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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The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel Audiobook, by Nancy Pickard 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel by Nancy Pickard September 2010
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole: Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Books One, Two, and Three Audiobook, by Kathryn Lasky 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole: Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Books One, Two, and Three by Kathryn Lasky July 2010
Unknown: A Special Edition of Out of My Head Audiobook, by Didier van Cauwelaert 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Unknown: A Special Edition of Out of My Head by Didier van Cauwelaert October 2010
The Haunting of Hill House Audiobook, by Shirley Jackson 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson September 2010
Brighton Rock Audiobook, by Graham Greene 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 Brighton Rock by Graham Greene October 2011
Warm Bodies: A Novel Audiobook, by Isaac Marion 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Warm Bodies: A Novel by Isaac Marion January 2013
The Secret in Their Eyes: A Novel Audiobook, by Eduardo Sacheri 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Secret in Their Eyes: A Novel by Eduardo Sacheri October 2008
The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue Audiobook, by Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman April 2012
The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer Audiobook, by Anthony Bruno 3.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 5 The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer by Anthony Bruno August 2012
Under the Skin Audiobook, by Michel Faber 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Under the Skin by Michel Faber September 2012
The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel Audiobook, by Richard C. Morais 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel by Richard C. Morais September 2012
Good People Audiobook, by Marcus Sakey 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Good People by Marcus Sakey August 2008
Paper Towns Audiobook, by John Green 4.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 Paper Towns by John Green October 2008
Looking for Alaska Audiobook, by John Green 4.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 5 Looking for Alaska by John Green September 2006
Looking for Alaska Audiobook, by John Green 4.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 54.00000683069441 out of 5 Looking for Alaska by John Green September 2006
The Humbling Audiobook, by Philip Roth 3.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 5 The Humbling by Philip Roth November 2009
The Knife of Never Letting Go Audiobook, by Patrick Ness 3.87909090909091 out of 53.87909090909091 out of 53.87909090909091 out of 53.87909090909091 out of 53.87909090909091 out of 5 The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness September 2010
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd Audiobook, by Patrick Ness 4.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 5 A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd by Patrick Ness September 2011
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd Audiobook, by Patrick Ness 4.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 54.0000665158973 out of 5 A Monster Calls: Inspired by an Idea from Siobhan Dowd by Patrick Ness September 2011
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Audiobook, by Elizabeth Conner 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Elizabeth Conner April 2012
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Audiobook, by Michael Chabon 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon June 2012
Monument 14 Audiobook, by Emmy Laybourne 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne October 2012
The Choice Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3.00006400230121 out of 53.00006400230121 out of 53.00006400230121 out of 53.00006400230121 out of 53.00006400230121 out of 5 The Choice by Nicholas Sparks September 2007
The Host: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephenie Meyer 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Host: A Novel by Stephenie Meyer May 2008
Child 44 Audiobook, by Tom Rob Smith 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith April 2008
The Lucky One Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 5 The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks September 2008
Beautiful Creatures Audiobook, by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl December 2009
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Audiobook, by Seth Grahame-Smith 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith March 2010
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