Goblin Slayer audio book Vol. 1 out – almost 7 hours of dark fantasy and adventure

Goblin Slayer audio book, Volume 1 features full unabridged light novel

If you prefer your Japanese dark fantasy light novels in audio form, you will not want to miss the just released Goblin Slayer audio book, Volume 1.


The latest audio book from Yen Press came out yesterday, November 28th, 2023, and is one of a slew of audio books of light novels now available via the American publisher.

The Goblin Slayer audio book, Volume 1 is the audio version of the popular light novel written by Kumo Kagyu and features an illustration from original artist Noboru Kannatuki.

The book is read by Hayden Daviau, Brad Hawkins and Josh Bangle — members of the Goblin Slayer anime series’ English dub cast — and is the unabridged version at 6 hours and 57 minutes in total length.

That means there is plenty of material to accompany you on a long car journey, flight or walk.

Just like its physical and digital version, the plot of the Goblin Slayer audio book, Volume 1 goes like this:

A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It’s the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue–a man who’s dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary.

And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there’s no telling who might come calling next…

Grab the first volume in the new Goblin Slayer audio series now, as Volume 2 is due out in February, 2024.

You can do that on various audio platforms via Yen Press with a list price of $25.98 US / $32.98 CA, although most companies are currently selling it at lower prices than that.

Meanwhile, the original Goblin Slayer light novels now have 16 volumes out in Japanese and English in digital and physical copies,

The English volumes are available via Yen Press.

Cover art for Goblin Slayer manga Vol. 1

There is also a manga adaptation that has 14 volumes out in Japanese, and 13 in English, with its latest also being published by Yen Press this month.

Goblin Slayer has been adapted into a hit anime series, with its first season broadcasting in late 2018 and its second season ongoing now.