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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Call Me by Your Name: A Novel Audiobook, by André Aciman 4.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 5 Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by André Aciman October 2017
Annihilation Audiobook, by Jeff VanderMeer 3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer February 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 Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Audiobook, by Donna Tartt 3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Donna Tartt October 2013
Fight Club Audiobook, by Chuck Palahniuk 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk November 2013
Armada: A Novel Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 5 Armada: A Novel by Ernest Cline July 2015
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
Heavens Prisoners Audiobook, by James Lee Burke 4.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 5 Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke May 1996
Artemis Fowl Audiobook, by Eoin Colfer 3.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 5 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer June 2002
Eragon: Inheritance, Book I Audiobook, by Christopher Paolini 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eragon: Inheritance, Book I by Christopher Paolini August 2003
Where the Red Fern Grows Audiobook, by Wilson Rawls 3.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 5 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls July 2000
How to Train Your Dragon Audiobook, by Cressida Cowell 3.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 5 How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell December 2013
The Book Thief Audiobook, by Markus Zusak 4.00001992382458 out of 54.00001992382458 out of 54.00001992382458 out of 54.00001992382458 out of 54.00001992382458 out of 5 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak September 2006
The Breadwinner Audiobook, by Deborah Ellis 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis July 2002
Insurgent Audiobook, by Veronica Roth 3.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 5 Insurgent by Veronica Roth May 2012
Divergent Audiobook, by Veronica Roth 3.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 5 Divergent by Veronica Roth May 2011
Beezus and Ramona Audiobook, by Beverly Cleary 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary October 2010
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
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
Invisible Man: A Novel Audiobook, by Ralph Ellison 3.00001613527817 out of 53.00001613527817 out of 53.00001613527817 out of 53.00001613527817 out of 53.00001613527817 out of 5 Invisible Man: A Novel by Ralph Ellison December 2010
Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00013612048111 out of 54.00013612048111 out of 54.00013612048111 out of 54.00013612048111 out of 54.00013612048111 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
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
The Help Audiobook, by Kathryn Stockett 4.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 5 The Help by Kathryn Stockett February 2009
Matilda Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 Matilda by Roald Dahl July 2013
Memoirs of A Geisha Audiobook, by Arthur Golden 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden July 2000
The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel Audiobook, by Sue Monk Kidd 3.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 5 The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd January 2003
Eat Pray Love: One Womans Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia Audiobook, by Elizabeth Gilbert 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert February 2006
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