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 Winter's Bone  by Daniel Woodrell
Extended Sample The Sound and the Fury  by William Faulkner
Extended Sample Red Dragon  by Thomas Harris
Extended Sample A Monster Calls  by Patrick Ness
Extended Sample A Monster Calls  by Patrick Ness
Extended Sample The Jungle Book  by Rudyard Kipling
Extended Sample Les Misérables  by Victor Hugo
Extended Sample No Country for Old Men  by Cormac McCarthy
Extended Sample The Silence of the Lambs  by Thomas Harris
Extended Sample Cloud Atlas  by David Mitchell
Extended Sample The White Tiger  by Aravind Adiga
Extended Sample Mortal Engines  by Philip Reeve
Extended Sample King and Maxwell  by David Baldacci
Extended Sample The Lucky One  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Cold Dish  by Craig Johnson
Extended Sample The BFG  by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample The Best of Me  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Going Clear  by Lawrence Wright
Extended Sample Diary of a Wimpy Kid  by Jeff Kinney
Extended Sample The Devil Wears Prada  by Lauren Weisberger
Extended Sample Stormbreaker  by Anthony Horowitz
Extended Sample Heaven's Prisoners  by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample Pet Sematary  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Eaters of the Dead  by Michael Crichton
Extended Sample A Painted House  by John Grisham
Extended Sample Caging Skies  by Christine Leunens
Extended Sample Their Eyes Were Watching God  by Zora Neale Hurston
Extended Sample Eleanor & Park  by Rainbow Rowell
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