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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Crazy Rich Asians Audiobook, by Kevin Kwan 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan June 2013
Sharp Objects: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn September 2006
Outlander Audiobook, by Diana Gabaldon 4.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon June 1991
The Book Thief Audiobook, by Markus Zusak 4.00001022752932 out of 54.00001022752932 out of 54.00001022752932 out of 54.00001022752932 out of 54.00001022752932 out of 5 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak September 2006
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
The Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
Wonder Audiobook, by R. J. Palacio 4.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 5 Wonder by R. J. Palacio February 2012
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
To Kill a Mockingbird Audiobook, by Harper Lee 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee July 2014
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
The Husbands Secret Audiobook, by Liane Moriarty 4.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 5 The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty July 2013
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Audiobook, by Laura Hillenbrand 4.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 5 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand November 2010
A Wrinkle in Time Audiobook, by Madeleine L’Engle 3.99998567458385 out of 53.99998567458385 out of 53.99998567458385 out of 53.99998567458385 out of 53.99998567458385 out of 5 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle January 2012
Meg: Generations Audiobook, by Steve Alten 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Meg: Generations by Steve Alten July 2018
The Lincoln Lawyer Audiobook, by Michael Connelly 4.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 5 The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly October 2005
Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel by Gillian Flynn May 2009
Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel by Gillian Flynn May 2009
Where the Red Fern Grows Audiobook, by Wilson Rawls 3.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 5 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls July 2000
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 4.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 5 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis May 2005
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins Audiobook, by Steve Alten 4.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 5 Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins by Steve Alten April 2014
Atlas Shrugged Audiobook, by Ayn Rand 3.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 5 Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand April 2010
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Audiobook, by Stieg Larsson 4.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 5 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson September 2008
Along Came a Spider Audiobook, by James Patterson 3.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 5 Along Came a Spider by James Patterson November 2005
Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 5 Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
The Alchemist Audiobook, by Paulo Coelho 3.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 5 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho October 2005
The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember Audiobook, by Jeanne DuPrau 3.0000197257409 out of 53.0000197257409 out of 53.0000197257409 out of 53.0000197257409 out of 53.0000197257409 out of 5 The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau May 2004
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