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 Along Came a Spider (25th Anniversary Edition)  by James Patterson
Extended Sample Running with Scissors  by Augusten Burroughs
Extended Sample Cherry  by Nico Walker
Extended Sample White Oleander  by Janet Fitch
Extended Sample Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel  by Val Emmich
Extended Sample Going Clear  by Lawrence Wright
Extended Sample The White Queen  (abridged) by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample Tarzan of the Apes  by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Extended Sample The Amityville Horror  by Jay Anson
Extended Sample Gerald’s Game  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The House With a Clock in Its Walls  by John Bellairs
Extended Sample A Dog's Journey  by W. Bruce Cameron
Extended Sample The North Water  by Ian McGuire
Extended Sample On Chesil Beach  by Ian McEwan
Extended Sample On Chesil Beach  by Ian McEwan
Extended Sample Eclipse  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample The Sisters Brothers  by Patrick deWitt
Extended Sample More About Paddington  by Michael Bond
Extended Sample Call Me by Your Name  by André Aciman
Extended Sample Lone Survivor  by Marcus Luttrell
Extended Sample The Blind Side  by Michael Lewis
Extended Sample In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead  by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample Brain on Fire  by Susannah Cahalan
Extended Sample Cloud Atlas  by David Mitchell
Extended Sample Up in the Air  by Walter Kirn
Extended Sample Breaking Dawn  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Meg  by Steve Alten
Extended Sample The Finest Hours  by Michael J. Tougias
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