Books on Screen: Summer 2018 Adaptations

Summer is almost here, and now is the time to catch up on books that are coming soon to (or already on) a screen near you. Listen and watch as a family, with friends, or on your own. Whether you’ve already seen these, or are waiting to see these book adaptations, listening to the audiobook is a summer must-do.

 

Sweetbitter

Follow a small-town girl into the electrifying world of New York City as she gets the education of a lifetime at one of the most exclusive restaurants in Manhattan.
Listen to an excerpt Sweetbitter

 

Who Was Gandhi?
Author: Dana Meachen Rau and Who HQ
Read By: Vikas Adam

Learn about who Gandhi was and how he became a legendary figure. The Who Was? series is full of entertaining history lessons for young listeners. Check out the entire collection here.
Listen to an excerpt Who Was Gandhi?

 

Little Women

The story of the March women—sisters Meg, Amy, Beth, and feisty Jo, and their mother, Marmee—is timeless. PBS Masterpiece has produced a beautiful new adaptation that has as much heart as the novel itself.
Listen to an excerpt Little Women

 

Sharp Objects

Fresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. To get to the heart of the story, she must unravel the puzzles of her past.
Listen to an excerpt Sharp Objects

 

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

An outrageously funny audiobook about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occur when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend home for the wedding of the season.
Listen to an excerpt Crazy Rich Asians

For more TV and film adaptations, take a look at this collection.