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 Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell Audiobook, by Chris Colfer 4.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 5 The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer July 2012
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
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
Me Before You: A Novel Audiobook, by Jojo Moyes 4.00021067795084 out of 54.00021067795084 out of 54.00021067795084 out of 54.00021067795084 out of 54.00021067795084 out of 5 Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes December 2012
Sense and Sensibility Audiobook, by Jane Austen 4.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 5 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen May 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
Inferno: A Novel Audiobook, by Dan Brown 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown May 2013
One for the Money Audiobook, by Janet Evanovich 4.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 5 One for the Money by Janet Evanovich August 1994
Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man, and lifes greatest lesson Audiobook, by Mitch Albom 3.00002049282559 out of 53.00002049282559 out of 53.00002049282559 out of 53.00002049282559 out of 53.00002049282559 out of 5 Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man, and life's greatest lesson by Mitch Albom June 2004
I Am Number Four Audiobook, by Pittacus Lore 3.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 5 I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore August 2010
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Audiobook, by Marcus Luttrell 4.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 5 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell May 2012
Prince Caspian Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 5 Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis May 2005
Red Rising Audiobook, by Pierce Brown 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Red Rising by Pierce Brown January 2014
The Informant: A True Story Audiobook, by Kurt Eichenwald 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Informant: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald December 2005
Beloved Audiobook, by Toni Morrison 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beloved by Toni Morrison May 2006
Under The Dome: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.00005871910419 out of 53.00005871910419 out of 53.00005871910419 out of 53.00005871910419 out of 53.00005871910419 out of 5 Under The Dome: A Novel by Stephen King November 2009
Catching Fire Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 5 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins July 2012
A Dogs Purpose: A Novel for Humans Audiobook, by W. Bruce Cameron 4.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 5 A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans by W. Bruce Cameron January 2017
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
Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children Audiobook, by Ransom Riggs 3.00004316472382 out of 53.00004316472382 out of 53.00004316472382 out of 53.00004316472382 out of 53.00004316472382 out of 5 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs June 2011
The BFG Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The BFG by Roald Dahl July 2013
Never Let Me Go Audiobook, by Kazuo Ishiguro 3.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 5 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro April 2005
The Girl on the Train: A Novel Audiobook, by Paula Hawkins 4.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins January 2015
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Audiobook, by Lawrence Wright 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright May 2017
Looking for Alaska Audiobook, by John Green 4.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 5 Looking for Alaska by John Green September 2006
Looking for Alaska Audiobook, by John Green 4.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 5 Looking for Alaska by John Green September 2006
Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together Audiobook, by Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent, Ron Hall 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent, Ron Hall September 2017
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
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