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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Slumdog Millionaire: Originally published as Q & A Audiobook, by Vikas Swarup 3.00017268174754 out of 53.00017268174754 out of 53.00017268174754 out of 53.00017268174754 out of 53.00017268174754 out of 5 Slumdog Millionaire: Originally published as Q & A by Vikas Swarup August 2015
The Descendants Audiobook, by Kaui Hart Hemmings 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings May 2007
The Dinner: A Novel Audiobook, by Herman Koch 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Dinner: A Novel by Herman Koch February 2013
The Devil Wears Prada Audiobook, by Lauren Weisberger 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger February 2003
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession Audiobook, by Mark Obmascik 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik October 2003
Like Water for Chocolate Audiobook, by Laura Esquivel 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel November 1993
The Nanny Diaries Audiobook, by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus April 2002
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Audiobook, by Helen Fielding 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding January 2005
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 Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text with Faulkners Appendix Audiobook, by William Faulkner 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text with Faulkner's Appendix by William Faulkner July 2005
The One from the Other: A Bernie Gunther Novel Audiobook, by Philip Kerr 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The One from the Other: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr December 2007
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Audiobook, by Stieg Larsson 4.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 5 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson September 2008
The Lodger: A Tale of the London Fog Audiobook, by Marie Belloc Lowndes 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Lodger: A Tale of the London Fog by Marie Belloc Lowndes January 2006
Journey to the Center of the Earth Audiobook, by Jules Verne 3.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 5 Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne July 2008
Don’t Point That Thing at Me Audiobook, by Kyril Bonfiglioli 3.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 5 Don’t Point That Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli January 2006
V for Vendetta Audiobook, by Steve Moore 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 V for Vendetta by Steve Moore January 2006
The Martian Child: A Novel about a Single Father Adopting a Son Audiobook, by David Gerrold 3.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 53.31 out of 5 The Martian Child: A Novel about a Single Father Adopting a Son by David Gerrold January 2006
Syrup Audiobook, by Maxx Barry 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Syrup by Maxx Barry December 2006
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
The Life before Her Eyes Audiobook, by Laura Kasischke 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Life before Her Eyes by Laura Kasischke June 2007
Drive Audiobook, by James Sallis 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drive by James Sallis September 2007
The Count of Monte Cristo Audiobook, by Alexandre Dumas 4.00000668745928 out of 54.00000668745928 out of 54.00000668745928 out of 54.00000668745928 out of 54.00000668745928 out of 5 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas June 2008
The Man in the High Castle Audiobook, by Philip K. Dick 2.99997640014089 out of 52.99997640014089 out of 52.99997640014089 out of 52.99997640014089 out of 52.99997640014089 out of 5 The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick June 2015
Snow Angels Audiobook, by Stewart O’Nan 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snow Angels by Stewart O’Nan February 2008
The Moon and the Sun Audiobook, by Vonda N. McIntyre 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre June 2008
The Secret Scripture Audiobook, by Sebastian Barry 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry September 2008
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There Audiobook, by Lewis Carroll 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll November 2008
Atlas Shrugged Audiobook, by Ayn Rand 3.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 5 Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand April 2010
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