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 Fifty Shades of Grey  by E. L. James
Extended Sample Ugly Love  by Colleen Hoover
Extended Sample Pachinko  by Min Jin Lee
Extended Sample The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd
Extended Sample Catching Fire  by Suzanne Collins
Extended Sample Twilight  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample New Moon  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample The Tender Bar  by J. R. Moehringer
Extended Sample Gone Girl  by Gillian Flynn
Extended Sample Beloved  by Toni Morrison
Extended Sample Beloved  by Toni Morrison
Extended Sample Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley
Extended Sample Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley
Extended Sample Red Rising  by Pierce Brown
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches  by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample Dark Tower I  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson
Extended Sample Tuesdays with Morrie  by Mitch Albom
Extended Sample The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition  by Lois Lowry
Extended Sample Never Let Me Go  by Kazuo Ishiguro
Extended Sample NERVE  by Jeanne Ryan
Extended Sample The Case of the Missing Marquess  by Nancy Springer
Extended Sample The White Queen  (abridged) by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample The Other Miss Bridgerton  by Julia Quinn
Extended Sample Eclipse  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample The Zookeeper’s Wife  by Diane Ackerman
Extended Sample One for the Money  by Janet Evanovich
Extended Sample Behind Her Eyes  by Sarah Pinborough
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