Page to Screen in November 2018

Going to the movies this November? Get the best experience by listening to the books they were based on before seeing the film adaptations.

 

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: The Secret of the Realms by Disney Book Group, narrated by Nicola Barber
Expected release date: November 2

When Clara Stahlbaum receives a beautiful yet mysterious egg-shaped box from her late mother, she wonders what it means. Searching for answers, Clara soon finds herself in a magical world—the Four Realms—where she meets a host of colorful and curious new friends and discovers the fascinating link between the Realms and her dear mother.
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A Private War by Marie Brenner, narrated by Marie Brenner
Expected release date: November 2

In February 2012, Marie Colvin crossed into Syria on the back of a motorcycle. A veteran war correspondent known for her fearlessness, outspokenness, and signature eye patch, she was determined to report on the Syrian civil war. But she had no idea that the story she was looking for in Syria would be her last, culminating in the explosion of an improvised device that sent shock waves across the world.
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The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz, narrated by Simon Vance
Expected release date: November 9

When Blomkvist learns of a young female superhacker from a source—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well, he turns to Lisbeth Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it…
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Film Adaptation: The Grinch) by Dr. Seuss, narrated by Walter Matthau
Expected release date: November 9

The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville’s holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.
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The Road to Jonestown (TV Adaptation: Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle) by Jeff Guinn, narrated by George Newbern
Expected release date: November 17

In this riveting narrative, Jeff Guinn examines Jim Jones’s life, from his extramarital affairs, drug use, and fraudulent faith healing to the decision to move almost a thousand of his followers to a settlement in the jungles of Guyana. Guinn provides stunning new details of the events leading to the fatal day in November, 1978 when more than nine hundred people died after being ordered to swallow a cyanide-laced drink.
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My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, narrated by Hillary Huber
Expected release date: November 18

Growing up on the outskirts of Naples, Elena and Lila learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow—and as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge—Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other.
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Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham: An Agatha Raisin Mystery, by M. C. Beaton, narrated by Penelope Keith
Expected release date: November 19

The local ladies all deem Mr. John a wizard, so when Agatha Raisin finds a few grey hairs on her head, she makes a beeline for the handsome Evesham hairdresser. And as well as sorting out her hair it soon becomes clear the charming man also has designs on her heart—but their budding romance is cut short when Mr. John is fatally poisoned in his salon.
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The Front Runner by Matt Bai, narrated by Rob Shapiro
Expected release date: November 21

In May 1987, Colorado Senator Gary Hart—a dashing, reform-minded Democrat—seemed a lock for the party’s presidential nomination and led George H. W. Bush by double digits in the polls. Then, in one tumultuous week, rumors of marital infidelity and a newspaper’s stakeout of Hart’s home resulted in a media frenzy the likes of which had never been seen before.
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Wreck-It Ralph (Film Adaptation: Ralph Breaks the Internet) by Irene TrimbleDisney Press, narrated by Andrew Eiden
Expected release date: November 21

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph is about a video game villain who wants nothing more than to be the good guy for a change. But when Ralph finally gets his chance, he discovers that being the hero isn’t as easy as it looks. Soon the entire video game world is at stake, and if Ralph doesn’t play to win, it could mean ‘Game Over’ for every game in the arcade!
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Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders by Christopher Goffard, narrated by George Newbern
Expected release date: November 25

The story of “Dirty John,” a conman who terrorized a Southern California family, wasn’t unfamiliar terrain to its writer, Christopher Goffard. Over the course of two decades at newspapers from Florida to California, Goffard has reported probingly on the shadowy, unseen corners of society. This book gathers together for the first time “Dirty John” and the rest of his very best work.
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If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin, narrated by Bahni Turpin
Expected release date: November 30

Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and is imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions—affection, despair, and hope.
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Anna and the Apocalypse by Barry Waldo, Katharine Turner, narrated by Fiona Hardingham
Expected release date: November 30

Anna Shepherd is a straight-A student with a lot going on in her life, which is why she’s looking forward to skipping town after graduation—but then a zombie apocalypse majorly disrupts the holidays season. It’s going to be very hard to graduate high school without a brain. It’s up to Anna, her friends, and her frenemies to save the day.
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