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 Breaking Dawn  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample 11/22/63  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Eclipse  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Red Rising  by Pierce Brown
Extended Sample Ender’s Game  by Orson Scott Card
Extended Sample The Lightning Thief  by Rick Riordan
Extended Sample Lone Survivor  by Marcus Luttrell
Extended Sample A Clash of Kings  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Tuck Everlasting  by Natalie Babbitt
Extended Sample The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho
Extended Sample The Woman in the Window  by A. J. Finn
Extended Sample Outlander  by Diana Gabaldon
Extended Sample How to be Single  by Liz Tuccillo
Extended Sample Prince of Thieves  by Chuck Hogan
Extended Sample The Call of the Wild  by Jack London
Extended Sample Where’d You Go, Bernadette  by Maria Semple
Extended Sample The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  by William Kamkwamba
Extended Sample In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead  by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample The Choice  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries  by Meg Cabot
Extended Sample The Great Gilly Hopkins  by Katherine Paterson
Extended Sample The Stranger  by Harlan Coben
Extended Sample The Constant Gardener  by John le Carré
Extended Sample Insurgent  by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample White Queen  by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample The Last Song  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Revenant  by Michael Punke
Extended Sample The Unbearable Lightness of Being  by Milan Kundera
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