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 Inherent Vice  by Thomas Pynchon
Extended Sample The Black Hand  by Will Thomas
Extended Sample The Call of the Wild  by Jack London
Extended Sample Stargirl Movie Tie-In Edition  by Jerry Spinelli
Extended Sample Chitty Chitty Bang Bang  by Ian Fleming
Extended Sample Billy Bathgate  by E. L. Doctorow
Extended Sample King and Maxwell  by David Baldacci
Extended Sample James and the Giant Peach  by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample The House of Mirth  by Edith Wharton
Extended Sample Egg & Spoon  by Gregory Maguire
Extended Sample To All the Boys I've Loved Before  by Jenny Han
Extended Sample Dollbaby  by Laura Lane McNeal
Extended Sample Those Who Wish Me Dead  by Michael Koryta
Extended Sample Big Little Lies  by Liane Moriarty
Extended Sample Zeroville  by Steve Erickson
Extended Sample Hold the Dark  by William Giraldi
Extended Sample It’s What I Do  by Lynsey Addario
Extended Sample All the Bright Places Movie Tie-In Edition  by Jennifer Niven
Extended Sample Shirley  by Susan Scarf Merrell
Extended Sample Cold in July  by Joe R. Lansdale
Extended Sample Inside the O'Briens  by Lisa Genova
Extended Sample A Walk to Remember  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Rebecca  by Daphne du Maurier
Extended Sample An Ember in the Ashes  by Sabaa Tahir
Extended Sample A Good Marriage  by Stephen King
Extended Sample My Cousin Rachel  by Daphne du Maurier
Extended Sample A Walk Among the Tombstones  by Lawrence Block
Extended Sample The Stranger  by Harlan Coben
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