Books That Were Made Into Movies

What do blockbuster films like Divergent, The Hunt for Red October, and The Godfather have in common? Before they were hit movies they were all bestselling novels. Popular works of fiction have long been one of Hollywood's go-to sources for new movie ideas. Additionally many critically acclaimed motion pictures were originally inspired by short stories and novellas. Great examples include The Shawshank Redemption (a wonderful adaptation of Stephen King's novella "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption"), A Christmas Story (adapted from Jean Shepherd's short story "Red Ryder Nails the Hammond Kid"), and Brokeback Mountain (from the short story of the same name by Annie Proulx). And while many books do indeed translate well to the big screen, most readers readily recognize that the books often allow for a greater level of detail and more nuanced storytelling than movies and television shows can convey. And audiobooks make experiencing these great titles exceedingly easy and convenient - especially for those who are constantly on the go or for those readers who struggle with learning disabilities. An additional strength offered by audiobooks is that a skilled narrator can truly bring a great story to life.

Our immense audiobook collection contains a wide variety of titles across all categories and genres that went on to become popular films and TV movies. Browse the selection on this page to see some great examples and find the perfect audio book to add to your library.

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The Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
The Girl on the Train: A Novel Audiobook, by Paula Hawkins 4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins January 2015
The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story Audiobook, by Diane Ackerman 2.99985393443523 out of 52.99985393443523 out of 52.99985393443523 out of 52.99985393443523 out of 52.99985393443523 out of 5 The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman January 2007
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The White Princess Audiobook, by Philippa Gregory 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The White Princess by Philippa Gregory July 2013
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00009255860005 out of 53.00009255860005 out of 53.00009255860005 out of 53.00009255860005 out of 53.00009255860005 out of 5 Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
The Glass Castle: A Memoir Audiobook, by Jeannette Walls 3.99999451927116 out of 53.99999451927116 out of 53.99999451927116 out of 53.99999451927116 out of 53.99999451927116 out of 5 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls September 2010
The Book Thief Audiobook, by Markus Zusak 4.00000664136307 out of 54.00000664136307 out of 54.00000664136307 out of 54.00000664136307 out of 54.00000664136307 out of 5 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak September 2006
The Return of the King Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99998869815339 out of 53.99998869815339 out of 53.99998869815339 out of 53.99998869815339 out of 53.99998869815339 out of 5 The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Atlas Shrugged Audiobook, by Ayn Rand 3.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 5 Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand April 2010
Everything, Everything Audiobook, by Nicola Yoon 4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon September 2015
Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00001158728806 out of 54.00001158728806 out of 54.00001158728806 out of 54.00001158728806 out of 54.00001158728806 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Audiobook, by Margot Lee Shetterly 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly September 2016
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99995067363616 out of 53.99995067363616 out of 53.99995067363616 out of 53.99995067363616 out of 53.99995067363616 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.00000404559889 out of 54.00000404559889 out of 54.00000404559889 out of 54.00000404559889 out of 54.00000404559889 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.0000019505933 out of 54.0000019505933 out of 54.0000019505933 out of 54.0000019505933 out of 54.0000019505933 out of 5 The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Hunger Games Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins July 2012
One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel Audiobook, by Lee Child 3.99992049294375 out of 53.99992049294375 out of 53.99992049294375 out of 53.99992049294375 out of 53.99992049294375 out of 5 One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child August 2014
The Circle Audiobook, by Dave Eggers 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Circle by Dave Eggers October 2013
The Circle Audiobook, by Dave Eggers 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Circle by Dave Eggers October 2013
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie September 2013
Where the Red Fern Grows Audiobook, by Wilson Rawls 3.00001376093134 out of 53.00001376093134 out of 53.00001376093134 out of 53.00001376093134 out of 53.00001376093134 out of 5 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls July 2000
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge Audiobook, by Michael Punke 4.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 5 The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke January 2015
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00001426262242 out of 54.00001426262242 out of 54.00001426262242 out of 54.00001426262242 out of 54.00001426262242 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
11/22/63: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00002038705272 out of 54.00002038705272 out of 54.00002038705272 out of 54.00002038705272 out of 54.00002038705272 out of 5 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King November 2011
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Audiobook, by John Boyne 4.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 5 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne September 2006
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Audiobook, by Rebecca Skloot 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot February 2010
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