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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Extended Sample Atonement by Ian McEwan
Extended Sample I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Extended Sample The Stand by Stephen King
Extended Sample Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Extended Sample Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Extended Sample Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition) by Gillian Flynn
Extended Sample Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter
Extended Sample Hold the Dark by William Giraldi
Extended Sample Ringworld by Larry Niven
Extended Sample Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Extended Sample The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Extended Sample Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel
Extended Sample The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Extended Sample The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Extended Sample Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample The Circle by Dave Eggers
Extended Sample Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Extended Sample The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Extended Sample Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
Extended Sample Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Extended Sample Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
Extended Sample 13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff
Extended Sample The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Gerald’s Game by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden
Extended Sample Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
Extended Sample Fahrenheit 451 by Kristi Hiner
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