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 Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Extended Sample Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Extended Sample A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample 1984 by George Orwell
Extended Sample Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
Extended Sample Alita by Pat Cadigan
Extended Sample To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Extended Sample The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Extended Sample The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Extended Sample The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
Extended Sample Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
Extended Sample Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Extended Sample Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Wife by Meg Wolitzer
Extended Sample Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Extended Sample It by Stephen King
Extended Sample Dark Tower I by Stephen King
Extended Sample If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Extended Sample The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Extended Sample A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Extended Sample The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
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