Page to Screen in Summer 2019

Summer days drifting away to (oh, oh) the summer nights! What a PERFECT time to check out a blockbuster in theaters or binge-watch a new TV series. Why not give a listen to the books these were based on before checking out the film and TV adaptations?


Alone on the Wall (Film adaptation: Free Solo) by Alex Honnold, narrated by Andrew Eiden, Will Damron
Released: August 2018

From page to screen to page again! Alone on the Wall originally debuted in 2015 and in it Honnold shared the stories from several of his notable climbing achievements. Now, Alone on the Wall has been re-released with two bonus chapters on Honnold‘s 2017 free solo ascent of the 3,000 ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. In the summer of 2018 a movie titled Free Solo was released telling Honnold‘s amazing story. This film adaptation eventually ended up winning an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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June


The Rook by Daniel O’Malley, narrated by Susan Duerden
Released: June 30

From a novel of the same name springs a new series titled, The Rook, starring Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, and Olivia Munn. This new series, which premiered on June 30th, follows Myfanwy Thomas after she wakes up in a park surrounded by dead bodies and no memory. By following orders that have been left behind for her she discovers that she is a “Rook” in a secret agency and her job is to protect the world from supernatural threats.

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The Loudest Voice in the Room by Gabriel Sherman, narrated by Erik Singer
Released: June 30

The Loudest Voice in the Room takes you on a journey into the life of Roger Ailes, founder of Fox News, and how he came to be one of the most influential figures in conservative America. A seven part limited series of the same name starring Russell Crowe, Sienna Miller, and Seth McFarlane premiered on June 30th on Showtime.

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July


Stranger Things: Runaway Max by Brenna Yovanoff, narrated by Sophie Amoss
Released: July 4

Before jumping into the highly anticipated season three of Stranger Things, you’ll want to check out Stranger Things: Runaway Max. This audiobook delves into the backstory of one of the characters we met in season 2, “Mad” Max Mayfield. While Runaway Max may not be a direct adaptation for season three of the Netflix series, you’ll still get a good base knowledge should the show touch on Max’s story line before coming to Hawkins, Indiana.

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America’s Reluctant Prince (Film adaptation: Biography: JFK Jr. — The Final Year) by Steven M. Gillon, narrated by Tim Andrés Pabon
Expected release date: July 16

Although this new biography was just released it has already inspired a two-hour documentary on A&E, set to be released on July 16th. This release date also coincides with the 20th anniversary of John F. Kennedy Jr.’s untimely death, so give this audiobook a listen to get the full background before diving into the documentary.

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Hamlet (Film adaptation: The Lion King) by William Shakespeare, narrated by Various Readers
Expected release date: July 19

Did you know that The Lion King was originally based on Hamlet, by William Shakespeare? It’s true! Okay, this one’s kind of a stretch, but thanks to Hamlet, we have this classic Disney flick, so let’s just go with it.

After it was announced that a remake of The Lion King was being made pretty much everyone’s nostalgia went into overdrive. This ultra-anticipated remake premiers on July 19th, which just happens to be the 25th anniversary of when the original film was released. I’m not crying, you’re crying!

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Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life. by Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, narrated by Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France
Expected release date: July 19

Get your guacamole ready, the Fab Five are coming back to Netflix for Queer Eye season four! The new season will be set in Kansas City and will deliver us the stories of eight heroes, which are sure to be as heart-warming as ever. In the meantime, get your Fab Five fix by listening to their audiobook, Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life.

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August


Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, narrated by Nathaniel Parker
Expected release date: August 9

This long-awaited film adaptation has been in the works since Artemis Fowl was first published in 2001 and finally it’s hitting theaters this August! Often described as, “Die Hard with fairies,” Artemis Fowl follows the story of a 12-year old boy who is not only a millionaire and a genius, but also a criminal mastermind.

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, narrated by Christopher Evan Welch
Expected release date: August 9

If you’re a sucker for movies with cute dogs, this one is right up your alley. Told from the perspective of Enzo, the dog, The Art of Racing in the Rain captures what it means to be human in only the way a dog could. The film adaptation of the same name starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfriend, and Kevin Costner is due to hit theaters August 9th.

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple, narrated by Kathleen Wilhoite
Expected release date: August 16

Are you looking for a mystery, drama, and comedy all wrapped into one? Look no further! Where’d You Go, Bernadette, starring Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, and Kristen Wiig, is hitting the big screen this August. The original book of the same name spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list, so it only makes sense that it was adapted for film.

