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 Firefly Lane  by Kristin Hannah
Extended Sample Nomadland  by Jessica Bruder
Extended Sample The Fellowship of the Ring  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Hobbit  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample News of the World  by Paulette Jiles
Extended Sample The Return of the King  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Two Towers  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample 1984  by George Orwell
Extended Sample The Stand  by Stephen King
Extended Sample A Game of Thrones  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson
Extended Sample Jack Reacher: One Shot  by Lee Child
Extended Sample Wonder  by R. J. Palacio
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches  by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample The Shack  by William Paul Young
Extended Sample Clear and Present Danger  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample It  by Stephen King
Extended Sample To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper Lee
Extended Sample The Case for Christ  by Lee Strobel
Extended Sample Little Fires Everywhere  by Celeste Ng
Extended Sample The Boy in the Striped Pajamas  by John Boyne
Extended Sample The One and Only Ivan  by Katherine Applegate
Extended Sample Eragon  by Christopher Paolini
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Darker  by E. L. James
Extended Sample Beloved  by Toni Morrison
Extended Sample Beloved  by Toni Morrison
Extended Sample The Mist  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Sum of All Fears  by Tom Clancy
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