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 Girl on the Train: A Novel, by Paula Hawkins 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins January 2015
The Shack, by William Paul Young, William P. Young 3.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young, William P. Young July 2013
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs 3.0000172317236 out of 53.0000172317236 out of 53.0000172317236 out of 53.0000172317236 out of 53.0000172317236 out of 5 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs June 2011
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
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 July 2012
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne 4.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 5 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne September 2006
Water for Elephants, 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
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd, by Patrick Ness 4.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 5 A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd by Patrick Ness September 2011
Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy, by E. L. James 3.00001118028805 out of 53.00001118028805 out of 53.00001118028805 out of 53.00001118028805 out of 53.00001118028805 out of 5 Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
Inferno: A Novel, by Dan Brown 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown May 2013
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
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
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 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
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury 3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury August 2010
The Stand, by Stephen King 4.00000950846015 out of 54.00000950846015 out of 54.00000950846015 out of 54.00000950846015 out of 54.00000950846015 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, by Marcus Luttrell 4.00011704054619 out of 54.00011704054619 out of 54.00011704054619 out of 54.00011704054619 out of 54.00011704054619 out of 5 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell May 2012
Atlas Shrugged, 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
Me Before You: A Novel (Movie Tie-In), by Jojo Moyes 3.99991085498177 out of 53.99991085498177 out of 53.99991085498177 out of 53.99991085498177 out of 53.99991085498177 out of 5 Me Before You: A Novel (Movie Tie-In) by Jojo Moyes December 2012
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake, by Frank W. Abagnale 3.00036714089032 out of 53.00036714089032 out of 53.00036714089032 out of 53.00036714089032 out of 53.00036714089032 out of 5 Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abagnale April 2010
Rodrick Rules, by Jeff Kinney 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney July 2012
The Circle, 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
The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas 4.00000288255048 out of 54.00000288255048 out of 54.00000288255048 out of 54.00000288255048 out of 54.00000288255048 out of 5 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas June 2008
The Third Wheel, by Jeff Kinney 4.00002569637167 out of 54.00002569637167 out of 54.00002569637167 out of 54.00002569637167 out of 54.00002569637167 out of 5 The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney November 2012
One for the Money, by Janet Evanovich 4.00001057121564 out of 54.00001057121564 out of 54.00001057121564 out of 54.00001057121564 out of 54.00001057121564 out of 5 One for the Money by Janet Evanovich August 1994
Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel, 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
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
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