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, by William Paul Young 4.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, by E. L. James 3.00001806947892 out of 53.00001806947892 out of 53.00001806947892 out of 53.00001806947892 out of 53.00001806947892 out of 5 Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
The Girl on the Train: A Novel, by Paula Hawkins 4.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 54.32 out of 5 The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins January 2015
1984, by George Orwell 4.00000404559889 out of 54.00000404559889 out of 54.00000404559889 out of 54.00000404559889 out of 54.00000404559889 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
The Fellowship of the Ring, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 53.99999831846303 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.0000019505933 out of 54.0000019505933 out of 54.0000019505933 out of 54.0000019505933 out of 54.0000019505933 out of 5 The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Two Towers, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99988563855895 out of 53.99988563855895 out of 53.99988563855895 out of 53.99988563855895 out of 53.99988563855895 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Return of the King, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99998869815339 out of 53.99998869815339 out of 53.99998869815339 out of 53.99998869815339 out of 53.99998869815339 out of 5 The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
11/22/63: A Novel, by Stephen King 4.00002038705272 out of 54.00002038705272 out of 54.00002038705272 out of 54.00002038705272 out of 54.00002038705272 out of 5 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King November 2011
The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins July 2012
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding 3.00000221196607 out of 53.00000221196607 out of 53.00000221196607 out of 53.00000221196607 out of 53.00000221196607 out of 5 Lord of the Flies by William Golding November 2002
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel, by Anthony Doerr 4.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 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
The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini June 2003
Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen 3.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 5 Hoot by Carl Hiaasen September 2002
Gone Girl (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel, by Gillian Flynn 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gone Girl (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel by Gillian Flynn June 2012
Me Before You: A Novel (Movie Tie-In), by Jojo Moyes 4.00012155591572 out of 54.00012155591572 out of 54.00012155591572 out of 54.00012155591572 out of 54.00012155591572 out of 5 Me Before You: A Novel (Movie Tie-In) by Jojo Moyes December 2012
Eat, Pray, Love: One Womans Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, by Elizabeth Gilbert 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert February 2006
Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together, by Ron Hall, Denver Moore 3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall, Denver Moore October 2007
The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story, by Diane Ackerman 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman January 2007
One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel, by Lee Child 4.00003975510853 out of 54.00003975510853 out of 54.00003975510853 out of 54.00003975510853 out of 54.00003975510853 out of 5 One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child August 2014
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1, by Rick Riordan 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 by Rick Riordan June 2005
Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline 4.00001704071026 out of 54.00001704071026 out of 54.00001704071026 out of 54.00001704071026 out of 54.00001704071026 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
The BFG, by Roald Dahl 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The BFG by Roald Dahl July 2013
Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro April 2005
Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov September 2005
Addicted, by Zane, Tracy Wolff 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Addicted by Zane, Tracy Wolff August 2011
The Light between Oceans: A Novel, by M. L. Stedman 3.99994573327907 out of 53.99994573327907 out of 53.99994573327907 out of 53.99994573327907 out of 53.99994573327907 out of 5 The Light between Oceans: A Novel by M. L. Stedman July 2012
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