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 Sun Is Also a Star  by Nicola Yoon
Extended Sample Murder in the Bayou  by Ethan Brown
Extended Sample Meg: Generations  by Steve Alten
Extended Sample Hidden Figures  by Margot Lee Shetterly
Extended Sample A Hologram for the King  by Dave Eggers
Extended Sample Mudbound  by Hillary Jordan
Extended Sample Rusty Puppy  by Joe R. Lansdale
Extended Sample The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample The Turn of the Screw  by Henry James
Extended Sample Our Chemical Hearts  by Krystal Sutherland
Extended Sample Meg: Hell’s Aquarium  by Steve Alten
Extended Sample The War of the Worlds  by H. G. Wells
Extended Sample The War of the Worlds  by H. G. Wells
Extended Sample A Dog’s Purpose  by W. Bruce Cameron
Extended Sample The Importance of Being Earnest  by Oscar Wilde
Extended Sample Alita: Battle Angel  by Pat Cadigan
Extended Sample Rumble Fish  by S. E. Hinton
Extended Sample A Really Good Day  by Ayelet Waldman
Extended Sample The House With a Clock in Its Walls  by John Bellairs
Extended Sample Black Klansman  by Ron Stallworth
Extended Sample Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition, Adapted for Young Adults)  by Bryan Stevenson
Extended Sample Chappaquiddick  by Leo Damore
Extended Sample The Case of the Missing Marquess  by Nancy Springer
Extended Sample Nine Perfect Strangers  by Liane Moriarty
Extended Sample Wonder Park  by Sadie Chesterfield
Extended Sample The Silence  by Tim Lebbon
Extended Sample Suburra  by Giancarlo de Cataldo
Extended Sample Inherent Vice  by Thomas Pynchon
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