Where things are adapted to audio-only media such as {{Radio}}, Audiobooks, or {{Audio Play}}s. Some are full adaptations, usually from {{Literature}}, ComicBooks, or {{Manga}}, giving the then silent characters voices. Others are [[AllThereInTheManual side-stories]] for the franchise released in an immerse world of sound, a favorite path for animated fare since, after all, they already have the voice actors and sound effects.

Some particular pitfalls of this kind of adaptation include NarratingTheObvious (where descriptive text is just put directly into the mouth of one of the characters present, making them sound like an interpreter for the blind) and NoPronunciationGuide.

This is especially common in Japan. Since they're pretty cheap to produce (you just need the actors, some sound effects, and mixing equipment to make them), a popular work, be it {{manga}}, {{anime}}, a VideoGame or what have you will often get several "Drama [=CDs=]" as spinoffs, pseudo-sequels, prequels and interquels to fill in the world and characters. Since the production values aren't too high and for better franchises the actors can ''like'' doing them, you can produce a fair number of them and still make a good profit. However, their all-audio nature makes exporting them [[NoExportForYou a nightmare]]. Drama [=CDs=] are the #1 source of AllThereInTheManual problems for exported Japanese products; because the form is very uncommon in America, there's no real place to sell them, unionised actors drive costs up, etc. As a result, these basically never leave Japan, which can end up being hugely problematic for fans overseas who are missing parts of the story (and for any producers who care about exporting, since they know it's all but impossible for overseas fans to get that part of the story).

Creator/TheBBC also produce a fair few of these for broadcast on Radio 4, including some regular features such as "Book at Bedtime" and "Saturday Play".

Contrast with SoundToScreenAdaptation.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Lots of manga and anime have audio dramas, from ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' to ''Manga/CountCain'' to ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}''. Then there's the "[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Nyoron Churuya]]" audio drama. Usually, these only exist in Japanese.
* A great number of {{manga}} and LightNovels have Drama [=CDs=] released before, during and after their animated adaptations. Sometimes the voice actors between the Drama CD version and the anime version can change. Many a VisualNovel also has a Drama CD included, usually as a bonus. This isn't much of a stretch either, since the line between visual novel and audio adaptation is thin.
* The [[AllThereInTheManual Sound Stages]] of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' have been an integral part of the franchise from the start, giving additional side-adventures, back-stories, and setting information that would get referenced in the main part of the series, with certain tidbits in the anime only becoming clear if you've listened to these. The biggest one of these is ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'', an entire StoryArc set [[TimeSkip three years after the third season]].
* The ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'' has several set between anime seasons:
** ''Slayers EX (Extra)'' and ''Slayers N>EX'': Set after the first season and second seasons, there are four stories based off of the prequel ''Slayers Special'' novels, but they implement Lina's allies instead of [[UnknownRival Naga]]. Naga does appear in ''N>EX'', though.
** ''The Return of Slayers EX'': Five original stories set after seasons 2 and 3, including [[spoiler:a run-in with bugs in Saillune's sewer system, meeting baby Val (the reincarnation of the BigBad of season 3), a hysterical failed attempt to help Zelgadis with his body, and Lina and Naga reminiscing during their old age.]]
** ''Slayers Nextra'': Set after the second season, a full-scale adventure, unlike the others.
** A prologue and epilogue for the ''Slayers Premium'' NonSerialMovie; the prologue creates an [[ContinuitySnarl issue in continuity]] by setting two seasons five years apart, which supposedly isn't true in-universe.
** Two dramas based off of the fourth and fifth seasons of the anime; there is an epilogue story for the one based on ''Evolution-R.''
** A {{Crossover}} story starring the ''Slayers'' cast and the ''LightNovel/SorcerousStabberOrphen'' cast.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' and ''[[Anime/NegimaSecondSeason Negima!?]]'' had some drama [=CDs=], which if nothing else, are notable for [[FandomNod actually referencing the fandom's popular]] "[=KonoSetsu=]" PortmanteauCoupleName in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-rNKfXCJ8U one of the tracks.]]
