2019 Movie/TV Adaptations
Books on Screen: Winter 2019 Adaptations

The smell of popcorn as you enter the theater. The anxious search for the perfect seat. The moment you settle into the upholstery burnished by cinephiles past…ahh, the magic of the movies. This winter, whether you get your flix fix from the big screen or prefer the cozy, hibernatory style of a Netflix-and-couch aficionado, be sure not to miss this season’s batch of book-to-screen adaptations—and their audiobook companions. Listen to clips from the audio editions and watch the accompanying trailers below!

Film Adaptations:

IN THEATERS MARCH 15
“Rhidian Brook’s arresting novel brings vividly to life a little-told aspect of World War II: its aftermath. His story—energetically and authoritatively told—is unsettling and compelling, suffused with suffering and, mercifully, some hope.”—Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs

Watch the trailer for The Aftermath here:

Author: Ruta Sepetys
Read By: Emily Klein

IN THEATERS JANUARY 11
An international bestseller and a #1 New York Times bestseller, Ruta Sepetys’s Young Adult audiobook Between Shades of Gray is now the film Ashes in the Snow!

“[Narrator]Klein doesn’t hold back from the story’s intensity—portraying the brutality, filth, bitter cold, and sometimes brief tenderness that buoys Lina, giving her the resilience to record all she sees with her art”—S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award

Watch the trailer for Ashes in the Snow here:

TV Adaptations:

Author: Justin Cronin
Read By: Scott Brick

THE PASSAGE PREMIERES ON FOX ON JANUARY 14
Based on the bestselling novels that Stephen King called “a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction,” Season 1 of The Passage is coming to the small screen very soon…and you can get a head start on the action by listening to the critically-acclaimed audiobooks now.

Watch the trailer for Season 1 of The Passage here:

SEASON ONE AVAILABLE ON SUNDANCE NOW AND SHUDDER, AND COMING TO AMC ON APRIL 7, 2019
Sky’s adaptation of these best-selling audiobooks will come to two AMC-owned streaming services simultaneously in January, Sundance Now and Shudder, and will also air on AMC in April 2019.

Watch the trailer for Season 1 of A Discovery of Witches here:

Author: Lev Grossman
Read By: Mark Bramhall

SEASON 4 OF THE MAGICIANS COMES TO SYFY ON JANUARY 23
SyFy’s hit adaptation of Lev Grossman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy will return for a 13-episode fourth season. Events of this season are drawn from throughout Grossman’s trilogy.

Watch the trailer for Season 4 of The Magicians here:

And in case you missed it over the holidays…

Rudyard Kipling’s best-loved book is now the basis for the Netflix film Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto, and Rohan Chand.

Watch the trailer for Mowgli here:

For more audiobook and film/TV pairings, check out our Movie and TV Adaptations Collection.