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 Still Alice  by Lisa Genova
Extended Sample 12 Strong  by Doug Stanton
Extended Sample The White Queen  (abridged) by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample Under The Dome  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency  by Douglas Adams
Extended Sample The Big Short  by Michael Lewis
Extended Sample The Big Short  by Michael Lewis
Extended Sample The Glass Castle  by Jeannette Walls
Extended Sample Team of Rivals  by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Extended Sample Horse Soldiers  by Doug Stanton
Extended Sample Forrest Gump  by Winston Groom
Extended Sample Mockingjay  by Suzanne Collins
Extended Sample War Horse  by Michael Morpurgo
Extended Sample The Operators  by Michael Hastings
Extended Sample White Oleander  by Janet Fitch
Extended Sample The Notebook  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Christmas Train  by David Baldacci
Extended Sample Julie and Julia  by Julie Powell
Extended Sample The Lincoln Lawyer  by Michael Connelly
Extended Sample Dear John  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample God's Not Dead  by Rice Broocks
Extended Sample Lolita  by Vladimir Nabokov
Extended Sample Olive Kitteridge  by Elizabeth Strout
Extended Sample Long Way Down  by Jason Reynolds
Extended Sample Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  by Becky Albertalli
Extended Sample Into the Forest  by Jean Hegland
Extended Sample Beasts of No Nation  by Uzodinma Iweala
Extended Sample The Plot against America  by Philip Roth
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