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 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil  by John Berendt
Extended Sample Lone Survivor  by Marcus Luttrell
Extended Sample The Lost City of Z  by David Grann
Extended Sample Unbroken  by Laura Hillenbrand
Extended Sample Black Mass  by Dick Lehr
Extended Sample Frost/Nixon  by David Frost
Extended Sample 12 Strong  by Doug Stanton
Extended Sample Horse Soldiers  by Doug Stanton
Extended Sample The Looming Tower  by Lawrence Wright
Extended Sample Long Walk to Freedom  by Nelson Mandela
Extended Sample 13 Hours  by Mitchell Zuckoff
Extended Sample The Monuments Men  by Robert M. Edsel
Extended Sample Thank You for Your Service  by David Finkel
Extended Sample The Finest Hours  by Michael J. Tougias
Extended Sample Imperial Life in the Emerald City  by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Extended Sample Hidden Figures  by Margot Lee Shetterly
Extended Sample Seabiscuit  by Laura Hillenbrand
Extended Sample In the Heart of the Sea  by Nathaniel Philbrick
Extended Sample The Queen of Katwe  by Tim Crothers
Extended Sample 21: Bringing Down the House Movie Tie-In  by Ben Mezrich
Extended Sample The Zookeeper’s Wife  by Diane Ackerman
Extended Sample Twelve Years a Slave  by Solomon Northup
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