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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Running with Scissors: A Memoir Audiobook, by Augusten Burroughs 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs March 2003
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
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by Stephen King June 2014
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
Ugly Love Audiobook, by Colleen Hoover 3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover August 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 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 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
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 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 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
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
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
The Secret Garden Audiobook, by Frances Hodgson Burnett 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett July 2008
The Scarlet Letter, with eBook Audiobook, by Nathaniel Hawthorne 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Scarlet Letter, with eBook by Nathaniel Hawthorne August 2008
The Invisible Man Audiobook, by H. G. Wells 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells August 2008
The House of Tomorrow Audiobook, by Peter Bognanni 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni March 2010
Rosewater: Previously published as Then They Came For Me Audiobook, by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosewater: Previously published as 'Then They Came For Me' by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy June 2011
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