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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Stardust Audiobook, by Neil Gaiman 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stardust by Neil Gaiman November 2006
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 Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Audiobook, by Rebecca Skloot 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot February 2010
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
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
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
The Darkest Minds Audiobook, by Alexandra Bracken 3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken April 2013
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
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 Places (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel by Gillian Flynn May 2009
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00002762142015 out of 54.00002762142015 out of 54.00002762142015 out of 54.00002762142015 out of 54.00002762142015 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
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
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
Les Misérables Audiobook, by Victor Hugo 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Les Misérables by Victor Hugo October 2009
Thank You for Your Service Audiobook, by David Finkel 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel October 2013
The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition Audiobook, by Thomas Harris 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition by Thomas Harris October 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 Circle Audiobook, by Dave Eggers 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Circle by Dave Eggers October 2013
Anne of Green Gables Audiobook, by L. M. Montgomery 3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery January 2006
The Silver Linings Playbook Audiobook, by Matthew Quick 4.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 5 The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick February 2015
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
Mary Poppins Audiobook, by P. L. Travers 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers October 2013
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi Audiobook, by Mitchell Zuckoff 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff September 2014
Nights in Rodanthe Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks November 2005
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
Gerald’s Game Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 5 Gerald’s Game by Stephen King January 2016
Inherent Vice Audiobook, by Thomas Pynchon 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon October 2012
Fahrenheit 451 Audiobook, by Kristi Hiner 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fahrenheit 451 by Kristi Hiner March 2011
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