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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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Audiobook, by Marcus Luttrell 4.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 5 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell May 2012
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Audiobook, by Lawrence Wright 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright May 2017
Frost/Nixon: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interview Audiobook, by David Frost 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frost/Nixon: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interview by David Frost November 2008
The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of Americas War in Afghanistan Audiobook, by Michael Hastings 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan by Michael Hastings January 2012
Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House Audiobook, by Valerie Plame Wilson 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House by Valerie Plame Wilson October 2007
Rosewater: Previously published as Then They Came For Me Audiobook, by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosewater: Previously published as 'Then They Came For Me' by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy June 2011
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