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 A Thousand Pieces of You  by Claudia Gray
Extended Sample My Brilliant Friend  by Elena Ferrante
Extended Sample The Wife  by Meg Wolitzer
Extended Sample L.A. Confidential  by James Ellroy
Extended Sample Everything, Everything  by Nicola Yoon
Extended Sample Love, Rosie  by Cecelia Ahern
Extended Sample The Kind Worth Killing  by Peter Swanson
Extended Sample Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates  by Mike Stangle
Extended Sample Meg  by Steve Alten
Extended Sample The Zookeeper’s Wife  by Diane Ackerman
Extended Sample Slumdog Millionaire  by Vikas Swarup
Extended Sample The Descendants  by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Extended Sample Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet  by M. C. Beaton
Extended Sample The Dinner  by Herman Koch
Extended Sample About a Boy  by Nick Hornby
Extended Sample The Da Vinci Code  by Dan Brown
Extended Sample The Big Year  by Mark Obmascik
Extended Sample Like Water for Chocolate  by Laura Esquivel
Extended Sample The Nanny Diaries  by Emma McLaughlin
Extended Sample Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason  by Helen Fielding
Extended Sample Snow Flower and the Secret Fan  by Lisa See
Extended Sample I Am Legend  by Richard Matheson
Extended Sample The Fountainhead  by Ayn Rand
Extended Sample Beautiful Boy  by David Sheff
Extended Sample The Man in the High Castle  by Philip K. Dick
Extended Sample The Man in the High Castle  by Philip K. Dick
Extended Sample Snow Angels  by Stewart O’Nan
Extended Sample The Soloist  by Steve Lopez
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