Seeing book adaptations on screen (whether film or television) is always fun to do when you’ve readÂ the book. It’s also a great way to introduce the book to a wider audience. Take a look at nine upcoming adaptations that you should listen to before seeing them on screen.
Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But they canâ€™t stay away from each other. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.
This film is set to release February 10, 2017.
Listen to an excerpt FIFTY SHADES DARKER
Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.
Now an HBOÂ® limited series set to release on February 19, 2017, starring Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and many others.
Listen to an excerpt BIG LITTLE LIES
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Bakerâ€”his classmate and crushâ€”who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannahâ€™s voice explains that there are thirteen reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, heâ€™ll find out why.
This TV series is set to release on Netflix on March 31, 2017.
Listen to an excerpt THIRTEEN REASONS WHY
After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century”: What happened in 1925 to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z?
The film is set to release on April 14, 2017, and it stars Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, and Sienna Miller.
Listen to an excerpt THE LOST CITY OF Z
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the worldâ€™s most powerful internet company, she feels sheâ€™s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. What begins as the captivating story of one womanâ€™s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
The film is set to release April 28, 2017, and it stars Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.
Listen to an excerpt THE CIRCLE
Internationally acclaimed crime writer Jo NesbĂ¸â€™s antihero police investigator, Harry Hole, is back. As his investigation into missing women deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devisedâ€”and constantly revisedâ€”by the killer.
The film is set to release on October 13, 2017, and it stars Michael Fassbender as Harry Hole.
Listen to an excerpt THE SNOWMAN
On a stormy winter night, two strangers, Ashley, a successful writer, and Ben, a surgeon, board a charter plane from Salt Lake City back East. The pilot has a heart attack mid-flight and the plane crashes into the High Uintas Wildernessâ€”one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.Â Will they make it out of the wilderness?
The film is set to release October 20, 2017, and it stars Kate Winslet and Idris Elba.
Listen to an excerpt THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US
Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary lifeâ€”until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart, sending Lina, her mother, and brother to a Siberian work camp. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father’s prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?
The film version, titled Ashes in the Snow, is set to release sometime this year.
Listen to an excerpt BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY