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 Little Women  by Louisa May Alcott
Extended Sample Little Women  by Louisa May Alcott
Extended Sample The Power of the Dog  by Thomas Savage
Extended Sample Beloved  by Toni Morrison
Extended Sample Beloved  by Toni Morrison
Extended Sample Thirteen Reasons Why  by Jay Asher
Extended Sample Odd Thomas  by Dean Koontz
Extended Sample 11/22/63  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Redeeming Love  by Francine Rivers
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Darker  by E. L. James
Extended Sample Eragon  by Christopher Paolini
Extended Sample Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley
Extended Sample Brave New World  by Aldous Huxley
Extended Sample A Dance with Dragons  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Jack Reacher: One Shot  by Lee Child
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches  by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample Death on the Nile  by Agatha Christie
Extended Sample Matilda  by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample Tuesdays with Morrie  by Mitch Albom
Extended Sample Atlas Shrugged  by Ayn Rand
Extended Sample A Clash of Kings  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  by C. S. Lewis
Extended Sample The Art of Racing in the Rain  by Garth Stein
Extended Sample Hillbilly Elegy  by J. D. Vance
Extended Sample Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson
Extended Sample Where the Red Fern Grows  by Wilson Rawls
Extended Sample The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition  by Lois Lowry
Extended Sample Soul Surfer  by Bethany Hamilton
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