Mark Your Calendars for Hot TV & Movie Adaptations of Our Favorite Titles

Can the good really only get better? We think so. Here are 9 noteworthy audiobooks that are getting major upgrades to big screens and even bigger networks. Find out who’s getting star-studded attention, and mark your calendars for some serious binge-watching.

Author: Sally Rooney
Read By: Aoife McMahon

Head over to Hulu to watch Conversations With Friends, a story about Frances, a college student navigating a series of relationships that force her to confront her own vulnerabilities. She and her ex-girlfriend are virtually inseparable (even after three years) and perform spoken word poetry together in Dublin. They meet Melissa, an older writer who sparks a fast friendship, leading to the uncovering of secrets, an affair, and Frances having to reconsider her sense of self, and the relationship she holds so dear.

Mark your calendars for July 15, 2022, because Where the Crawdads Sing is coming to the big screen. When handsome Chase Andrews is found dead in a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in late 1969, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years contently alone in the marsh. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life—until the unthinkable happens.

What’s better than a fantastically insightful BrenĂ© Brown audiobook? A fantastically insightful, interactive journey through the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human, expressed from none other than Dr. Brown herself. Begin the process of self-reflection through Atlas of the Heart from the comfort of your couch. Tune in to HBO Max for all the episodes.

Author: Jon Krakauer
Read By: Scott Brick

Under the Banner of Heaven is the star-studded adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s true crime bestseller we never knew we needed (or… maybe we did.) FX features this original limited series, that follows the events that led to the 1984 murder of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in a suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah.
As Detective Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) investigates events which transpired within the Lafferty family, he uncovers buried truths about the origins of the LDS religion and the violent consequences of unyielding faith. What Pyre, a devout Mormon, unearths leads him to question his own faith.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

Turn on your AppleTV to see Samuel L. Jackson star in The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray a heart wrenching story of a seemingly forgotten 90 year old man suffering from dementia, who in the wake of losing his grand-nephew to a drive-by shooting, is granted a caretaker- a seventeen-year-old girl named Robyn. Ptolemy and Robin learn about a treatment that will restore his dementia-addled memories, and so begins a journey toward clarity and shocking truths.

Author: Ben Macintyre
Read By: John Lee

This Netflix original film starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, and Kelly Macdonald brings the complicated true story of two British intelligence officers in the midst of World War II to the screen. They conceive a plan that was both simple and complicated— Operation Mincemeat. The purpose? To deceive the Nazis into thinking that Allied forces were planning to attack southern Europe by way of Greece or Sardinia, rather than Sicily, as the Nazis had assumed, and the Allies ultimately chose.

Turn on HBO Max to Tokyo Vice, a riveting, often humorous tale of Jake Adelstein’s journey from an inexperienced cub reporter to a daring, investigative journalist with a price on his head. This young American journalist recounts having to face the dark reality of asking too many questions, resulting in a fascinating story as much as an education to the viewer.

Coming to Disney Plus May 25, 2022 is a focused look at Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) as he watches over young Luke Skywalker and evades the Empire’s elite Jedi hunters during his exile on the desert planet Tatooine.

Stranger Things Audiobook Original

You must have in the last few years at least heard of the sleepy town of Hawkins where Will Byers has gone missing, seen the alphabet strand of Christmas lights in a pop culture reference or two, or met someone who recently named their dog “Eleven”. If you somehow still haven’t seen Stranger Things, then therein lies the true mystery. Get on board before it’s too late, because the fourth season of Stranger Things is scheduled to be released on Netflix in two volumes, with the first set for May 27, 2022, and the second coming on July 1, 2022.