** A more recent one is the [[https://sites.google.com/site/translationcd/home/mahou-sensei-negima-drama-cd-farewell-my-beloved-red-wings Ala Rubra Drama CD]]. Specifically the following:
*** [[spoiler: Breaking Arika out of the prison.]]
*** [[spoiler: A HotSpringsEpisode where the men of Ala Rubra try to take Eishun's glasses.]]
*** [[spoiler: Reenacting the part where Eishun is the [[TeamChef Nabe Shogun]] and Rakan defeats him yet again with the same trick.]]
*** [[spoiler: Nagi VS Rakan. From fighting, an endurance race in the hot springs AND bungee jumping.]]
*** [[spoiler: [[ShipperOnDeck THE ENTIRE Ala Rubra]] ships Nagi and Arika together. Even Rakan gives an example on how to sweet talk Arika to Nagi. Everyone's impressed except for Nagi [[ObliviousToLove who just laughs at it.]]]]
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' had a radio play called ''Blind Target'', complete with its own theme songs, which was later adapted into a manga (causing a form of AdaptationDisplacement in America).
* Both the manga and anime versions of ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' spawned drama [=CDs=]. The anime version is particularly notable for being a HighSchoolAU and allowing the voice actors from the anime to purposefully make fun of their characters by [[LargeHam being as hammy as possible]].
* A ''really'' notorious example is ''Manga/GetterRobo Armageddon'', which was the animation sequel... to a popular, long-running radio drama based on the Getter franchise that 99% of anime fans had never even ''heard'' of when ''Armageddon'' first made its way to America. Fans end up missing a fair bit of backstory as a result.
* ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'' has two audio dramas. One which explains the deal with the ghost which kicked off the events of the second episode, only to be forgotten by the end. The other tells of how Filicia and Rio first met, along with an explanation of the history of Helvetia after TheGreatOffScreenWar, at least as far as the characters know.
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' has four Drama [=CDs=] - three of which were packaged in the home video releases and one that was released at a convention. The even numbered [=CDs=] are probably non-canon since they are light-hearted SliceOfLife [[SelfParody Self Parodies]] of the series. However, the odd numbered [=CDs=] contain [[AllThereInTheManual rather important background information]] including the identity of the cat seen in the anime's TitleSequence and the prior relationship between Mami and Kyoko that was only implied in the anime. (The latter would actually get a ComicBookAdaptation in a SpinOff entitled ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story''.)
** Incidentally, an interview with the writer for some of the Drama [=CDs=] revealed that [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally they would have been a direct continuation of the anime's events.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' has the comedic [[SelfParody Self-Parody]] ''AudioPlay/EvangelionAfterTheEnd'', featuring the cast as AnimatedActors who discusses how to {{retool}} the TV show to appeal to a wider audience. Much ConversationalTroping occurs, and it is actually surprisingly in-character.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** ''Pokémon'' has many Japanese-exclusive radio dramas. For example, ''The Rocket-dan's Secret Empire'' is a series of dramas where Musashi (Jessie) and Kojiro (James) act out plays together. In at least one case, their characters were named "Jessie" and "James" in reference to their {{Dub Name Change}}s.
** ''It's A White Tomorrow, Team Rocket!'' is an Original Series drama where a Team Rocket delivery trainee named Mondo meets the Team Rocket trio.
** ''Radio/PokemonTheBirthOfMewtwo'' was a Japanese-only radio drama backstory to ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. It was later adapted into Mewtwo's [[AMinorKidroduction Kidroduction]] for rereleases of the film.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' has been adapted to radio form many times. [[Radio/TheAdventuresOfSuperman The first one]] gave birth to the popular "It's a bird! It's a plane!" opening, and was responsible for creating kryptonite as well. [[http://www.worldhistoryblog.com/2005/12/stetson-kennedy-and-superman-beat-kkk.html It was also possibly responsible for killing the KKK.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' likewise has had a few stints, albeit brief, ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' being adapted by Creator/TheBBC.
* Graphic Audio has since joined with DC to bring a number of the company's properties into "Long Car Ride" radio versions, including both original stories, and adaptations of many a CrisisCrossover. The ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'' one is particularly good.
** Marvel has also joined their ranks. Currently they have the adaptation of ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' as well as an original novel based on Franchise/SpiderMan and an upcoming original story based on ''ComicBook/TheUltimates''.
