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 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas  by John Boyne
Extended Sample Eragon  by Christopher Paolini
Extended Sample The Outsiders  by S. E. Hinton
Extended Sample The Knife of Never Letting Go  by Patrick Ness
Extended Sample Breaking Dawn  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Eclipse  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Ender’s Game  by Orson Scott Card
Extended Sample The Call of the Wild  by Jack London
Extended Sample The Princess Diaries, Volume I: The Princess Diaries  by Meg Cabot
Extended Sample Insurgent  by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample A Monster Calls  by Patrick Ness
Extended Sample A Monster Calls  by Patrick Ness
Extended Sample Stormbreaker  by Anthony Horowitz
Extended Sample Eleanor & Park  by Rainbow Rowell
Extended Sample Allegiant  by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample Fallen  by Lauren Kate
Extended Sample Thirteen Reasons Why  by Jay Asher
Extended Sample The Hate U Give  by Angie Thomas
Extended Sample New Moon  by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample The Maze Runner  by James Dashner
Extended Sample Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children  by Ransom Riggs
Extended Sample Divergent  by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening  by L. J. Smith
Extended Sample Delirium  by Lauren Oliver
Extended Sample I Am Number Four  by Pittacus Lore
Extended Sample A Thousand Pieces of You  by Claudia Gray
Extended Sample Infinity  by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Extended Sample Twilight  by Stephenie Meyer
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