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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Extended Sample Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Extended Sample Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Extended Sample The Shack by William Paul Young
Extended Sample To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Extended Sample The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Extended Sample The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
Extended Sample Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Extended Sample The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Extended Sample 1984 by George Orwell
Extended Sample The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Extended Sample Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Extended Sample Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Extended Sample Cell by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Shining by Stephen King
Extended Sample Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Extended Sample The Stand by Stephen King
Extended Sample Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Extended Sample The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Extended Sample A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample The Irishman (Movie Tie-In) by Charles Brandt
Extended Sample The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Extended Sample Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Extended Sample Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
Extended Sample The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
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