* In the late '70s, there was a short-lived radio show version of ''ComicBook/FantasticFour''. It reasonably faithfully followed the original comic issues, but is probably best known as a very early role of a pre-''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' Creator/BillMurray, playing Johnny Storm.

* ''Fanfic/TheChangelingOfTheGuard'': Beginning in November 2017, the youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI7HD3B0Md0jewkhsg-UD7Q Fanfiction Reader]] began featuring this story as read by a computer voice. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0Kizf2_iaA&list=PL9t4yi6D1qAln1_87UWgrIiFRA7F1szb5 Begin listening here.]]
** [[WordOfGod The author]] has expressed amusement at some of the effects caused by having a computer read the story.
* The author of the ''Videogame/{{Undertale}}'' FanFic [[ [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Visiontale Visiontale]] made an audio drama for Chapter 41, the in-game equivalent of the moments leading up to the protagonist meeting Asgore. The first half can be found [[https://soundcloud.com/user815390209/visiontale-chapter-41-part-1 here]], and the second half can be found [[https://soundcloud.com/user815390209/visiontale-chapter-41-part-2 here]].


* All three original ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies had [[Radio/StarWarsRadioDramas radio play adaptations]] broadcast by Creator/{{NPR}}: ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars_(radio) Star Wars]]'' in 1981, ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/The_Empire_Strikes_Back_(radio) The Empire Strikes Back]]'' in 1983, and ''[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Return_of_the_Jedi_(radio) Return of the Jedi]]'' in 1996. The first one is ''very'' famous for including a whole lot of stuff that ended up on the cutting room floor of the original movie, including early scenes on Alderaan with King Organa, a long chat between Biggs Darklighter and Luke that established both their characters, and a greatly expanded interrogation scene between Vader and Leia.
** As have the following comic book arcs: Tales of the Jedi Knights of the Old Republic, TOTJ Freedon Nadd Rebellion, TOTJ Dark Lords of the Sith, ComicBook/DarkEmpire I, II and Empire's End, Crimson Empire, and the three Dark Forces graphic novels. Oddly enough, they never finished them by releasing the two more Tales of the Jedi arcs featuring Ulic Qel-Droma as well as making Crimson Empire II. ComicBook/DarkEmpire has some script changes.
* The {{Radio}} show ''Radio/LuxRadioTheatre'' was a long-running program adapting hit (and some lesser) movies to radio drama form. It was produced and hosted by Creator/CecilBDeMille.
** The ''Lux'' adaptation of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife'' was recently remade, with Bill Pullman as George Bailey.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/MaxFleischersGulliversTravels Gulliver's Travels]]'' was given a 30-minute adaptation for radio's ''Good News of 1940'', and was presented with a FramingDevice of Gulliver returning to Lilliput to visit his tiny friends. Jessica Dragonette and Lanny Ross, the singing voices of Princess Glory and Prince David respectively, did their singing ''and'' speaking voices for the broadcast.


* Creator/{{BBC}} Radio has produced lots of adaptations of books, many of them starring well-known actors like Christopher Lee and David Warner.
** ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', with full cast and sound effects. Interestingly, it starred Ian Holm as Frodo (Holm would go on to play Bilbo in Peter Jackson's live-action films) and featured Peter Woodthorpe as Gollum (Woodthorpe had previously voiced the character in Ralph Bakshi's 1978 animated Lord of the Rings film); Woodthorpe's Gollum had a pretty clear influence on Andy Serkis'.
** ''Literature/TheHobbit'', with full cast, sound effects, and original material (such as Bilbo talking back to the narrator)
** All of the Literature/SherlockHolmes stories, with full cast and sound effects
** The Literature/{{Discworld}} novels ''Guards! Guards!'', ''The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents'', ''Night Watch'', ''Small Gods'' and ''Eric'' adapted for radio, with full cast and sound effects.
