Books on Screen: Spring 2018 Adaptations

There’s never a shortage of fantastic books, films, and television shows to check out. Why not have the best of both worlds? Plug into one of these audiobooks and then watch its screen adaptation (or vice versa!). From animated children’s shows to classic British dramas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Out now:

Llama Llama Red Pajama
Author: Anna Dewdney
Read By: Anna Dewdney

Featuring Jennifer Garner as the voice of Mama Llama, this beloved picture book series comes to life in a delightful animated series on Netflix.Llama Llama Red Pajama


Vulgar Favors
Author: Maureen Orth
Read By: Maureen Orth and Dan Woren

Listen to the true story of the manhunt that inspired The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the latest chapter in the acclaimed FX series. Vulgar Favors


Fifty Shades Freed
Author: E L James
Read By: Becca Battoe

Intended for mature audiences, this is the final installment in the E L James series that swept the country by storm.Fifty Shades Freed


The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Other Stories
Author: Beatrix Potter and T. Burgess
Read By: Jim Weiss

This classic children’s book is modernized and brought to life in a new family-friendly film. Experience the original tale (and its companion stories) with the audiobook.The Tale of Peter Rabbit


Every Day

David Levithan’s bestselling novel is a unique love story about a teen who wakes up in a different body every morning, living a different life.Every Day


The Looming Tower

This sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11 gives audiences a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans, and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America.The Looming Tower


Drama High

Based on the true story of an extraordinary high school drama teacher who changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town. It is on NBC as a new TV show called Rise. Drama High


Author: Misha Glenny
Read By: John Lee

Author Misha Glenny’s groundbreaking study of global organized crime is now the inspiration for an eight-part AMC crime drama starring James Norton (War and Peace), Juliet Rylance, and David Strathairn.McMafia


Coming later this spring:

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L’Engle’s ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic. This movie tie-in audiobook includes an introduction read by director Ava DuVernay, a foreword read by the author, and an afterword read by L’Engle’s granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis. A Wrinkle in Time


Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Read By: Wil Wheaton

This cult classic (voiced perfectly by Wil Wheaton) about a dystopian future where people live for a virtual reality game called OASIS is now a highly anticipated film directed by Steven Spielberg.Ready Player One


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

In this story, Post-World War II writer Juliet Ashton finds her next book subject through correspondents with a man she’s never met, after discovering his letter on the small island of Guernsey. This new film adaptation opens in the U.K. in April….and will hopefully make its way stateside shortly thereafter.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


Howards End

This classic about uniting people from different classes in turn-of-the-century England makes its way once more to the screen in this new STARZ TV series.Howards End


On Chesil Beach
Author: Ian McEwan
Read By: Ian McEwan

A young couple dates and weds quickly only to discover some potentially insurmountable problems on their wedding night.On Chesil Beach


To see more suggested listens, take a look at our Movie & TV Adaptations collection.