World of Warcraft is a vast and immersive world that has exploded beyond online gaming into tabletop games, comics, movies, novels and more. If you love World of Warcraft, you’ll want to explore more of its universe. And as they won’t take time away from gaming, World of Warcraft audiobooks can be an excellent solution. Ten of the twenty-five World of Warcraft novels are available as audiobooks.
Note: Blizzard, the creators of World of Warcraft, have begun to push for more diversity in their games. But the diversity of their game Overwatch upset some straight white male fans. So it’s clear the gaming world still has some distance to travel here. And it is worth acknowledging that all these books are written by white people.
There is much debate online about the best reading order for the World of Warcraft audiobooks and novels. We’ve ordered by date of publication, with information about each one.
Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak
When Azeroth was a young world the god-like Titans brought order and design. The design was called the Emerald Dream. An area within the Emerald Dream has become corrupted, causing the Emerald Nightmare. Now all who come into contact with the Nightmare are corrupted in turn.
Wolfheart by Richard A. Knaak
A conflict known as the Cataclysm has engulfed all Azeroth. In its aftermath, turmoil reigns between the Horde and the Alliance. War machines grow and seek to overthrow political and elven forces.
Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War by Christie Golden
A peacekeeper strives to mend relationships between the Horde and the Alliance. But the trauma of battle could lead the peacekeeper to call for war.
Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde by Michael Stackpole
Dawn of the Aspects by Richard A. Knaak
War Crimes by Christie Golden
World of Warcraft: Illidan by William King
Traveller by Greg Weisman