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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Catching Fire Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 5 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins July 2012
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 5 The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
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
Where the Red Fern Grows Audiobook, by Wilson Rawls 3.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 5 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls July 2000
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 4.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 54.00000139877679 out of 5 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis May 2005
How to Train Your Dragon Audiobook, by Cressida Cowell 3.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 5 How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell December 2013
Holes Audiobook, by Louis Sachar 3.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 5 Holes by Louis Sachar September 2003
A Wrinkle in Time Audiobook, by Madeleine L’Engle 3.99998567458385 out of 53.99998567458385 out of 53.99998567458385 out of 53.99998567458385 out of 53.99998567458385 out of 5 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle January 2012
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell Audiobook, by Chris Colfer 4.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 5 The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer July 2012
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
James and the Giant Peach Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl July 2013
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole: Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Books One, Two, and Three Audiobook, by Kathryn Lasky 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole: Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Books One, Two, and Three by Kathryn Lasky July 2010
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
Hoot Audiobook, by Carl Hiaasen 3.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 53.00001785038135 out of 5 Hoot by Carl Hiaasen September 2002
The Silver Chair Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis May 2005
The Silver Chair Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis May 2005
Before I Fall Audiobook, by Lauren Oliver 3.00002840828386 out of 53.00002840828386 out of 53.00002840828386 out of 53.00002840828386 out of 53.00002840828386 out of 5 Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver March 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Middle School, 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 Middle School, 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
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