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Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, narrated by Richard M. Davidson
Expected release date: August 2019

Netflix and the show creators have been very tight-lipped about what’s to come in season two of Mindhunter. What we do know is that this detective drama series is scheduled for an August release. Mindhunter gives a behind-the-scenes look at John E. Douglas’ 25-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit and how, through psychological profiling, he was able to see what goes on inside the minds of the most notorious serial killers.

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Page to Screen in June 2019

Thinking of going to see a movie in June? Get the best experience by listening to the books they were based on before seeing the film & TV adaptations.

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill, narrated by Kate Mulgrew
Expected Release Date: June 2

Charles Talent Manx (Zachary Quinto) likes to take children for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the vanity plate NOS4A2. In the Wraith, he and his innocent guests can slip out of the everyday world and onto hidden roads that lead to an astonishing playground of amusements he calls Christmasland. The journey across the highway of Charlie’s twisted imagination transforms his precious passengers, leaving them as terrifying and unstoppable as their benefactor. Only one has escaped Charlie’s evil: her name is Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), she is grown up and craving revenge. Who will win this life-and-death battle, Vic or Charlie? This thrilling mystery debuts this June on Amazon.

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Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, narrated by Caroline Lee
Expected Release Date: June 9

The first season was so suspenseful that it left us wanting more. What will happen next with this group of ladies who have become friends? Another murder, tragic accident, even more lies? Listen to the audiobook before watching the much anticipated second season of Big Little Lies which is back on HBO this month.

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Leila by Prayaag Akbar, narrated by Tania Rodrigues
Expected Release Date: June 16

This novel is a wonderful blend between The Girl in the Red Coat and Slumdog Millionaireand will be available on Netflix this month starring Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, and Rahul Khanna. Leila disappears on her 3rd birthday. Every year her mother, Shalini, kneels by a specific wall and buries 2 candles for herself and her husband. If Leila is found, she plans on going back and digging every single candle out of the ground. But will Leila ever return?

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Instinct by Howard Roughan & James Patterson, narrated by Edoardo Ballerini
Expected Release Date: June 16

A copy of Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Allan Cumming) novel about criminal behavior shows up at the scene of a gruesome murder, and it is found with a note from the killer himself. Will Detective Liz Needham (Bojana Novakovic) and Dr. Reinhart find the serial killer responsible for these murders? Instinct, based on James Patterson’s Murder Games, is returning for season two this month on CBS.

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Hamlet (Film Adaptation: Ophelia) by William Shakespeare, narrated by Frank Muller
Expected Release Date: June 28

Ophelia is an adaptation of Hamlet, told from (you guessed it!) Ophelia’s perspective. With Daisy Ridley in the titular role, This film adaptation is hitting theaters at the end of the month. If you’ve never listened to Shakespeare’s classic play or just need a refresher, Frank Muller’s performance of Hamlet is an excellent place to start.

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Page to Screen in May 2019

Looking forward to seeing some new movies and shows this May? Take a look below and listen to the audiobook before seeing the film & TV adaptations!

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory, Narrated by Karina Fernandez
Expected Release Date: May 5

True power is knowing exactly what you want and not allowing anything to get in the way of your dreams. Watch as Catherine of Aragon sets her eyes on the throne in the new Starz mini-series, Spanish Princess. The show is based on The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse by Philippa Gregory and stars Charlotte Hope, Stephanie Levi-John, and Laura Carmichael.

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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, Narrated by Dominic Hoffman, Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee
Expected Release Date: May 17

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Yara Shahidi as Natasha and Charles Melton as Daniel! Their love story is anything but simple, and you will be rooting the whole way through for this couple. This will remind you that the smallest gestures are actually the biggest and how the smallest actions can change the course of your life.

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A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron, Narrated by William Dufris
Expected Release Date: May 17

Based on the much-loved bestselling book by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose is heading to the big screen this month! This audiobook shares the heartwarming story about the unbreakable bond between man and dog, told from the perspective of Bailey, a rambunctious golden haired puppy. This film stars Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, and KJ Apa.

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CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller, Narrated by Jay O. Sanders
Expected Release Date: May 17

George Clooney, executive produces, directs, and stars in Hulu’s upcoming series based on Joseph Heller’s acclaimed classic. Set on the island of Pianosa in the Mediterranean Seas, Catch-22 follows Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier, and a group of airmen as they try to stay sane while completing their missions so they can return home.

