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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Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel Audiobook, by Jessica Knoll 3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel by Jessica Knoll May 2015
Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.8428 out of 53.8428 out of 53.8428 out of 53.8428 out of 53.8428 out of 5 Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00004532442748 out of 54.00004532442748 out of 54.00004532442748 out of 54.00004532442748 out of 54.00004532442748 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
The Glass Castle: A Memoir Audiobook, by Jeannette Walls 3.99999783397056 out of 53.99999783397056 out of 53.99999783397056 out of 53.99999783397056 out of 53.99999783397056 out of 5 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls September 2010
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by Stephen King June 2014
The Book Thief Audiobook, by Markus Zusak 4.00001328263793 out of 54.00001328263793 out of 54.00001328263793 out of 54.00001328263793 out of 54.00001328263793 out of 5 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak September 2006
The Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 54.26 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young 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
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.10959183673469 out of 54.10959183673469 out of 54.10959183673469 out of 54.10959183673469 out of 54.10959183673469 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 54.23 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000080713818 out of 54.00000080713818 out of 54.00000080713818 out of 54.00000080713818 out of 54.00000080713818 out of 5 The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Along Came a Spider Audiobook, by James Patterson 3.00001082286047 out of 53.00001082286047 out of 53.00001082286047 out of 53.00001082286047 out of 53.00001082286047 out of 5 Along Came a Spider by James Patterson November 2005
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Audiobook, by Margot Lee Shetterly 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly September 2016
Lord of the Flies Audiobook, by William Golding 3.00000404788896 out of 53.00000404788896 out of 53.00000404788896 out of 53.00000404788896 out of 53.00000404788896 out of 5 Lord of the Flies by William Golding November 2002
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.00000518722789 out of 54.00000518722789 out of 54.00000518722789 out of 54.00000518722789 out of 54.00000518722789 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
Red Rising Audiobook, by Pierce Brown 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Red Rising by Pierce Brown January 2014
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie September 2013
The Girl on the Train: A Novel Audiobook, by Paula Hawkins 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins January 2015
Never Let Me Go Audiobook, by Kazuo Ishiguro 3.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 5 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro April 2005
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 Audiobook, by Rick Riordan 4.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 54.00000243752026 out of 5 The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 by Rick Riordan June 2005
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Audiobook, 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
A Wrinkle in Time Audiobook, by Madeleine L’Engle 3.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 5 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle January 2012
A Wrinkle in Time Audiobook, by Madeleine L’Engle 3.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 5 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle January 2012
Matilda Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 Matilda by Roald Dahl July 2013
Ender’s Game Audiobook, by Orson Scott Card 4.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 5 Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card April 2004
The BFG Audiobook, 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
The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel Audiobook, by Sue Monk Kidd 3.00000696046802 out of 53.00000696046802 out of 53.00000696046802 out of 53.00000696046802 out of 53.00000696046802 out of 5 The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd January 2003
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000082821555 out of 54.00000082821555 out of 54.00000082821555 out of 54.00000082821555 out of 54.00000082821555 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
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