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 1984  by George Orwell
Extended Sample Little Fires Everywhere  by Celeste Ng
Extended Sample King and Maxwell  by David Baldacci
Extended Sample Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley
Extended Sample Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley
Extended Sample Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson
Extended Sample The Stand  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Unbroken  by Laura Hillenbrand
Extended Sample My Brilliant Friend  by Elena Ferrante
Extended Sample All the Light We Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr
Extended Sample Jack Reacher: One Shot  by Lee Child
Extended Sample Clear and Present Danger  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Patriot Games  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample After  by Anna Todd
Extended Sample The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh  by A. A. Milne
Extended Sample Angels & Demons  by Dan Brown
Extended Sample If Beale Street Could Talk  by James Baldwin
Extended Sample A Storm of Swords  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho
Extended Sample The Count of Monte Cristo  by Alexandre Dumas
Extended Sample The Lincoln Lawyer  by Michael Connelly
Extended Sample Catching Fire  by Suzanne Collins
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Freed  by E. L. James
Extended Sample The Host  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Divergent  by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample The Road  by Cormac McCarthy
Extended Sample The Goldfinch  by Donna Tartt
Extended Sample Holes  by Louis Sachar
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