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 Where the Crawdads Sing  by Delia Owens
Extended Sample 1984  by George Orwell
Extended Sample Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson
Extended Sample All the Light We Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr
Extended Sample The Shack  by William Paul Young
Extended Sample Nine Perfect Strangers  by Liane Moriarty
Extended Sample Ordinary People  by Judith Guest
Extended Sample Without Remorse  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Vampire Academy  by Richelle Mead
Extended Sample Their Eyes Were Watching God  by Zora Neale Hurston
Extended Sample Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  by John Berendt
Extended Sample Eragon  by Christopher Paolini
Extended Sample Ender’s Game  by Orson Scott Card
Extended Sample A Painted House  by John Grisham
Extended Sample One for the Money  by Janet Evanovich
Extended Sample Where the Red Fern Grows  by Wilson Rawls
Extended Sample The Two Towers  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample Clear and Present Danger  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Firefly Lane  by Kristin Hannah
Extended Sample A Clash of Kings  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample The Fellowship of the Ring  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Lightning Thief  by Rick Riordan
Extended Sample The Woman in the Window  by A. J. Finn
Extended Sample Unbroken  by Laura Hillenbrand
Extended Sample The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho
Extended Sample Outlander  by Diana Gabaldon
Extended Sample Olive Kitteridge  by Elizabeth Strout
Extended Sample The Kite Runner  by Khaled Hosseini
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