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 Last Sin Eater  by Francine Rivers
Extended Sample Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel  by Jeff Kinney
Extended Sample Fresh Off the Boat  by Eddie Huang
Extended Sample Crazy Rich Asians  by Kevin Kwan
Extended Sample Atonement  by Ian McEwan
Extended Sample The Best Christmas Pageant Ever  by Barbara Robinson
Extended Sample Black Mass  by Dick Lehr
Extended Sample Child of God  by Cormac McCarthy
Extended Sample Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day  by Judith Viorst
Extended Sample Heaven's Prisoners  by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample Schindler's List  (abridged) by Thomas Keneally
Extended Sample Shopgirl  by Steve Martin
Extended Sample The Kite Runner  by Khaled Hosseini
Extended Sample Brokeback Mountain  by Annie Proulx
Extended Sample The Garden of Eden  by Ernest Hemingway
Extended Sample A Mighty Heart  by Mariane Pearl
Extended Sample The Ghost Writer  by Robert Harris
Extended Sample Fair Game  (abridged) by Valerie Plame Wilson
Extended Sample 21: Bringing Down the House Movie Tie-In  by Ben Mezrich
Extended Sample Horse Soldiers  by Doug Stanton
Extended Sample Forrest Gump  by Winston Groom
Extended Sample Prince of Thieves  by Chuck Hogan
Extended Sample The RUM DIARY  by Hunter S. Thompson
Extended Sample The Light Between Oceans  by M. L. Stedman
Extended Sample The Constant Gardener  by John le Carré
Extended Sample Battle Royale  by Koushun Takami
Extended Sample The Tale of Peter Rabbit  by Beatrix Potter
Extended Sample The Queen of Katwe  by Tim Crothers
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