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 A Discovery of Witches  by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Darker  by E. L. James
Extended Sample Fifty Shades of Grey  by E. L. James
Extended Sample One for the Money  by Janet Evanovich
Extended Sample Outlander  by Diana Gabaldon
Extended Sample White Queen  by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample The Last Song  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Lucky One  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Best of Me  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Host  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Ugly Love  by Colleen Hoover
Extended Sample The Girl on the Train  by Paula Hawkins
Extended Sample Revolutionary Road  by Richard Yates
Extended Sample Rebecca  by Daphne du Maurier
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Freed  by E. L. James
Extended Sample Me Before You  by Jojo Moyes
Extended Sample Call Me by Your Name  by André Aciman
Extended Sample The White Queen  (abridged) by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample The Time Traveler's Wife  by Audrey Niffenegger
Extended Sample Significance  by Shelly Crane
Extended Sample The Notebook  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Dear John  by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Cold Mountain  by Charles Frazier
Extended Sample The White Princess  by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample The Lost Wife  by Alyson Richman
Extended Sample The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After  by Julia Quinn
Extended Sample My Cousin Rachel  by Daphne du Maurier
Extended Sample The Deal, the Dance, and the Devil  by Victoria Christopher Murray
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