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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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 Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 5 The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
The Alchemist Audiobook, by Paulo Coelho 3.00001041527939 out of 53.00001041527939 out of 53.00001041527939 out of 53.00001041527939 out of 53.00001041527939 out of 5 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho October 2005
The Light Between Oceans: A Novel Audiobook, by M. L. Stedman 3.9998372042544 out of 53.9998372042544 out of 53.9998372042544 out of 53.9998372042544 out of 53.9998372042544 out of 5 The Light Between Oceans: A Novel by M. L. Stedman July 2012
The Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 54.2 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
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
Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00004483609101 out of 53.00004483609101 out of 53.00004483609101 out of 53.00004483609101 out of 53.00004483609101 out of 5 Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.00000735964035 out of 54.00000735964035 out of 54.00000735964035 out of 54.00000735964035 out of 54.00000735964035 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.25033898305085 out of 54.25033898305085 out of 54.25033898305085 out of 54.25033898305085 out of 54.25033898305085 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
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
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by Stephen King June 2014
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
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
11/22/63: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00007340610345 out of 54.00007340610345 out of 54.00007340610345 out of 54.00007340610345 out of 54.00007340610345 out of 5 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King November 2011
A Dogs Purpose: A Novel for Humans Audiobook, by W. Bruce Cameron 4.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 5 A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans by W. Bruce Cameron January 2017
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 Kite Runner Audiobook, by Khaled Hosseini 4.00000114927866 out of 54.00000114927866 out of 54.00000114927866 out of 54.00000114927866 out of 54.00000114927866 out of 5 The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini June 2003
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00002762142015 out of 54.00002762142015 out of 54.00002762142015 out of 54.00002762142015 out of 54.00002762142015 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 54.28 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
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
Atlas Shrugged Audiobook, by Ayn Rand 3.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 53.00001353179973 out of 5 Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand April 2010
Ordinary People Audiobook, by Judith Guest 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ordinary People by Judith Guest July 1976
The Goldfinch: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Audiobook, by Donna Tartt 3.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 The Goldfinch: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction by Donna Tartt October 2013
Still Alice: A Novel Audiobook, by Lisa Genova 4.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 5 Still Alice: A Novel by Lisa Genova January 2009
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 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 White Princess Audiobook, by Philippa Gregory 3.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 The White Princess by Philippa Gregory July 2013
The Lovely Bones Audiobook, by Alice Sebold 3.00000155574115 out of 53.00000155574115 out of 53.00000155574115 out of 53.00000155574115 out of 53.00000155574115 out of 5 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold August 2007
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