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 The Maze Runner  by James Dashner
Extended Sample The Bell Jar  by Sylvia Plath
Extended Sample The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell  by Chris Colfer
Extended Sample Patriot Games  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample The Help  by Kathryn Stockett
Extended Sample Bel Canto  by Ann Patchett
Extended Sample Looking for Alaska  by John Green
Extended Sample The Kind Worth Killing  by Peter Swanson
Extended Sample The Cider House Rules  by John Irving
Extended Sample Cell  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Last Letter from Your Lover  by Jojo Moyes
Extended Sample Angels & Demons  by Dan Brown
Extended Sample The Angel Experiment  by James Patterson
Extended Sample One of Us Is Lying  by Karen M. McManus
Extended Sample The Rainmaker  by John Grisham
Extended Sample Into the Wild  by Jon Krakauer
Extended Sample The Darkest Minds  by Alexandra Bracken
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Freed  by E. L. James
Extended Sample The Underground Railroad (Television Tie-in)  by Colson Whitehead
Extended Sample The Fountainhead  by Ayn Rand
Extended Sample The Lost Daughter  by Elena Ferrante
Extended Sample The Fault in Our Stars  by John Green
Extended Sample Mockingjay  by Suzanne Collins
Extended Sample Artemis Fowl  by Eoin Colfer
Extended Sample Firefly Lane  by Kristin Hannah
Extended Sample The Shack  by William Paul Young
Extended Sample Maid  by Stephanie Land
Extended Sample Divergent  by Veronica Roth
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