Movie Tie-ins: Audiobooks

(Ed. Note: the following is from our audio contributor, Robin Whitten, Editor and Founder of AudioFile)

Many people like to read the book before they see the movie. This year, there are plenty of upcoming movies that also have “audiobook tie-ins.” So, people can say, “I didn’t see the movie, but I listened to the audio.” 

Check out these AudioFile reviews of current and upcoming audiobook tie-ins (click on titles to read the reviews):


Q&A / SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (film title) (Vikas Swarup)

The movie, a surprise Oscar contender, is getting a lot of media attention, even though it is only in limited release right now. It will be reaching more theaters in January.

  • Trade Ed., Audio Partners, 2005
  • CD ISBN 157270487X  $27.95 • Five CDs




TWILIGHT (Stephenie Meyer); movie release date, 11/21/08

  • Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2005
  • CS ISBN 0307282953  $55.00 • Eight cassettes
  • CD ISBN 0307282961  $75.00 • Eleven CDs

 

 

THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX (Kate DiCamillo);  movie release date 12/19/08

  • Listening Library
  • Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
  • Price: $14.99
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-9913-9 (1-4000-9913-7)

 


THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (F. Scott Fitzgerald); movie release date 12/25/08

  • Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2007
  • CS ISBN 9780786149872  $22.95 • Two cassettes
  • CD ISBN 9780786157761  $27.00 / $11.95(R) • Three CDs




MARLEY & ME (John Grogan); movie release date 12/25/08

  • Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006
  • CS ISBN 1419396285  $69.75 / $18.50(R) • Seven cassettes
  • CD ISBN 1419396307  $99.75 / $18.50(R) • Nine CDs

 


NOT EASILY BROKEN (T.D. Jakes); movie release date 01/09/09

  • Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2006
  • CS ISBN 978-0-7927-4544-0  $59.95 • Six cassettes
  • CD ISBN 978-0-7927-4492-4  $74.95 • Seven CDs
  • MP3-CD ISBN 978-0-7927-4567-9  $44.95 • One MP3-CDs

 


INKHEART (Cornelia Funke); movie release date 01/23/09

  • Library Ed. • Listening Library • 2003
  • CS ISBN 0807219517  $55.00 • Ten cassettes
  • CD ISBN 0807220108  $85.00 • Fourteen CDs

 

CORALINE: Movie Tie-In CD

This a low-priced ($9.95; the original was $22) movie tie-in version of the original unabridged audio, read by Neil Gaiman.

  • Audio CD: $9.95; unabridged
  • Reader: Neil Gaiman
  • Publisher: HarperChildrensAudio; (October 28, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0061660167
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061660160
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THE SOLOIST (Steve Lopez); movie release date 3/13/09

  • Library Ed. Blackstone Audiobooks. 2008
  • CS ISBN 9781433215193  $44.95
  • Five cassettes
    CD ISBN 9781433215209  $60.00 • Six CDs

 

THE ROAD (Cormac McCarthy) 2009/TBA

  • Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006
  • CS ISBN 9781428105492  $51.75 / $14.50(R) • Six cassettes
  • CD ISBN 9781428105515  $77.75 / $14.50(R) • Six CDs

 

And watch for upcoming AudioFile reviews of the audiobook tie-ins to:

  • REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (Richard Yates); release date  12/26/08
  • THE READER (Bernhard Schlink); release date 1/09
  • DEFIANCE (Nechama Tec); release date 12/31/08 (wide on 1/16)

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