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 A Time to Kill by John Grisham
Extended Sample Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Extended Sample Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Extended Sample The Outsider by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
Extended Sample King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
Extended Sample 11/22/63 by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Extended Sample The Stand by Stephen King
Extended Sample Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Extended Sample 1984 by George Orwell
Extended Sample After by Anna Todd
Extended Sample The Shack by William Paul Young
Extended Sample Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Extended Sample To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Extended Sample Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Extended Sample Lost Girls by Robert Kolker
Extended Sample Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James
Extended Sample The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Extended Sample Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Extended Sample Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Jack Reacher by Lee Child
Extended Sample The Firm by John Grisham
Extended Sample The Shining by Stephen King
Extended Sample Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Extended Sample Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
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