Fool: A Novel

Christopher Moore derived the plot for Fool directly from Shakespeare's King Lear. However, Moore's novel is seen through the eyes of the Fool, Pocket. This novel is an utterly bizarre and funny take on the Bard’s tale of a mad king and his deceitful daughters. In a sense, Fool is almost an ode to Shakespeare - throughout the novel Moore makes references to a handful of Shakespeare's other works through quotes and actual characters.

The Fool's Girl

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare is one of his lightest comedies – cross-dressing and cases of mistaken identity lead to two happily-ever-afters: a wedding for our heroine Viola, and one for her twin brother, Sebastian, as well. In Celia Rees’s novel, The Fool's Girl, her affection for Shakespeare shines throughout the tale, which centers on Viola’s daughter and Sebastian’s son. In addition to this next generation, fan-favorite Twelfth Night characters take center stage – along with the Bard himself – in this fun, historical introduction to Shakespeare.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel

A.J. Hartley and David Hewson's novelization of Shakespeare's Hamletwas chosen as the Best Audiobook on Audible of 2014. Narrated by Richard Armitage (swoon) of The Hobbit, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark takes Shakespeare's original play into unexpected realms and reinvents the story we all thought we knew.

Macbeth: A Novel

In this full-length novel written exclusively for audio, authors A. J. Hartley and David Hewson rethink literature’s most infamous married couple, grounding them in a medieval Scotland whose military and political upheavals are as stark and dramatic as the landscape in which they are played. Alan Cumming (The Spy Kids Trilogy, X2: X-Men United, The Good Wife) lends his remarkable talent to this dark and gritty tale.

Something Wicked This Way comes

The title of Ray Bradbury's dark and expertly crafted blend of fantasy and horror derives its name directly from Shakespeare's Macbeth, where in Act IV, the Second Witch senses the arrival of Macbeth to the witches' cave with the prophetic line,
"By the pricking of my thumbs Something wicked this way comes."
Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes follows two 13-year-old best friends and their terrifying experience with a traveling carnival. While the plot of Bradbury's work doesn't stem from Macbeth, the title elicits such an unsettling feeling, you know you're in for a nightmarish-ride well before Chapter 1.

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green's YA bestseller, The Fault in Our Stars focuses on one of the toughest topics - child cancer. Told through the point of view of Hazel Grace, a 16-year-old cancer patient, The Fault in Our Stars is a beautiful love story amidst devastating circumstances. Green's title is taken from Shakespeare's Julius Casear when Cassius says to Brutus,
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars But in ourselves, that we are underlings."
While Cassius dismisses the notion of fate, Green blatantly disagrees.

Romeo and Jude: An Audible Original Drama

Romeo and Juliet is probably Shakespeare's most universally accessible and recognizable play - from its tragic love story, to its ever-quotable line, "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?" you'd be hard-pressed to fine someone who isn't familiar with this work. Cue Mary Ross whose gritty, emotional, and unapologetically modern take of Romeo and Juliet; thrusts issues of gender and sexuality to the forefront.