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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All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
The Glass Castle: A Memoir Audiobook, by Jeannette Walls 4.00000754821009 out of 54.00000754821009 out of 54.00000754821009 out of 54.00000754821009 out of 54.00000754821009 out of 5 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls September 2010
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.22781818181818 out of 54.22781818181818 out of 54.22781818181818 out of 54.22781818181818 out of 54.22781818181818 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
Wonder Audiobook, by R. J. Palacio 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wonder by R. J. Palacio February 2012
The Mountain between Us: A Novel Audiobook, by Charles Martin 3.99986920332937 out of 53.99986920332937 out of 53.99986920332937 out of 53.99986920332937 out of 53.99986920332937 out of 5 The Mountain between Us: A Novel by Charles Martin June 2010
The Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Audiobook, by George R. R. Martin 4.00000634931447 out of 54.00000634931447 out of 54.00000634931447 out of 54.00000634931447 out of 54.00000634931447 out of 5 A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R. R. Martin August 2003
The Girl on the Train: A Novel Audiobook, by Paula Hawkins 4.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 5 The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins January 2015
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie September 2013
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00002377081135 out of 54.00002377081135 out of 54.00002377081135 out of 54.00002377081135 out of 54.00002377081135 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00006747316408 out of 54.00006747316408 out of 54.00006747316408 out of 54.00006747316408 out of 54.00006747316408 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 Audiobook, by Rick Riordan 4.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 5 The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 by Rick Riordan June 2005
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000199862594 out of 54.00000199862594 out of 54.00000199862594 out of 54.00000199862594 out of 54.00000199862594 out of 5 The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Green Mile Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00002200970628 out of 54.00002200970628 out of 54.00002200970628 out of 54.00002200970628 out of 54.00002200970628 out of 5 The Green Mile by Stephen King December 1999
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000210818238 out of 54.00000210818238 out of 54.00000210818238 out of 54.00000210818238 out of 54.00000210818238 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Girl in the Spiders Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larssons Millennium Series Audiobook, by David Lagercrantz 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz September 2015
Annihilation Audiobook, by Jeff VanderMeer 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer February 2014
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
Gerald’s Game Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.64428571428571 out of 53.64428571428571 out of 53.64428571428571 out of 53.64428571428571 out of 53.64428571428571 out of 5 Gerald’s Game by Stephen King January 2016
Never Let Me Go Audiobook, by Kazuo Ishiguro 3.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 5 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro April 2005
Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.92777777777778 out of 53.92777777777778 out of 53.92777777777778 out of 53.92777777777778 out of 53.92777777777778 out of 5 Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00004483609101 out of 53.00004483609101 out of 53.00004483609101 out of 53.00004483609101 out of 53.00004483609101 out of 5 Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 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
The Da Vinci Code: A Novel Audiobook, by Dan Brown 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown April 2006
Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man, and lifes greatest lesson Audiobook, by Mitch Albom 3.0000064088542 out of 53.0000064088542 out of 53.0000064088542 out of 53.0000064088542 out of 53.0000064088542 out of 5 Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson by Mitch Albom June 2004
The Return of the King Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000329834501 out of 54.00000329834501 out of 54.00000329834501 out of 54.00000329834501 out of 54.00000329834501 out of 5 The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Matilda Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 Matilda by Roald Dahl July 2013
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00006355360342 out of 54.00006355360342 out of 54.00006355360342 out of 54.00006355360342 out of 54.00006355360342 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
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