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 Brighton Rock  by Graham Greene
Extended Sample The Host  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Bad Blood  by John Carreyrou
Extended Sample Odd Thomas  by Dean Koontz
Extended Sample Ringworld  by Larry Niven
Extended Sample Ugly Love  by Colleen Hoover
Extended Sample Mr. Mercedes  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Good Lord Bird  by James McBride
Extended Sample The Goldfinch  by Donna Tartt
Extended Sample The Girl on the Train  by Paula Hawkins
Extended Sample The Lost City of Z  by David Grann
Extended Sample Allegiant  by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample Good Omens  by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  by Stieg Larsson
Extended Sample Revolutionary Road  by Richard Yates
Extended Sample Eat Pray Love  by Elizabeth Gilbert
Extended Sample Angels & Demons  by Dan Brown
Extended Sample Fallen  by Lauren Kate
Extended Sample How to Train Your Dragon  by Cressida Cowell
Extended Sample Thirteen Reasons Why  by Jay Asher
Extended Sample The Shining  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Doctor Sleep  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Point of Impact  by Stephen Hunter
Extended Sample Prince Caspian  by C. S. Lewis
Extended Sample The Three Musketeers  by Alexandre Dumas
Extended Sample The Hate U Give  by Angie Thomas
Extended Sample Rebecca  by Daphne du Maurier
Extended Sample The Outsider  by Stephen King
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