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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The Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 54.06 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story Audiobook, by Diane Ackerman 3.12382352941176 out of 53.12382352941176 out of 53.12382352941176 out of 53.12382352941176 out of 53.12382352941176 out of 5 The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman January 2007
The Girl on the Train: A Novel Audiobook, by Paula Hawkins 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins January 2015
The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.9052380952381 out of 53.9052380952381 out of 53.9052380952381 out of 53.9052380952381 out of 53.9052380952381 out of 5 The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.60210526315789 out of 53.60210526315789 out of 53.60210526315789 out of 53.60210526315789 out of 53.60210526315789 out of 5 Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
The White Princess Audiobook, by Philippa Gregory 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The White Princess by Philippa Gregory July 2013
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Audiobook, by Marcus Luttrell 4.09379310344828 out of 54.09379310344828 out of 54.09379310344828 out of 54.09379310344828 out of 54.09379310344828 out of 5 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell May 2012
A Dogs Purpose: A Novel for Humans Audiobook, by W. Bruce Cameron 4.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 54.82 out of 5 A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans by W. Bruce Cameron January 2017
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.69848101265823 out of 53.69848101265823 out of 53.69848101265823 out of 53.69848101265823 out of 53.69848101265823 out of 5 Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition Audiobook, by Lois Lowry 4.11757575757576 out of 54.11757575757576 out of 54.11757575757576 out of 54.11757575757576 out of 54.11757575757576 out of 5 The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition by Lois Lowry July 2000
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.3456 out of 54.3456 out of 54.3456 out of 54.3456 out of 54.3456 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Kite Runner Audiobook, by Khaled Hosseini 4.41363636363636 out of 54.41363636363636 out of 54.41363636363636 out of 54.41363636363636 out of 54.41363636363636 out of 5 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini June 2003
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Audiobook, by John Boyne 4.37407407407407 out of 54.37407407407407 out of 54.37407407407407 out of 54.37407407407407 out of 54.37407407407407 out of 5 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne September 2006
The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer Audiobook, by Anthony Bruno 3.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 5 The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer by Anthony Bruno August 2012
The Circle Audiobook, by Dave Eggers 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Circle by Dave Eggers October 2013
Where the Red Fern Grows Audiobook, by Wilson Rawls 4.45590909090909 out of 54.45590909090909 out of 54.45590909090909 out of 54.45590909090909 out of 54.45590909090909 out of 5 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls July 2000
The Glass Castle: A Memoir Audiobook, by Jeannette Walls 4.38725 out of 54.38725 out of 54.38725 out of 54.38725 out of 54.38725 out of 5 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls September 2010
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.37176470588235 out of 54.37176470588235 out of 54.37176470588235 out of 54.37176470588235 out of 54.37176470588235 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.69363636363636 out of 54.69363636363636 out of 54.69363636363636 out of 54.69363636363636 out of 54.69363636363636 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Shining Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.42822222222222 out of 54.42822222222222 out of 54.42822222222222 out of 54.42822222222222 out of 54.42822222222222 out of 5 The Shining by Stephen King August 2012
Ender’s Game Audiobook, by Orson Scott Card 4.30769230769231 out of 54.30769230769231 out of 54.30769230769231 out of 54.30769230769231 out of 54.30769230769231 out of 5 Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card April 2004
The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel Audiobook, by Sue Monk Kidd 4.18648648648649 out of 54.18648648648649 out of 54.18648648648649 out of 54.18648648648649 out of 54.18648648648649 out of 5 The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd January 2003
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Audiobook, by David Grann 3.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 5 The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann February 2009
The Silver Linings Playbook Audiobook, by Matthew Quick 4.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 5 The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick February 2015
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.496 out of 54.496 out of 54.496 out of 54.496 out of 54.496 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
11/22/63: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.245 out of 54.245 out of 54.245 out of 54.245 out of 54.245 out of 5 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King November 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Audiobook, by Rebecca Skloot 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot February 2010
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