** A number of Creator/RobertRankin novels, including ''Brightonomicon'' and the ''Brentford Trilogy'', with full cast and sound effects
** Creator/MaryShelley's ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' (full cast, sound effects)
** Ghost stories by a variety of authors (full casts, sound effects)
** A number of Franchise/{{Tintin}}'s adventures. In these adaptations, Snowy takes on the role of extraneous narration and comic relief that can't be accomplished through dialogue and would have been accomplished through artwork in the original.
** The ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy - although there are actually ''two'' adaptations of this one: a radio adaptation and a full-cast unabridged recording, narrated by author Creator/PhilipPullman. Both were produced by the Creator/{{BBC}}.
** The [[Literature/{{Foundation}} Foundation Trilogy]] (full cast, sound effects, recorded at the BBC Radiohonic Workshop and one of the BBC's first ever stereophonic radio productions)
** ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', full cast, sound effects
** ''Literature/AdrianMole''. In fact, original Adrian Mole monologues were written for ''Pirate Radio 4'', a teenage magazine show that also included ''Series/DoctorWho: Slipback'' (below). These were [[RecursiveAdaptation recursively adapted]] into "Adrian Mole at the BBC" in ''True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole''.
** ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' got this treatment (full cast, sound effects) in TheEighties.
** ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'', ''Literature/GoodOmens'' and ''Literature/AnansiBoys'', with full cast and sound effects.
** LenDeighton's ''Bomber'', split into sections and broadcast over the course of an entire day, with each section taking place in RealTime.
** Many, many, ''many'' adaptations of Creator/CharlesDickens.
* American publishers don't do this as often, but there have been full-cast recordings of:
** Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel'' and "Literature/TheGreenHillsOfEarth"
** Many of Creator/HPLovecraft's novels and stories
** ''Franchise/StarTrek'' novels, narrated by George Takei and guest starring Creator/LeonardNimoy and Creator/WilliamShatner.
*** Long before the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' audiobooks, audio plays featuring the original cast were produced in LP format.
** Many ''Franchise/StarWars'' novels as well, including Creator/MattStover's greatly respected novelization of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. Many of these audio adaptations even include sound effects and music from Music/JohnWilliams's scores.
** "Literature/InsertKnobAInHoleB" by Creator/IsaacAsimov was adapted to audiobook format by Creator/PaulWilliams for his {{Anthology}} named ''Literature/TellMeAStoryScienceFictionOne''.
** Many of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's stories
** ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' was adapted with a full cast
* Creator/StephenKing is a big audiobook fan. The audiobook release of his massive ''Nightmares and Dreamscapes'' collection starred different narrators for every story, including such luminaries as Grace Slick, Yeardley Smith (yes, ''that'' Yeardley Smith. If you think King is creepy on the page, wait until you hear '''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]]''' narrating it!), Joe Mantegna, and Creator/TimCurry.
* Even though the first two books of ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' were originally [[Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy radio plays]] (and then adapted to other media), the last four were books first and later adapted for radio.
* ''Radio/TheShadow'' counts, even though [[Literature/TheShadow the magazine]] was inspired by the "narrator" of a mystery radio show. The magazine started in 1931, the radio adaptation in 1937.
* An unusual case is Creator/KennethWilliams' reading of Creator/NikolaiGogol's ''Literature/DiaryOfAMadman''. This was originally recorded as the narration for an animated adaptation, but the animation was never completed and the recording was eventually broadcast as a radio monologue by Creator/TheBBC.
* Music/{{Ulver}} adapted Creator/WilliamBlake's ''The Marriage of Heaven and Hell'' into a two-disc album, using the poem as the lyrics in it's entirety.
* Focus on the Family (responsible for ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'') has a radio drama arm, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin appropriately titled]] Focus on the Family Radio Theatre. Among other things, they have produced:
** ''Literature/LesMiserables'', starring Creator/BrianBlessed
** ''Literature/SilasMarner''
** The complete ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' series
** Literature/AChristmasCarol
** Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters, featuring none other than Creator/AndySerkis himself playing the title character.
** Literature/AnneOfGreenGables
* Gap Digital produced Dramatic Audio presentations of the twelve main books in the ''Literature/LeftBehind'' series.
