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 The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Extended Sample Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Extended Sample Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Extended Sample Dune by Frank Herbert
Extended Sample All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Extended Sample The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Extended Sample Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Extended Sample Masters of the Air by Donald L. Miller
Extended Sample Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Extended Sample The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Extended Sample The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Extended Sample 1984 by George Orwell
Extended Sample Holes by Louis Sachar
Extended Sample Slow Horses by Mick Herron
Extended Sample Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
Extended Sample A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Extended Sample Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith
Extended Sample American Prometheus by Kai Bird
Extended Sample The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Extended Sample The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
Extended Sample Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Extended Sample Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
Extended Sample The Terminal List by Jack Carr
Extended Sample The Stand by Stephen King
Extended Sample A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Extended Sample Dark Tower I by Stephen King
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