Just finished Bird Box, that was different...
I think the novel by Josh Malerman predates A Quiet Place by a few years.It was alright. It never really showed the entities that were causing the problems (other than some sketches a character had). I'm not sure if I can even say it was entirely different, as they may have branched the concept from The Quiet Place, except, instead of not making sounds, the people in Bird Box can't open their eyes, or it spells disasters (in most cases). I think I can get away with saying that and not spoil anything.