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 You  by Caroline Kepnes
Extended Sample Return to Virgin River  by Robyn Carr
Extended Sample On the Road: the Original Scroll  by Jack Kerouac
Extended Sample The Choice  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Beautiful Creatures  by Kami Garcia
Extended Sample Beautiful Boy  by David Sheff
Extended Sample Hidden Figures  by Margot Lee Shetterly
Extended Sample Wicked  by Gregory Maguire
Extended Sample We Have Always Lived in the Castle  by Shirley Jackson
Extended Sample Fallen  by Lauren Kate
Extended Sample How to Train Your Dragon  by Cressida Cowell
Extended Sample Killing Eve: Die for Me  by Luke Jennings
Extended Sample Lolita  by Vladimir Nabokov
Extended Sample Fight Club  by Chuck Palahniuk
Extended Sample Memoirs of A Geisha  by Arthur Golden
Extended Sample Seabiscuit  by Laura Hillenbrand
Extended Sample The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  by Stieg Larsson
Extended Sample The Outsider  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Safe Haven  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample A Walk in the Woods  by Bill Bryson
Extended Sample Shane  by Jack Schaefer
Extended Sample My Brilliant Friend  by Elena Ferrante
Extended Sample The Road  by Cormac McCarthy
Extended Sample The Sum of All Fears  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Red Dragon  by Thomas Harris
Extended Sample The Silence of the Lambs  by Thomas Harris
Extended Sample The Lovely Bones  by Alice Sebold
Extended Sample Love in the Time of Cholera  by Gabriel García Márquez
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