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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Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.814 out of 53.814 out of 53.814 out of 53.814 out of 53.814 out of 5 Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
Call Me by Your Name: A Novel Audiobook, by André Aciman 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by André Aciman October 2017
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
Annihilation Audiobook, by Jeff VanderMeer 3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer February 2014
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 5 Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
To Kill a Mockingbird Audiobook, by Harper Lee 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee July 2014
The Return of the King Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Help Audiobook, by Kathryn Stockett 4.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 5 The Help by Kathryn Stockett February 2009
The Alchemist Audiobook, by Paulo Coelho 3.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 5 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho October 2005
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 5 Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel Audiobook, by Dean Koontz 3.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 5 Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz December 2003
The Time Traveler’s Wife Audiobook, by Audrey Niffenegger 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger April 2011
The Reader Audiobook, by Bernhard Schlink 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Reader by Bernhard Schlink November 2008
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Shining Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 5 The Shining by Stephen King 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
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
Sense and Sensibility Audiobook, by Jane Austen 4.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 5 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen May 2008
The Circle Audiobook, by Dave Eggers 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Circle by Dave Eggers October 2013
The Da Vinci Code: A Novel Audiobook, by Dan Brown 3.00000202831528 out of 53.00000202831528 out of 53.00000202831528 out of 53.00000202831528 out of 53.00000202831528 out of 5 The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown April 2006
Interview with the Vampire Audiobook, by Anne Rice 3.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 5 Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice May 2011
How to Be Single: A Novel Audiobook, by Liz Tuccillo 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 How to Be Single: A Novel by Liz Tuccillo June 2008
Me Before You: A Novel Audiobook, by Jojo Moyes 4.00021067795084 out of 54.00021067795084 out of 54.00021067795084 out of 54.00021067795084 out of 54.00021067795084 out of 5 Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes December 2012
Water for Elephants Audiobook, by Sara Gruen 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen May 2006
The Alienist Audiobook, by Caleb Carr 3.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 5 The Alienist by Caleb Carr November 2012
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