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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman, Narrated by Martin Jarvis
Expected Release Date: May 31

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, The Rapture is coming, and the world is going to end on Saturday. Soon to be an original Amazon Prime series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant, the adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s collaborative novel is sure to be of apocalyptic proportions. The army’s of Good and Evil are joining together but an angel and a devil are not accepting their fate. Listen to the book to find out what happens!

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Page to Screen in April 2019

Thinking of going to see a movie this April? Get the best experience by listening to the books they were based on before seeing the film & TV adaptations.

Pet Sematary by Stephen King, narrated by Michael C. Hall
Expected Release Date: April 5

When Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) takes a new job and moves his family to Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true. There’s an undercurrent of danger that lingers…like the graveyard in the woods near the Creed’s home, where generations of children have buried their beloved pets. Behind the “pet sematary,” there is another burial ground, one that lures people to it with seductive promises and temptations. A blood-chilling truth is hidden there—proving to the Creeds that sometimes, dead is better. After you listen the novel you’ll be yearning to see the film on the big screen.

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The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson, narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright
Expected Release Date: April 5

Rich with details about the rhythms of daily life in the mid-twentieth-century South, The Best of Enemies (released on Amazon this April) offers a vivid portrait of a relationship that defied all odds. By placing this very personal story into a broader context, Osha Gray Davidson demonstrates race is intimately tied to issues of class and that cooperation is possible—even in the most divisive situations— when people begin to listen to one another.

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Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito, narrated by Saskia Maarleveld
Expected Release Date: April 5

Crime drama Quicksand is coming to Netflix on April 5th, and is based on the 2016 novel of the same name. A mass shooting has taken place at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb. Maja Norberg (Hanna Ardehn) has just spent nine horrible months in jail and is now on trial for her involvement in the massacre where her boyfriend and best friend were killed. The time has come for her to enter the courtroom.

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Native Son by Richard Wright, narrated by Peter Francis James
Expected Release Date: April 6

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas (Ashton Sanders) had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Wright’s powerful novel—set in the 1930s—is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country. The film adaptation is set to debut on HBO Films on April 6.

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After by Anna Todd, narrated by Elizabeth Louise & Hero Fiennes Tiffin
Expected Release Date: April 12

Could this be love for Tessa (Josephine Langford) and Hardin (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin)? Soon to be a major motion picture, Anna Todd‘s sensational novel is now available with a bonus chapter read by Hero Fiennes Tiffin and a letter to listeners read by the author.

Tessa is the good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. Hardin is the bad boy with tattoos and a bad attitude. Hardin is the polar opposite of her sweet boyfriend back home. He is mean and rude, but as soon as they kiss, it ignites a passion within her she’s never known until now. Each time he pushes her away, she only feels pulled in deeper by her desire to find the real Hardin beneath his lies.

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I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves by Ryan O’Connell, narrated by Ryan O’Connell
Expected Release Date: April 12

From the beloved blogger turned voice of an online generation comes an unforgettable and hilarious memoir-meets-manifesto exploring what it means to be a millennial gay man living with cerebral palsy. Ryan shares his story of how, through extensive trial and error, he figures out how to take his life from bleak to chic.

The TV adaptation called Special will be released on Netflix April 12 and there will be eight episodes in total for Season 1.

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The Breakthrough: The Miraculous True Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection by Joyce Smith, narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers
Expected Release Date: April 17

Coming to a theater near you on April 17, Breakthrough is the impossible true story about the powerful impact of prayer starring Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace, Dennis Haysbert, and Josh Lucas.

When Joyce Smith’s fourteen-year-old son, John, fell through an icy lake, he lay lifeless at the hospital for more than sixty minutes. But Joyce was not ready to give up on her son. She gathered all her faith and strength and cried out to God to save him. This is an extraordinary story of the death and resurrection of the Smith’s son.

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Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, narrated by Roy Dotrice
Expected Release Date: April 18

Winter is coming. Who will win the battle, fire or ice? The long anticipated wait is almost over for season eight of Game of Thrones. While you wait for the show to return to HBO, you can make the wait more enjoyable by listening to Games of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire (Book One) to set the mood for what is about to come.

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Selection Day by Aravind Adiga, narrated by Sartaj Garewala
Expected Release Date: April 22

Did you see the Original Netflix series Selection Day last year? If you did, we have good news for you: part 2 of the show is finally arriving this month! It’s a brilliant novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their obsessive father to become cricket stars, and whose coming of age threatens their relationship, future, and sense of themselves. Many fans can’t wait to see how the story of the Kumar brothers concludes.

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