Books on Screen: Fall 2018 Adaptations Not to Miss

There’s never a shortage of new TV shows and movies releasing that are based on books. To keep up with the slew of adaptations coming this fall, listen to the audiobook as you go about your day. From classic stories the whole family will love to edge-of-your-seat thrillers, you won’t ever have to wonder, “What should I listen to next?”

Little Women

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read! This had a PBS adaptation earlier this year, but a new modern retelling is releasing this fall.
Listen to an excerpt Little Women

 

Boy Erased

“The power of Conley’s story resides not only in the vividly depicted grotesqueries of the therapy system, but in his lyrical writing about sexuality and love.” —Los Angeles Times
Listen to an excerpt Boy Erased

 

The Girl in the Spider's Web

“Salander and Blomkvist have survived the authorship transition intact and are just as compelling as ever . . . Fans of Stieg Larsson’s captivating odd couple of modern detective fiction will not be disappointed.” —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Listen to an excerpt The Girl in the Spider’s Web

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Author: Dr. Seuss
Read By: Walter Matthau

This holiday classic is a must-listen for all ages, especially with beloved actor Walter Mattau’s narration!
Listen to an excerpt How the Grinch Stole Christmas

 

The Little Drummer Girl

“A work of enormous power and artistry; no mere ‘entertainment’…but fiction on a grand scale.” —The Washington Post
Listen to an excerpt The Little Drummer Girl

Trailer yet to be released, but the TV show is scheduled to air in November. Learn more about the TV miniseries here.

 

Nightflyers

Listen to an excerpt Nightflyers

 

And don’t miss these hot summer hits on audio. Relive the story by listening to the audiobook:

The Little Stranger
Author: Sarah Waters
Read By: Simon Vance

“Vance creates an aura of menace as Faraday watches while, one by one, the family is destroyed by an eerie presence in the house…Choice listening.” —Audiofile
Listen to an excerpt The Little Stranger

Crazy Rich Asians
Author: Kevin Kwan
Read By: Lynn Chen

“Chen’s reading has the diverse qualities of a one-woman show. She varies her pitch for male and female characters and presents the modal tones of Cantonese perfectly.” —Audiofile
Listen to an excerpt Crazy Rich Asians

Sharp Objects

“Lee’s delivery builds tension with chilling undertones.” —Audiofile
Listen to an excerpt Sharp Objects

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

“The unfolding of the story through the different voices is completely charming, joyful, sad, and uplifting. The astute casting and scintillating performances by John Lee, Juliet Mills, and Paul Boehmer bring honed, authentic speech and manners to the characters…Really—every one is a delight.” —Audiofile, Earphones Award Winner
Listen to an excerpt The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

 

For more TV and film adaptations, browse our Movie and TV Adaptations collection.