential cannot be allowed to claim it. Anyone who loves the 80s will absolutely love the story.