* Over 2012-13, Penguin Audio released new unabridged audiobook versions of many of Creator/RoaldDahl's works, covering most of his adult short story collections and the bulk of his novels and poetry collections for children. Though none qualified as full-cast recordings, an AllStarCast of narrators was assembled and some of the children's novels warranted sound effects as well (''Literature/JamesAndTheGiantPeach'', ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', etc.).
* Music/ArcticMonkeys' fifth album, ''Music/{{AM}}'', features the song "I Wanna Be Yours", which is an adaptation of a poem of the same name by Creator/JohnCooperClarke.
* In 1965 a full cast audio drama of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' was released by EMI as a double album, with an all-star cast filled with voices a British audience of the time would recognise instantly (Tommy Cooper as the Mad Hatter, Frankie Howerd as the Mock Turtle etc.)

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a ''lot'' of these.
** The Creator/{{BBC}} have produced a few radio adaptations of serials such as "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E4GenesisOfTheDaleks Genesis of the Daleks]]".
** Official BBC-produced original radio plays have been produced as far back as 1986's "Slipback".
** [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Officially licensed audio plays]] by Creator/BigFinish, featuring the continuing adventures of Doctors Five, Six, Seven, and Eight (and later Four), now number in the hundreds. Quality is generally considered very high, and is praised for expanding character and concepts which didn't get too much attention or love during their appearance in the TV series, thus leading to quite a few cases of RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap, especially for Creator/ColinBaker's Sixth Doctor.
** An outfit called [=BBV=] produced audio plays and series of varying officialness during the Eighties and Nineties: one starring Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant as "The Stranger" and "Miss Brown"; one starring Lalla Ward and John Leeson as "The Mistress" and "K-9"; and one starring Sylvester [=McCoy=] and Creator/SophieAldred as "The Professor" and "Ace". The first two were official, but the last wasn't--and the BBC stepped in to force some more filing-off of serial numbers.
** BBC Audio has produced several audiobooks featuring the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. They also created three series of Fourth Doctor audio dramas, starring Creator/TomBaker and Richard Franklin (reprising his role as Third Doctor "companion" Mike Yates).
* BBC Radio produced a few audio dramas of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', that originally aired on BBC Radio 4. The first celebrated the switching on of the Large Hadron Collider. This was followed by one three-episode series of plays to bridge the gap between series 2 and 3, and another, ''Radio/TorchwoodTheLostFiles'' to bridge the gap between 3 and [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay 4]].
* BBC Audio made some audiobooks of ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures''.
* There have been a few instances of BBC {{SitCom}}s transferring from TV to radio:
** ''Series/DadsArmy'' was successfully adapted for radio, running for four series.
** ''Series/SteptoeAndSon'' also made the transition from screen to sound.
** ''Series/OneFootInTheGrave'' was also adapted for radio, but there were only four radio episodes.
** ''Series/YesMinister'': sixteen episodes, according to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_Minister The Other Wiki]].
* ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel'' was one of the few television shows that then had an adaptation for radio, as opposed to the other way around.
* Various adaptation of ''Franchise/KamenRider'', [[WhatAreRecords in tapes]].
* Radio 4's six part ''Literature/{{Neverwhere}}'' technically belongs under TV, although Creator/NeilGaiman would probably rather you considered it an adaptation of a book.

* Creator/OrsonWelles became famous with his ''Radio/TheMercuryTheatreOnTheAir'', which adapted works of literature, both stage plays like ''Theatre/SherlockHolmes'' and novels like ''Literature/ThePickwickPapers''. His most famous broadcast, and probably the all-time most famous instance of this trope, is the October 30, 1938 broadcast ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', which adapted the novel by Creator/HGWells.
* Especially in the 1960s and 70s, a huge number of record albums were recorded for children by studios like Power Records. They adapted everything from classic novels like Melville's ''Literature/MobyDick'' and Barrie's ''Peter and Wendy'', to superhero stories (some adapted from comics, some original) and TV shows like ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'', to nursery rhymes and fables from Aesop.
** This especially applies to Disney who has made both book and record, and "storyteller" LP versions of not only their own movies, but also the Star Wars trilogy, [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial E.T.]], and [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture even]] [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan the]] [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock first]] [[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome four]] Franchise/StarTrek movies. They also adapted the [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk first]] [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom two]] Franchise/IndianaJones movies.
