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 My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
Extended Sample A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block
Extended Sample A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Extended Sample The Revenant by Michael Punke
Extended Sample L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
Extended Sample Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
Extended Sample The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
Extended Sample Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates by Mike Stangle
Extended Sample Meg by Steve Alten
Extended Sample Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Extended Sample Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Extended Sample The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel
Extended Sample Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Extended Sample Limitless by Alan Glynn
Extended Sample The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
Extended Sample Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
Extended Sample The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
Extended Sample Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup
Extended Sample The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Extended Sample The Dinner by Herman Koch
Extended Sample About a Boy by Nick Hornby
Extended Sample The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Extended Sample The Big Year by Mark Obmascik
Extended Sample The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin
Extended Sample Bridget Jones by Helen Fielding
Extended Sample Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Extended Sample The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Extended Sample The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald
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