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 Dark Tower I  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley
Extended Sample Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley
Extended Sample It  by Stephen King
Extended Sample A Dance with Dragons  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell  by Chris Colfer
Extended Sample The Firm  by John Grisham
Extended Sample Fifty Shades of Grey  by E. L. James
Extended Sample The Outsiders  by S. E. Hinton
Extended Sample All Quiet on the Western Front  by Erich Maria Remarque
Extended Sample The Alienist  by Caleb Carr
Extended Sample The Dressmaker  by Rosalie Ham
Extended Sample 1922  by Stephen King
Extended Sample One for the Money  by Janet Evanovich
Extended Sample Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample The Art of Racing in the Rain  by Garth Stein
Extended Sample Never Let Me Go  by Kazuo Ishiguro
Extended Sample Brain on Fire  by Susannah Cahalan
Extended Sample The Husband's Secret  by Liane Moriarty
Extended Sample The Count of Monte Cristo  by Alexandre Dumas
Extended Sample Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  by John Berendt
Extended Sample The Knife of Never Letting Go  by Patrick Ness
Extended Sample A Wrinkle in Time  by Madeleine L’Engle
Extended Sample A Walk in the Woods  by Bill Bryson
Extended Sample All the Light We Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr
Extended Sample Atlas Shrugged  by Ayn Rand
Extended Sample Ordinary People  by Judith Guest
Extended Sample Artemis Fowl  by Eoin Colfer
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