TV and movie buffs know this slushy season is prime time for home streaming, from Sci-Fi classics like Isaac Asimov’s Foundation to immersive adventures like Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad. We also know thatÂ these shows started their lives as books and audiobooks. As you navigate through your winter watch list, we’ve got the audiobook tie-ins that will make you feel both well-entertained and well-read.
Now a major motion picture. In 2005, author Dana Canedyâ€™s fiancĂ©, First Sergeant Charles Monroe King, began to write what would become a two-hundred-page journal for his son in case he did not make it home from the war in Iraq. A Journal for Jordan is a motherâ€™s fiercely honest letter to her child about the parent he lost before he could even speak. You will want to gather a mountain of tissues by your side for this one, and it will be worth it.
The epic saga that inspired the Apple TV+ series, now streaming. The Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are among the most influential in the history of science fiction, celebrated for their blend of breathtaking action, daring ideas, and extensive worldbuilding. Read by Audie Award-winning narrator Scott Brick, Foundation on audio reveals the best—and worst—that lies in humanity, and the power of even a few courageous souls to shine a light in a universe of darkness.
Now a Netflix film starring Jeremy Irons. From bestselling author Robert Harris comes a WWII-era spy thriller set against the backdrop of the fateful Munich Conference of September 1938. History buffs and cerebral thriller fans won’t want to miss this electrifying audiobook about treason and conscience, loyalty and betrayal.
Now an original Amazon Prime Video series andÂ winner of the 2022 Golden Globe for Best Television Motion Picture. Before its series adaptation, The Underground Railroad was a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning novel. Listen to this magnificent tour de force on audio, chronicling an enslaved woman’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
Winner of the 2022 Golden Globe for Best Picture, Non-English Language. Drive My Car is adapted from Haruki Murakamiâ€™s short story by the same name in his collection, Men Without Women. Across seven tales, Murakami brings his powers of observation and wry humor to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone.
Now a major motion picture directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Mike’s best years are behind him. After an accident, his rodeo career comes to an abrupt end, but his boss gives him one last job. Originally published in 1976, N. Richard Nash’s novel of friendship and the search for identity still resonates.
Tie-In Audiobooks for Kids & Teens
Listen to the children’s classic behind the new Apple TV+ animated series!Â Read by Anne Bobby, this ALSC Notable Children’s Recording features a new exclusive bonus interview with the Apple TV+ animated series stars, Golden Globe nominee Beanie Feldstein (the voice of Harriet) and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (the voice of Ole Golly).
Listen to a short teaser clip of Beanie and Jane talking about the new Apple TV+ series here.
All the secrets of the Bayview Four will be revealed in the TV series now streaming on Peacock. â€śPretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Clubâ€ť (Entertainment Weekly) in this addictive mystery—read by a full audiobook cast—about what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.
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