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 Without Remorse  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample The Hobbit  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Return of the King  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample Nomadland  by Jessica Bruder
Extended Sample The Two Towers  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample Firefly Lane  by Kristin Hannah
Extended Sample The Fellowship of the Ring  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample News of the World  by Paulette Jiles
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches  by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample Ready Player One  by Ernest Cline
Extended Sample The Shack  by William Paul Young
Extended Sample The Woman in the Window  by A. J. Finn
Extended Sample 1984  by George Orwell
Extended Sample Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe  by Fannie Flagg
Extended Sample Matilda  by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample Artemis Fowl  by Eoin Colfer
Extended Sample The Shining  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Ordinary People  by Judith Guest
Extended Sample A Game of Thrones  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  by John Berendt
Extended Sample Outlander  by Diana Gabaldon
Extended Sample The Stand  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Mr. Mercedes  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Tuesdays with Morrie  by Mitch Albom
Extended Sample Hillbilly Elegy  by J. D. Vance
Extended Sample A Storm of Swords  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Jack Reacher: One Shot  by Lee Child
Extended Sample Eragon  by Christopher Paolini
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