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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Delirium Audiobook, by Lauren Oliver 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Delirium by Lauren Oliver February 2011
Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel by Dennis Lehane September 2011
The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition Audiobook, by William Peter Blatty 3.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 5 The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty October 2011
Shatter Me Audiobook, by Tahereh Mafi 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi November 2011
We Need to Talk About Kevin movie tie-in: A Novel Audiobook, by Lionel Shriver 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 We Need to Talk About Kevin movie tie-in: A Novel by Lionel Shriver December 2011
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Audiobook, by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice 3.00057094106838 out of 53.00057094106838 out of 53.00057094106838 out of 53.00057094106838 out of 53.00057094106838 out of 5 American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice January 2012
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: A Novel Audiobook, by Ben Fountain 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: A Novel by Ben Fountain May 2012
Insurgent Audiobook, by Veronica Roth 3.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 5 Insurgent by Veronica Roth May 2012
Live by Night Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Live by Night by Dennis Lehane October 2012
The Witness for the Prosecution: A Short Story Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Witness for the Prosecution: A Short Story by Agatha Christie December 2012
Life of Pi Audiobook, by Yann Martel 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Life of Pi by Yann Martel January 2003
A Slight Trick of the Mind Audiobook, by Mitch Cullin 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin April 2005
The Danish Girl Audiobook, by David Ebershoff 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff March 2010
How to Train Your Dragon Audiobook, by Cressida Cowell 3.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 5 How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell December 2013
The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries Audiobook, by Meg Cabot 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot September 2003
Where the Red Fern Grows Audiobook, by Wilson Rawls 3.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 5 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls July 2000
Hoot Audiobook, by Carl Hiaasen 3.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 5 Hoot by Carl Hiaasen September 2002
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Audiobook, by Ann Brashares 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares May 2005
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread Audiobook, by Kate DiCamillo 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo August 2003
Inkheart Audiobook, by Cornelia Funke 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inkheart by Cornelia Funke October 2003
Artemis Fowl Audiobook, by Eoin Colfer 3.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 5 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer June 2002
The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember Audiobook, by Jeanne DuPrau 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau May 2004
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 Audiobook, by Rick Riordan 4.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 5 The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 by Rick Riordan June 2005
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Audiobook, by Dr. Seuss, Seuss 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss, Seuss June 2006
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac Audiobook, by Gabrielle Zevin 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin September 2007
The Maze Runner Audiobook, by James Dashner 2.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 5 The Maze Runner by James Dashner October 2009
The True Meaning of Smekday Audiobook, by Adam Rex 4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex April 2010
The Scorch Trials Audiobook, by James Dashner 3.99994873197074 out of 53.99994873197074 out of 53.99994873197074 out of 53.99994873197074 out of 53.99994873197074 out of 5 The Scorch Trials by James Dashner October 2010
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