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 Flashforward  by Robert J. Sawyer
Extended Sample The Moon and the Sun  by Vonda N. McIntyre
Extended Sample The Secret Scripture  by Sebastian Barry
Extended Sample Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There  by Lewis Carroll
Extended Sample The Loop  by Joe Coomer
Extended Sample Nappily Ever After  by Trisha R. Thomas
Extended Sample The Amityville Horror  by Jay Anson
Extended Sample Dermaphoria  by Craig Clevenger
Extended Sample We Have Always Lived in the Castle  by Shirley Jackson
Extended Sample The Scent of Rain and Lightning  by Nancy Pickard
Extended Sample Good People  by Marcus Sakey
Extended Sample Paper Towns  by John Green
Extended Sample Looking for Alaska  by John Green
Extended Sample Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass  by Lewis Carroll
Extended Sample The Humbling  by Philip Roth
Extended Sample The Fault in Our Stars  by John Green
Extended Sample The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  by Elizabeth Conner
Extended Sample The Darkest Minds  by Alexandra Bracken
Extended Sample Safe Haven  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life  by James Patterson
Extended Sample Long Walk to Freedom  by Nelson Mandela
Extended Sample Daughter of Smoke and Bone  by Laini Taylor
Extended Sample The Killer Inside Me  by Jim Thompson
Extended Sample The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight  by Jennifer E. Smith
Extended Sample Alex Cross  by James Patterson
Extended Sample The Yellow Birds  by Kevin Powers
Extended Sample The Outpost  by Jake Tapper
Extended Sample The Memory Keeper's Daughter  by Kim Edwards
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