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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The Lincoln Lawyer Audiobook, by Michael Connelly 4.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 5 The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly October 2005
The Girl in the Spiders Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larssons Millennium Series Audiobook, by David Lagercrantz 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz September 2015
Cell: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.00003754622703 out of 53.00003754622703 out of 53.00003754622703 out of 53.00003754622703 out of 53.00003754622703 out of 5 Cell: A Novel by Stephen King January 2006
The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition Audiobook, by Lois Lowry 4.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 5 The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition by Lois Lowry July 2000
The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2 Audiobook, by Rick Riordan 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2 by Rick Riordan June 2006
The Lost Wife Audiobook, by Alyson Richman 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman September 2011
The Road Audiobook, by Cormac McCarthy 3.00000733170081 out of 53.00000733170081 out of 53.00000733170081 out of 53.00000733170081 out of 53.00000733170081 out of 5 The Road by Cormac McCarthy September 2006
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Audiobook, by Michael Lewis 4.00003437725601 out of 54.00003437725601 out of 54.00003437725601 out of 54.00003437725601 out of 54.00003437725601 out of 5 The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis March 2010
Ringworld Audiobook, by Larry Niven 3.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 5 Ringworld by Larry Niven June 2005
Limitless: A Novel Audiobook, by Alan Glynn 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Limitless: A Novel by Alan Glynn March 2011
The Shining Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 5 The Shining by Stephen King August 2012
Lord of the Flies Audiobook, by William Golding 3.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 5 Lord of the Flies by William Golding November 2002
More About Paddington Audiobook, by Michael Bond 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 More About Paddington by Michael Bond June 2007
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 Tale of Peter Rabbit Audiobook, by Beatrix Potter 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter June 2015
In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead Audiobook, by James Lee Burke 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke June 2012
The Other Boleyn Girl Audiobook, by Philippa Gregory 3.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 5 The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory March 2011
Water for Elephants Audiobook, by Sara Gruen 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen May 2006
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
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
Fallen Audiobook, by Lauren Kate 4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 Fallen by Lauren Kate December 2009
The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh Audiobook, by A. A. Milne 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne June 2013
Me Before You: A Novel Audiobook, by Jojo Moyes 4.0001683698735 out of 54.0001683698735 out of 54.0001683698735 out of 54.0001683698735 out of 54.0001683698735 out of 5 Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes December 2012
The Longest Ride Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks September 2013
The Count of Monte Cristo Audiobook, by Alexandre Dumas 4.00000389142071 out of 54.00000389142071 out of 54.00000389142071 out of 54.00000389142071 out of 54.00000389142071 out of 5 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas June 2008
The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook, by John Green 3.99999698260721 out of 53.99999698260721 out of 53.99999698260721 out of 53.99999698260721 out of 53.99999698260721 out of 5 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green January 2012
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel Audiobook, by Jessica Knoll 3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel by Jessica Knoll May 2015
The Book Thief Audiobook, by Markus Zusak 4.00001660324228 out of 54.00001660324228 out of 54.00001660324228 out of 54.00001660324228 out of 54.00001660324228 out of 5 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak September 2006
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