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 Glass Castle  by Jeannette Walls
Extended Sample Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  by John Berendt
Extended Sample Red Rising  by Pierce Brown
Extended Sample Inferno  by Dan Brown
Extended Sample The Eye of the World  by Robert Jordan
Extended Sample The Woman in the Window  by A. J. Finn
Extended Sample Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency  by Douglas Adams
Extended Sample The Green Mile  by Stephen King
Extended Sample A Wrinkle in Time  by Madeleine L’Engle
Extended Sample Station Eleven  by Emily St. John Mandel
Extended Sample The Breadwinner  by Deborah Ellis
Extended Sample The Shining Girls  by Lauren Beukes
Extended Sample The Da Vinci Code  by Dan Brown
Extended Sample Leviathan Wakes  by James S. A. Corey
Extended Sample Ringworld  by Larry Niven
Extended Sample Les Misérables  by Victor Hugo
Extended Sample The Longest Ride  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Murder on the Orient Express  by Agatha Christie
Extended Sample Doctor Sleep  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Goldfinch  by Donna Tartt
Extended Sample Thank You for Your Service  by David Finkel
Extended Sample The Husband's Secret  by Liane Moriarty
Extended Sample Allegiant  by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample The Circle  by Dave Eggers
Extended Sample Falling Upwards  by Richard Holmes
Extended Sample The Good Lord Bird  by James McBride
Extended Sample Legends of the Fall  by Jim Harrison
Extended Sample Anne of Green Gables  by L. M. Montgomery
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