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 Where the Crawdads Sing  by Delia Owens
Extended Sample The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  by Douglas Adams
Extended Sample To Kill a Mockingbird  by Harper Lee
Extended Sample Little Fires Everywhere  by Celeste Ng
Extended Sample The Cold Dish  by Craig Johnson
Extended Sample Pachinko  by Min Jin Lee
Extended Sample The Stand  by Stephen King
Extended Sample 1984  by George Orwell
Extended Sample All the Light We Cannot See  by Anthony Doerr
Extended Sample A Feast for Crows  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Fifty Shades of Grey  by E. L. James
Extended Sample The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho
Extended Sample Ugly Love  by Colleen Hoover
Extended Sample A Game of Thrones  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample The Chamber  by John Grisham
Extended Sample The Dressmaker  by Rosalie Ham
Extended Sample The Secret Life of Bees  by Sue Monk Kidd
Extended Sample A Painted House  by John Grisham
Extended Sample The Shining  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Anatomy of a Scandal  by Sarah Vaughan
Extended Sample A Storm of Swords  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample The Hunt for Red October  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample The Girl on the Train  by Paula Hawkins
Extended Sample Dark Tower I  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Never Let Me Go  by Kazuo Ishiguro
Extended Sample Behind Her Eyes  by Sarah Pinborough
Extended Sample One for the Money  by Janet Evanovich
Extended Sample The Power of the Dog  by Thomas Savage
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