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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Wonder Audiobook, by R. J. Palacio 4.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 54.00003474868168 out of 5 Wonder by R. J. Palacio February 2012
The Hunger Games Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 54.3772972972973 out of 5 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins July 2012
A Wrinkle in Time Audiobook, by Madeleine L’Engle 3.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 53.99999044957055 out of 5 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle January 2012
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell Audiobook, by Chris Colfer 4.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 54.00006396588486 out of 5 The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer July 2012
Ella Enchanted Audiobook, by Gail Carson Levine 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine July 2000
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99999838572675 out of 53.99999838572675 out of 53.99999838572675 out of 53.99999838572675 out of 53.99999838572675 out of 5 The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Bridge to Terabithia Audiobook, by Katherine Paterson 3.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 5 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson August 2009
The Neverending Story Audiobook, by Michael Ende 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Neverending Story by Michael Ende March 2012
The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition Audiobook, by Lois Lowry 4.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 5 The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition by Lois Lowry July 2000
The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2 Audiobook, by Rick Riordan 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2 by Rick Riordan June 2006
More About Paddington Audiobook, by Michael Bond 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 More About Paddington by Michael Bond June 2007
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Audiobook, by Beatrix Potter 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter June 2015
The Breadwinner Audiobook, by Deborah Ellis 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis July 2002
The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh Audiobook, by A. A. Milne 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne June 2013
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Audiobook, by Brian Selznick 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick July 2012
Prince Caspian Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 5 Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis May 2005
Matilda Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 Matilda by Roald Dahl July 2013
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Audiobook, by Barbara Robinson 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson December 1972
War Horse Audiobook, by Michael Morpurgo 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 War Horse by Michael Morpurgo July 2012
Delirium Audiobook, by Lauren Oliver 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Delirium by Lauren Oliver February 2011
I Am Number Four Audiobook, by Pittacus Lore 3.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 5 I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore August 2010
Beezus and Ramona Audiobook, by Beverly Cleary 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary October 2010
The Worst Years of My Life Audiobook, by James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts June 2011
The Third Wheel Audiobook, by Jeff Kinney 4.00002569571139 out of 54.00002569571139 out of 54.00002569571139 out of 54.00002569571139 out of 54.00002569571139 out of 5 The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney November 2012
It’s Not Summer Without You Audiobook, by Jenny Han 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han April 2010
A Little in Love Audiobook, by Susan E. Fletcher 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 A Little in Love by Susan E. Fletcher August 2015
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 Audiobook, by Rick Riordan 4.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 5 The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 by Rick Riordan June 2005
The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel Audiobook, by James Patterson 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson October 2014
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