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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The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan Audiobook, by Kim Barker 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker March 2011
The Wife: A Novel Audiobook, by Meg Wolitzer 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Wife: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer May 2015
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail Audiobook, by Bill Bryson 4.00000926064507 out of 54.00000926064507 out of 54.00000926064507 out of 54.00000926064507 out of 54.00000926064507 out of 5 A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson September 2012
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails Audiobook, by Mike Stangle, Dave Stangle 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails by Mike Stangle, Dave Stangle May 2015
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