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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Extended Sample Abraham Lincoln by Seth Grahame-Smith
Extended Sample Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
Extended Sample Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Extended Sample The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
Extended Sample The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Extended Sample The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
Extended Sample Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Extended Sample The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
Extended Sample Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
Extended Sample Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
Extended Sample The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis
Extended Sample The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis
Extended Sample A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Extended Sample The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
Extended Sample Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Extended Sample More About Paddington by Michael Bond
Extended Sample The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen
Extended Sample Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Extended Sample Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
Extended Sample Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
Extended Sample The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
Extended Sample The Vampire Diaries by L. J. Smith
Extended Sample Horns by Joe Hill
Extended Sample Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
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