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
About a Boy Audiobook, by Nick Hornby 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 About a Boy by Nick Hornby October 2014
The Da Vinci Code: A Novel Audiobook, by Dan Brown 3.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 5 The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown April 2006
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
The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text with Faulkners Appendix Audiobook, by William Faulkner 3.00002652555074 out of 53.00002652555074 out of 53.00002652555074 out of 53.00002652555074 out of 53.00002652555074 out of 5 The Sound and the Fury: The Corrected Text with Faulkner's Appendix by William Faulkner July 2005
The Informant: A True Story Audiobook, by Kurt Eichenwald 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Informant: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald December 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 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
The Prestige Audiobook, by Christopher Priest 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Prestige by Christopher Priest 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
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
I Am Legend Audiobook, by Richard Matheson 2.99994756069849 out of 52.99994756069849 out of 52.99994756069849 out of 52.99994756069849 out of 52.99994756069849 out of 5 I Am Legend by Richard Matheson January 2006
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 Fountainhead Audiobook, by Ayn Rand 3.0000138974783 out of 53.0000138974783 out of 53.0000138974783 out of 53.0000138974783 out of 53.0000138974783 out of 5 The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand December 2007
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
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
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