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 The Hobbit  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample Wonder  by R. J. Palacio
Extended Sample The One and Only Ivan  by Katherine Applegate
Extended Sample The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell  by Chris Colfer
Extended Sample Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample A Wrinkle in Time  by Madeleine L’Engle
Extended Sample Artemis Fowl  by Eoin Colfer
Extended Sample The Lightning Thief  by Rick Riordan
Extended Sample Tuck Everlasting  by Natalie Babbitt
Extended Sample The Great Gilly Hopkins  by Katherine Paterson
Extended Sample The Jungle Book  by Rudyard Kipling
Extended Sample Mortal Engines  by Philip Reeve
Extended Sample The BFG  by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample Diary of a Wimpy Kid  by Jeff Kinney
Extended Sample Allegiant  by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample How to Train Your Dragon  by Cressida Cowell
Extended Sample Prince Caspian  by C. S. Lewis
Extended Sample Rodrick Rules  by Jeff Kinney
Extended Sample Divergent  by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening  by L. J. Smith
Extended Sample Bridge to Terabithia  by Katherine Paterson
Extended Sample The Best Christmas Pageant Ever  by Barbara Robinson
Extended Sample Rumble Fish  by S. E. Hinton
Extended Sample War Horse  by Michael Morpurgo
Extended Sample Delirium  by Lauren Oliver
Extended Sample The Invention of Hugo Cabret  by Brian Selznick
Extended Sample I Am Number Four  by Pittacus Lore
Extended Sample Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life  by James Patterson
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