** Kid Stuff Records[[note]]Who also had a home video division called "[=KidVid=]"[[/note]] is another notable maker of these. Many of their various licenses include, but are by no means limited to: Franchise/{{Barbie}}, Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse, WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake, [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 the original Transformers series]], and even video game licenses like Franchise/PacMan.[[note]]This was even before Creator/HannaBarbera's [[WesternAnimation/PacMan animated series from 1982]].[[/note]]

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* A [[Creator/TheBBC BBC Radio 4]] adaptation of the ''Guardian'' strip ''Clare In The Community'', currently on its seventh season.
* In 2010, the ''Telegraph'' strip ''ComicStrip/{{Alex}}'' was adapted for Classic FM.

* ''The Reduced Shakespeare Radio Show'', a 6-part series produced by the BBC World Service, is essentially an AdaptationExpansion of ''[[Theatre/TheCompleteWorksOfWilliamShakespeareAbridged The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)]]''.
* ''The Moth'', a popular New York true storytelling series, did shows for ten years before releasing the audio as a podcast and then the Creator/{{NPR}} show ''The Moth Radio Hour.''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'' has a whole bunch of these, focusing on various characters and expanding on them. Even with the games coming to America at last, we're ''quite'' unlikely to see these.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' has a RadioDrama adaptation called ''[[TitleTheAdaptation Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Radio Edition]]''.
* ''VisualNovel/{{Ever17}}'' has two Drama [=CDs=], ''After You've Gone'' and ''2035'', both being [[PostScriptSeason Post Script Seasons.]]
* ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'' has three [=drama CDs=] -- one of a promotional nature (the Prelude disc), one containing mostly gag stories and voiced scenes from the game with a single serious original drama explaining antagonist Malice's backstory (the Epilogue disc), and a third containing a series of long episodic adventures (The Precious Chapter). Even when the first two were in print, it was a nightmare trying to buy them, as none of the Japanese vendors selling them shipped overseas. Luckily for (Japanese-speaking) fans, the third didn't have this problem.
* ''VideoGame/YggdraUnison'' was given a drama CD, featuring three episodic stories starring some of the more popular characters. The cast has expressed hopes of being able to produce more, although we've heard nothing from them on the subject since.
* The ''VideoGame/PuttPutt'' series had a [[TieInNovel book]] titled ''Putt-Putt's Night Before Christmas'', which came with an audio cassette of the same name.
* The ''VideoGame/FreddiFish'' series had a [[TieInNovel book]] titled ''Sing Along with Freddi Fish and her Friends'', which came with an audio cassette of the same name.
* The ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series had audio tracks included on each of its soundtrack releases. The story importance of these tracks ranged from trivial (such as how Alouette came up with the names for the Baby Elves) to vital, such as explaining Elpizo's backstory (including how he got his name), how Phantom knew about Omega's true nature, or why the Guardians chose to help Zero at the end of the third game.
* The Japanese version of ''VideoGame/ElementalGearbolt'' includes an unlockable audio drama version of an event mentioned in-game, in which the main characters meet as children and promise to reunite. It was DummiedOut of the English release, but the localizer summarized the story in the manual.
* VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening has four CD dramas, each with different stories. The first one (with a [[PlayerCharacter male Avatar]]) depicts the days around Chrom's marriage and focuses on character interactions [[spoiler: and some ambushes by Risen]]. The second (with a Female Avatar) revolves around someone's serious SickEpisode and the aftermath of [[spoiler: Emmeryn's HeroicSuicide]], alongside [[spoiler: Henry and Lucina/"Marth"'s sort-of TeethClenchedTeamwork]]. The third (no defined Avatar) is all about [[spoiler: the already BadFuture that Lucina and her fellow Second Generation characters are about to leave]]. The fourth and last one (also w/o a defined Avatar) is noticeably LighterAndSofter and about [[spoiler: Lucina and the children's struggle to find [[ItWasAGift Lucina's precious tiara]]]] and [[spoiler: both Morgans incidentally meeting up with each other in the Outrealms.]]
