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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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
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
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
The House of Mirth Audiobook, by Edith Wharton 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton October 2013
Fight Club Audiobook, by Chuck Palahniuk 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk November 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
Grasshopper Jungle Audiobook, by Andrew Smith 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith February 2014
The Girl With All the Gifts Audiobook, by M. R. Carey 4.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey June 2014
Egg & Spoon Audiobook, by Gregory Maguire 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire September 2014
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Audiobook, by Jenny Han 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han April 2014
Dollbaby: A Novel Audiobook, by Laura Lane McNeal 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Dollbaby: A Novel by Laura Lane McNeal July 2014
Zeroville: A Novel Audiobook, by Steve Erickson 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Zeroville: A Novel by Steve Erickson December 2014
The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel Audiobook, by James Patterson 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson October 2014
Tarzan of the Apes Audiobook, by Edgar Rice Burroughs 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs June 2014
NERVE Audiobook, by Jeanne Ryan 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NERVE by Jeanne Ryan February 2015
It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Audiobook, by Lynsey Addario 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario February 2015
All the Bright Places Audiobook, by Jennifer Niven 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven January 2015
Emma Audiobook, by Jane Austen 4.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 Emma by Jane Austen July 2008
Wuthering Heights Audiobook, by Emily Brontë 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë July 2008
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
The Three Musketeers Audiobook, by Alexandre Dumas 4.00002094460153 out of 54.00002094460153 out of 54.00002094460153 out of 54.00002094460153 out of 54.00002094460153 out of 5 The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas July 2008
Vanity Fair Audiobook, by William Makepeace Thackeray 3.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray June 2008
Far from the Madding Crowd Audiobook, by Thomas Hardy 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy June 2008
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