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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Outlander Audiobook, by Diana Gabaldon 4.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 5 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon June 1991
Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins Audiobook, by Steve Alten 4.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 5 Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins by Steve Alten April 2014
Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel Audiobook, by Lee Child 3.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 5 Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel by Lee Child August 2014
Sharp Objects: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 5 Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn September 2006
Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Audiobook, by George R. R. Martin 4.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 5 A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R. R. Martin August 2003
Red Sparrow: A Novel Audiobook, by Jason Matthews 4.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 5 Red Sparrow: A Novel by Jason Matthews June 2013
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Meg: Hell’s Aquarium Audiobook, by Steve Alten 4.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 Meg: Hell’s Aquarium by Steve Alten December 2016
Meg: Generations Audiobook, by Steve Alten 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Meg: Generations by Steve Alten July 2018
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
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
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
Inferno: A Novel Audiobook, by Dan Brown 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown May 2013
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Return of the King Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
A Clockwork Orange Audiobook, by Anthony Burgess 4.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 5 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess June 2007
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Audiobook, by Betty Smith 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith July 2005
Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel Audiobook, by Dean Koontz 3.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 5 Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz December 2003
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Audiobook, by Max Brooks 3.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 5 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks September 2006
Point of Impact Audiobook, by Stephen Hunter 4.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter January 2007
Gone Girl: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn June 2012
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
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
Prince of Thieves: A Novel Audiobook, by Chuck Hogan 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Prince of Thieves: A Novel by Chuck Hogan March 2011
The Time Travelers Wife Audiobook, by Audrey Niffenegger 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger April 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
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
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