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 Under the Banner of Heaven  by Jon Krakauer
Extended Sample Hillbilly Elegy  by J. D. Vance
Extended Sample Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson
Extended Sample Going Clear  by Lawrence Wright
Extended Sample Hidden Figures  by Margot Lee Shetterly
Extended Sample Maid  by Stephanie Land
Extended Sample The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot
Extended Sample Slutever  by Karley Sciortino
Extended Sample Black Klansman  by Ron Stallworth
Extended Sample Fresh Off the Boat  by Eddie Huang
Extended Sample Amusing Ourselves to Death  by Neil Postman
Extended Sample Sex and the City  by Candace Bushnell
Extended Sample Nomadland  by Jessica Bruder
Extended Sample Cooked  by Michael Pollan
Extended Sample Twelve Years a Slave  by Solomon Northup
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