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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Outlander Audiobook, by Diana Gabaldon 4.31384615384615 out of 54.31384615384615 out of 54.31384615384615 out of 54.31384615384615 out of 54.31384615384615 out of 5 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon June 1991
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Audiobook, by John Carreyrou 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou May 2018
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 5 The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 5 Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
A Wrinkle in Time Audiobook, by Madeleine L’Engle 3.9999883804588 out of 53.9999883804588 out of 53.9999883804588 out of 53.9999883804588 out of 53.9999883804588 out of 5 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle January 2012
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell Audiobook, by Chris Colfer 4.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 5 The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer July 2012
The Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by Stephen King June 2014
The Last Song Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks September 2009
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Audiobook, by Stieg Larsson 4.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 5 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson September 2008
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake Audiobook, by Frank W. Abagnale 3.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 5 Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abagnale April 2010
The Alchemist Audiobook, by Paulo Coelho 3.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 5 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho October 2005
The Maze Runner Audiobook, by James Dashner 2.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 5 The Maze Runner by James Dashner October 2009
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Audiobook, by George R. R. Martin 4.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 5 A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R. R. Martin August 2003
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
Gone Girl: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn June 2012
The Firm: A Novel Audiobook, by John Grisham 3.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 5 The Firm: A Novel by John Grisham November 2007
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Return of the King Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Red Sparrow: A Novel Audiobook, by Jason Matthews 4.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 5 Red Sparrow: A Novel by Jason Matthews June 2013
Crazy Rich Asians Audiobook, by Kevin Kwan 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan June 2013
Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing Audiobook, by Christy Wilson Beam 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing by Christy Wilson Beam April 2015
Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-Up Audiobook, by Leo Damore 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-Up by Leo Damore April 2018
The Constant Gardener Audiobook, by John le Carré 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Constant Gardener by John le Carré August 2012
The Hunger Games Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 5 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins July 2012
Interview with the Vampire Audiobook, by Anne Rice 3.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 5 Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice May 2011
The World According to Garp Audiobook, by John Irving 4.00000329462975 out of 54.00000329462975 out of 54.00000329462975 out of 54.00000329462975 out of 54.00000329462975 out of 5 The World According to Garp by John Irving July 2005
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