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 Tuesdays with Morrie  by Mitch Albom
Extended Sample Rodrick Rules  by Jeff Kinney
Extended Sample Legends of the Fall  by Jim Harrison
Extended Sample Hillbilly Elegy  by J. D. Vance
Extended Sample The Queen’s Gambit  by Walter Tevis
Extended Sample New Moon  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Freed  by E. L. James
Extended Sample Leviathan Wakes  by James S. A. Corey
Extended Sample Me Before You  by Jojo Moyes
Extended Sample The Maze Runner  by James Dashner
Extended Sample Carrie (Movie Tie-in Edition)  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children  by Ransom Riggs
Extended Sample American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition  by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample Unbroken  by Laura Hillenbrand
Extended Sample Patriot Games  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Divergent  by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample Call Me by Your Name  by André Aciman
Extended Sample A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  by Betty Smith
Extended Sample The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening  by L. J. Smith
Extended Sample Bridge to Terabithia  by Katherine Paterson
Extended Sample The Longest Ride  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Murder on the Orient Express  by Agatha Christie
Extended Sample Thank You for Your Service  by David Finkel
Extended Sample The Circle  by Dave Eggers
Extended Sample Falling Upwards  by Richard Holmes
Extended Sample Anne of Green Gables  by L. M. Montgomery
Extended Sample The Silver Linings Playbook  by Matthew Quick
Extended Sample Love in the Time of Cholera  by Gabriel García Márquez
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