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 Jack Reacher: One Shot  by Lee Child
Extended Sample Clear and Present Danger  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample The Alienist  by Caleb Carr
Extended Sample One for the Money  by Janet Evanovich
Extended Sample Prince of Thieves  by Chuck Hogan
Extended Sample In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead  by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample The Constant Gardener  by John le Carré
Extended Sample No Country for Old Men  by Cormac McCarthy
Extended Sample King and Maxwell  by David Baldacci
Extended Sample The Cold Dish  by Craig Johnson
Extended Sample Heaven's Prisoners  by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  by Stieg Larsson
Extended Sample A Slight Trick of the Mind  by Mitch Cullin
Extended Sample Inherent Vice  by Thomas Pynchon
Extended Sample The Black Hand  by Will Thomas
Extended Sample The Scent of Rain and Lightning  by Nancy Pickard
Extended Sample A Walk Among the Tombstones  by Lawrence Block
Extended Sample Freaky Deaky  by Elmore Leonard
Extended Sample Live by Night  by Dennis Lehane
Extended Sample Murder on the Orient Express  by Agatha Christie
Extended Sample Don’t Point That Thing at Me  by Kyril Bonfiglioli
Extended Sample Shutter Island  by Dennis Lehane
Extended Sample Alex Cross  by James Patterson
Extended Sample The Girl in the Spider's Web  by David Lagercrantz
Extended Sample The Ghost Writer  by Robert Harris
Extended Sample Gone Girl  by Gillian Flynn
Extended Sample The Secret in Their Eyes  by Eduardo Sacheri
Extended Sample Dermaphoria  by Craig Clevenger
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