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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Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00005622667871 out of 54.00005622667871 out of 54.00005622667871 out of 54.00005622667871 out of 54.00005622667871 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
Annihilation Audiobook, by Jeff VanderMeer 3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer February 2014
Ender’s Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition Audiobook, by Orson Scott Card 4.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 5 Ender’s Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition by Orson Scott Card April 2004
Red Rising Audiobook, by Pierce Brown 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Red Rising by Pierce Brown January 2014
Meg: Hell’s Aquarium Audiobook, by Steve Alten 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meg: Hell’s Aquarium by Steve Alten December 2016
The Mist Audiobook, by Stephen King 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Mist by Stephen King May 2017
Armada: A Novel Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 Armada: A Novel by Ernest Cline July 2015
Ringworld Audiobook, by Larry Niven 3.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 5 Ringworld by Larry Niven June 2005
Into the Forest Audiobook, by Jean Hegland 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Into the Forest by Jean Hegland March 2015
Into the Forest Audiobook, by Jean Hegland 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Into the Forest by Jean Hegland March 2015
The Man in the High Castle Audiobook, by Philip K. Dick 2.99997640014089 out of 52.99997640014089 out of 52.99997640014089 out of 52.99997640014089 out of 52.99997640014089 out of 5 The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick June 2015
The Prestige Audiobook, by Christopher Priest 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Prestige by Christopher Priest January 2006
I Am Legend Audiobook, by Richard Matheson 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 I Am Legend by Richard Matheson January 2006
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Audiobook, by Max Brooks 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks September 2006
Never Let Me Go Audiobook, by Kazuo Ishiguro 3.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 53.00000230059746 out of 5 Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro April 2005
The Moon and the Sun Audiobook, by Vonda N. McIntyre 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre June 2008
The Host: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephenie Meyer 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Host: A Novel by Stephenie Meyer May 2008
The Girl With All the Gifts Audiobook, by M. R. Carey 4.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey June 2014
The Invisible Man Audiobook, by H. G. Wells 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells August 2008
Journey to the Center of the Earth Audiobook, by Jules Verne 3.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 53.00004186027042 out of 5 Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne July 2008
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Audiobook, by George R. R. Martin 4.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 5 A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R. R. Martin August 2003
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