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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Outlander Audiobook, by Diana Gabaldon 4.26666666666667 out of 54.26666666666667 out of 54.26666666666667 out of 54.26666666666667 out of 54.26666666666667 out of 5 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon June 1991
Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00005622667871 out of 54.00005622667871 out of 54.00005622667871 out of 54.00005622667871 out of 54.00005622667871 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
Wonder Audiobook, by R. J. Palacio 4.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 5 Wonder by R. J. Palacio 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
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
The Glass Castle: A Memoir Audiobook, by Jeannette Walls 4.00001233956109 out of 54.00001233956109 out of 54.00001233956109 out of 54.00001233956109 out of 54.00001233956109 out of 5 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls September 2010
The Hunger Games Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 5 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins July 2012
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Light Between Oceans: A Novel Audiobook, by M. L. Stedman 3.9998372042544 out of 53.9998372042544 out of 53.9998372042544 out of 53.9998372042544 out of 53.9998372042544 out of 5 The Light Between Oceans: A Novel by M. L. Stedman July 2012
The Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
The Alchemist Audiobook, by Paulo Coelho 3.00001041527939 out of 53.00001041527939 out of 53.00001041527939 out of 53.00001041527939 out of 53.00001041527939 out of 5 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho October 2005
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 5 The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 4.28571428571429 out of 54.28571428571429 out of 54.28571428571429 out of 54.28571428571429 out of 54.28571428571429 out of 5 Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie September 2013
A Wrinkle in Time Audiobook, by Madeleine L’Engle 3.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 5 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle January 2012
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.25033898305085 out of 54.25033898305085 out of 54.25033898305085 out of 54.25033898305085 out of 54.25033898305085 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.00000735964035 out of 54.00000735964035 out of 54.00000735964035 out of 54.00000735964035 out of 54.00000735964035 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 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
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by Stephen King June 2014
Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 5 Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell Audiobook, by Chris Colfer 4.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 5 The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer July 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
11/22/63: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00007340610345 out of 54.00007340610345 out of 54.00007340610345 out of 54.00007340610345 out of 54.00007340610345 out of 5 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King November 2011
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
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
The Goldfinch: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Audiobook, by Donna Tartt 3.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 The Goldfinch: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction by Donna Tartt October 2013
The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story Audiobook, by Diane Ackerman 2.99983529153399 out of 52.99983529153399 out of 52.99983529153399 out of 52.99983529153399 out of 52.99983529153399 out of 5 The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman January 2007
Legend Audiobook, by Marie Lu 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Legend by Marie Lu November 2011
Still Alice: A Novel Audiobook, by Lisa Genova 4.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 5 Still Alice: A Novel by Lisa Genova January 2009
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