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 4.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 54.15 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
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
Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.85782608695652 out of 53.85782608695652 out of 53.85782608695652 out of 53.85782608695652 out of 53.85782608695652 out of 5 Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
The Return of the King Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99999839932481 out of 53.99999839932481 out of 53.99999839932481 out of 53.99999839932481 out of 53.99999839932481 out of 5 The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000082821555 out of 54.00000082821555 out of 54.00000082821555 out of 54.00000082821555 out of 54.00000082821555 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Along Came a Spider Audiobook, by James Patterson 2.99999458852606 out of 52.99999458852606 out of 52.99999458852606 out of 52.99999458852606 out of 52.99999458852606 out of 5 Along Came a Spider by James Patterson November 2005
The Choice Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3.00001779871274 out of 53.00001779871274 out of 53.00001779871274 out of 53.00001779871274 out of 53.00001779871274 out of 5 The Choice by Nicholas Sparks September 2007
The Hunger Games Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins July 2012
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 Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00001901673949 out of 54.00001901673949 out of 54.00001901673949 out of 54.00001901673949 out of 54.00001901673949 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
Atonement: A Novel Audiobook, by Ian McEwan 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Atonement: A Novel by Ian McEwan December 2015
The Glass Castle: A Memoir Audiobook, by Jeannette Walls 3.99999451927116 out of 53.99999451927116 out of 53.99999451927116 out of 53.99999451927116 out of 53.99999451927116 out of 5 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls September 2010
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 Audiobook, by Rick Riordan 4.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 5 The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 by Rick Riordan June 2005
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00002502944641 out of 54.00002502944641 out of 54.00002502944641 out of 54.00002502944641 out of 54.00002502944641 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.00000518722789 out of 54.00000518722789 out of 54.00000518722789 out of 54.00000518722789 out of 54.00000518722789 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
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
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
A Dogs Purpose: A Novel for Humans Audiobook, by W. Bruce Cameron 4.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 5 A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans by W. Bruce Cameron January 2017
Catching Fire Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins July 2012
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi Audiobook, by Mitchell Zuckoff 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff September 2014
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3.999999196104 out of 53.999999196104 out of 53.999999196104 out of 53.999999196104 out of 53.999999196104 out of 5 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis May 2005
Team of Rivals Audiobook, by Doris Kearns Goodwin 4.503 out of 54.503 out of 54.503 out of 54.503 out of 54.503 out of 5 Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin March 2011
Water for Elephants Audiobook, by Sara Gruen 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen May 2006
Divergent Audiobook, by Veronica Roth 3.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 5 Divergent by Veronica Roth May 2011
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Audiobook, by Margot Lee Shetterly 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly September 2016
The White Princess Audiobook, by Philippa Gregory 3.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 The White Princess by Philippa Gregory July 2013
Mockingjay Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.54545454545455 out of 54.54545454545455 out of 54.54545454545455 out of 54.54545454545455 out of 54.54545454545455 out of 5 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins July 2012
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