* There are many CD Dramas for for Franchise/TheKingOfFighters, usually one or two per game, with individual characters sometimes getting their own [=CDs=]. They go from [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Neo_Geo_DJ_Station_Special very cracky skits]] bordering on {{Gag Dub}}s, to [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/The_King_of_Fighters_%2794_%28Dengeki%29 pretty]] [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/The_King_of_Fighters_2000_%28drama%29 interesting]] [[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/The_Sun_and_The_Moon_~_Prologue characterization-wise]] (i.e. ''Dengeki Bunko'' explains how both the Japan Team and the Women's Team came to be among other things, ''The Sun and The Moon'' chronicles Iori Yagami's life outside KOF and the Yagami/Kusanagi feud at an unspecified time in the past, and ''KOF 2000'' gives more background on K' and his group [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment while also featuring Athena's misadventures through the world]] [[spoiler:until she finds Kyo and they have a more serious talk about how everyone misses him at home]]).
* VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight has a CD Drama [[NoExportForYou available only in Japan]] which takes place a year after the events of the game, and also confirms which of the good endings is canon (Maria chases Alucard).
* ''VideoGame/NewDynamicEnglish'' has a radio show produced for Voice of America.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures'' has an "unofficial" Radio Play [[http://dmfa.it-he.org/ here]] that has currently produced three episodes covering the story arcs "Warrior for Hire," "Recipe for Disasters," and Part I of "The Return of Dark Pegasus," with Part II in the works as of October 2010.
* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'' has a RadioDrama adaptation [[http://www.sdamned.com/extras/radio-play/ here]] that currently consists of two episodes covering the first 63 pages, with episode three (set to be pages 64-93) well under way as of October 2010.
* ''Webcomic/WelcomeToRoom305'' has received a Korean Radio Drama.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* When {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} cancelled ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', seven of the unfinished episodes already had their voice tracks recorded, so they were later released on the (now out of print) Special Features DVD.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a series of German albums in CD and [=MP3=] formats, each album containing two ''Freundschaft ist Magie'' episodes. Volume 1, ''Ein Auftrag von Prinzessin Celestia'', contains [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon "Ein Auftrag von Prinzessin Celestia (Teil 1)"]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E2ElementsOfHarmony "Ein Auftrag von Prinzessin Celestia (Teil 2)"]]. Volume 2, ''Apfelschüttelernte'', contains [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E3TheTicketMaster "Eine Freundin hat's nicht leicht"]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E4ApplebuckSeason "Apfelschüttelernte"]]. Volume 3, ''Angeber-Trixie'', contains [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff "Gilda, die Partybremse"]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters "Angeber-Trixie"]]. Volume 4, ''Die Pyjama-Party'', contains [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E7Dragonshy "Drachenscheu"]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep "Die Pyjama-Party"]]. Volume 5, ''Das fremde Zebra'', contains [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Das fremde Zebra"]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury "Fürchterlich niedliche Tierchen"]]. Volume 6, ''Etwas ganz Besonderes'', contains [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E11WinterWrapUp "Frühlingsanfang in Ponyville"]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E12CallOfTheCutie "Etwas ganz Besonderes"]]. Volume 7, ''Die Modenschau'', contains [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends "Das Blätterrennen"]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E14SuitedForSuccess "Die Modenschau"]]. Volume 8, ''Pinkie Weisheiten'', contains [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen "Pinkie Weisheiten"]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom "Rainbows großer Tag"]]. Volume 9, ''Die Showstars'', contains [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster "Babysitter Fluttershy"]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E18TheShowStoppers "Die Showstars"]]. Volume 10, ''Fluttershy auf dem Laufsteg'', contains [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E19ADogAndPonyShow "Diamanten-Hunde"]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor "Fluttershy auf dem Laufsteg"]].
** Germany loves doing this. Their audio adaptations of western animated productions goes back to at least the 1980s.
* The ''WallaceAndGromit'' book ''Anoraknophobia'' was adapted for cassette featuring Peter Sallis as Wallace.
* The WesternAnimation/MerrieMelodies short ''WesternAnimation/AWildHare'' was adapted for a 1941 episode of radio's ''Al Pearce and His Gang'', with Creator/MelBlanc reprising his role as WesternAnimation/BugsBunny.