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 Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
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 Yellow Birds: A Novel Audiobook, by Kevin Powers 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Yellow Birds: A Novel by Kevin Powers September 2012
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
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
The 5th Wave Audiobook, by Rick Yancey 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey May 2013
The Firm: A Novel Audiobook, by John Grisham 3.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 5 The Firm: A Novel by John Grisham November 2007
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel Audiobook, by Fannie Flagg 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel by Fannie Flagg October 2010
A Time to Kill Audiobook, by John Grisham 3.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 5 A Time to Kill by John Grisham July 2000
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
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
Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel Audiobook, by Dean Koontz 3.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 5 Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz December 2003
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
The Dangerous Book for Boys Audiobook, by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden 4.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 5 The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden July 2007
The Black Hand Audiobook, by Will Thomas 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Black Hand by Will Thomas April 2017
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
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
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
Little Women Audiobook, by Louisa May Alcott 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott February 2011
Little Women Audiobook, by Louisa May Alcott 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott February 2011
The Kind Worth Killing Audiobook, by Peter Swanson 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson February 2015
Ender’s Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition Audiobook, by Orson Scott Card 4.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 5 Ender’s Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition by Orson Scott Card April 2004
The Da Vinci Code: A Novel Audiobook, by Dan Brown 3.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 5 The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown April 2006
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel Audiobook, by Lisa See 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See June 2005
The Haunting of Hill House Audiobook, by Shirley Jackson 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson September 2010
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Audiobook, by Neil Postman 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman May 2017
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