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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No Country for Old Men Audiobook, by Cormac McCarthy 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy July 2005
Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 5 Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil Audiobook, by Victoria Christopher Murray 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil by Victoria Christopher Murray August 2017
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Audiobook, by John Boyne 4.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 54.00000941646186 out of 5 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne 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
The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries Audiobook, by Meg Cabot 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot September 2003
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
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Audiobook, by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice 3.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 5 American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice January 2012
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board Audiobook, by Bethany Hamilton 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton April 2011
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
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Audiobook, by Ann Brashares 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares May 2005
Hoot Audiobook, by Carl Hiaasen 3.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 5 Hoot by Carl Hiaasen September 2002
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
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Audiobook, by John Berendt 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt November 2005
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
Into the Wild Audiobook, by Jon Krakauer 3.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 5 Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer August 2007
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
Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 5 Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
Along Came a Spider Audiobook, by James Patterson 3.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 5 Along Came a Spider by James Patterson November 2005
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie September 2013
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
Love in the Time of Cholera Audiobook, by Gabriel García Márquez 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez September 2013
Allegiant Audiobook, by Veronica Roth 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Allegiant by Veronica Roth October 2013
The Homesman: A Novel Audiobook, by Glendon Swarthout 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Homesman: A Novel by Glendon Swarthout February 2014
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
James and the Giant Peach Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl July 2013
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
The Client Audiobook, by John Grisham 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Client by John Grisham July 2000
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