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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Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 4.28571428571429 out of 54.28571428571429 out of 54.28571428571429 out of 54.28571428571429 out of 54.28571428571429 out of 5 Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie September 2013
One for the Money Audiobook, by Janet Evanovich 4.00001057121564 out of 54.00001057121564 out of 54.00001057121564 out of 54.00001057121564 out of 54.00001057121564 out of 5 One for the Money by Janet Evanovich August 1994
A Walk Among the Tombstones Audiobook, by Lawrence Block 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block September 2014
Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel Audiobook, by Lee Child 3.99990698044204 out of 53.99990698044204 out of 53.99990698044204 out of 53.99990698044204 out of 53.99990698044204 out of 5 Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel by Lee Child August 2014
Alex Cross: Previously Published as Cross Audiobook, by James Patterson 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex Cross: Previously Published as Cross by James Patterson October 2017
No Country for Old Men Audiobook, by Cormac McCarthy 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy July 2005
The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel Audiobook, by Jo Nesbø 3.00010299191513 out of 53.00010299191513 out of 53.00010299191513 out of 53.00010299191513 out of 53.00010299191513 out of 5 The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel by Jo Nesbø May 2011
The Girl in the Spiders Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larssons Millennium Series Audiobook, by David Lagercrantz 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz September 2015
Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel by Gillian Flynn May 2009
A Slight Trick of the Mind Audiobook, by Mitch Cullin 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin April 2005
The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel Audiobook, by Nancy Pickard 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel by Nancy Pickard September 2010
Live by Night Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Live by Night by Dennis Lehane October 2012
Don’t Point That Thing at Me Audiobook, by Kyril Bonfiglioli 3.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 5 Don’t Point That Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli January 2006
The Kind Worth Killing Audiobook, by Peter Swanson 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson February 2015
The Ghost Writer: A Novel Audiobook, by Robert Harris 3.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 5 The Ghost Writer: A Novel by Robert Harris October 2007
Gone Girl: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn June 2012
Shutter Island Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane December 2008
The Secret in Their Eyes: A Novel Audiobook, by Eduardo Sacheri 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Secret in Their Eyes: A Novel by Eduardo Sacheri October 2008
Dermaphoria Audiobook, by Craig Clevenger 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dermaphoria by Craig Clevenger August 2009
Cold in July Audiobook, by Joe R. Lansdale 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Cold in July by Joe R. Lansdale July 2014
Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel by Dennis Lehane September 2011
Drive Audiobook, by James Sallis 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drive by James Sallis September 2007
The Killer inside Me Audiobook, by Jim Thompson 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Killer inside Me by Jim Thompson November 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Audiobook, by Stieg Larsson 4.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 5 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson September 2008
The Witness for the Prosecution: A Short Story Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Witness for the Prosecution: A Short Story by Agatha Christie December 2012
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