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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Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00010222161646 out of 54.00010222161646 out of 54.00010222161646 out of 54.00010222161646 out of 54.00010222161646 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
Red Sparrow: A Novel Audiobook, by Jason Matthews 4.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 Red Sparrow: A Novel by Jason Matthews June 2013
A Wrinkle in Time Audiobook, by Madeleine L’Engle 3.99999363310784 out of 53.99999363310784 out of 53.99999363310784 out of 53.99999363310784 out of 53.99999363310784 out of 5 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle January 2012
Armada: A Novel Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 Armada: A Novel by Ernest Cline July 2015
Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.814 out of 53.814 out of 53.814 out of 53.814 out of 53.814 out of 5 Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 5 Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
Call Me by Your Name: A Novel Audiobook, by André Aciman 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by André Aciman October 2017
Outlander Audiobook, by Diana Gabaldon 4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon June 1991
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Audiobook, by George R. R. Martin 4.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 5 A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R. R. Martin August 2003
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
The Help Audiobook, by Kathryn Stockett 4.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 5 The Help by Kathryn Stockett February 2009
The Alchemist Audiobook, by Paulo Coelho 3.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 5 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho October 2005
Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 5 Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
To Kill a Mockingbird Audiobook, by Harper Lee 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee July 2014
The Silver Chair Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis May 2005
The Silver Chair Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis May 2005
The Prestige Audiobook, by Christopher Priest 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Prestige by Christopher Priest January 2006
The Return of the King Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The 5th Wave Audiobook, by Rick Yancey 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey May 2013
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99999838572675 out of 53.99999838572675 out of 53.99999838572675 out of 53.99999838572675 out of 53.99999838572675 out of 5 The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Lord of the Flies Audiobook, by William Golding 3.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 5 Lord of the Flies by William Golding November 2002
The Neverending Story Audiobook, by Michael Ende 3.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 5 The Neverending Story by Michael Ende March 2012
The Time Traveler’s Wife Audiobook, by Audrey Niffenegger 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger April 2011
Annihilation Audiobook, by Jeff VanderMeer 3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer February 2014
Along Came a Spider Audiobook, by James Patterson 3.00002156477914 out of 53.00002156477914 out of 53.00002156477914 out of 53.00002156477914 out of 53.00002156477914 out of 5 Along Came a Spider by James Patterson November 2005
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