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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Safe Haven Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks September 2010
Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life Audiobook, by James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts June 2011
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Audiobook, by Nelson Mandela 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela July 2011
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Audiobook, by Laini Taylor 3.9999871049694 out of 53.9999871049694 out of 53.9999871049694 out of 53.9999871049694 out of 53.9999871049694 out of 5 Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor September 2011
The Best of Me Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks October 2011
The Killer Inside Me Audiobook, by Jim Thompson 2.99951409135083 out of 52.99951409135083 out of 52.99951409135083 out of 52.99951409135083 out of 52.99951409135083 out of 5 The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson November 2011
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Audiobook, by Jennifer E. Smith 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith January 2012
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell Audiobook, by Chris Colfer 4.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 5 The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer July 2012
Alex Cross: Also published as CROSS Audiobook, by James Patterson 3.001248049922 out of 53.001248049922 out of 53.001248049922 out of 53.001248049922 out of 53.001248049922 out of 5 Alex Cross: Also published as CROSS by James Patterson August 2012
Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A Novel Audiobook, by Maria Semple 4.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 54.34 out of 5 Where’d You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple August 2012
Coraline Audiobook, by Neil Gaiman 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coraline by Neil Gaiman November 2003
Bel Canto Audiobook, by Ann Patchett 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett August 2004
A Bear Called Paddington Audiobook, by Michael Bond 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond March 2005
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 4.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 5 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis May 2005
Prince Caspian Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 5 Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis May 2005
Voyage of the Dawn Treader Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 4.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 5 Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis May 2005
The Silver Chair Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis May 2005
The Silver Chair Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis May 2005
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Audiobook, by Betty Smith 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith July 2005
The Memory Keepers Daughter Audiobook, by Kim Edwards 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards October 2016
Stardust Audiobook, by Neil Gaiman 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stardust by Neil Gaiman November 2006
A Clockwork Orange Audiobook, by Anthony Burgess 4.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 5 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess June 2007
More About Paddington Audiobook, by Michael Bond 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 More About Paddington by Michael Bond June 2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Audiobook, by Ron Hansen 4.22666666666667 out of 54.22666666666667 out of 54.22666666666667 out of 54.22666666666667 out of 54.22666666666667 out of 5 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen August 2007
Shutter Island Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane December 2008
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Audiobook, by Rebecca Wells 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells July 2009
Labor Day Audiobook, by Joyce Maynard 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Labor Day by Joyce Maynard July 2009
Bridge to Terabithia Audiobook, by Katherine Paterson 3.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 5 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson August 2009
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