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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The Husbands Secret Audiobook, by Liane Moriarty 4.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 5 The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty July 2013
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Audiobook, by Rebecca Skloot 4.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 5 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot February 2010
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Audiobook, by Neil Postman 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman May 2017
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Audiobook, by Margot Lee Shetterly 3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly September 2016
The Witches of Eastwick: A Novel Audiobook, by John Updike 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Witches of Eastwick: A Novel by John Updike October 2008
Water for Elephants Audiobook, by Sara Gruen 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen May 2006
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
The Other Boleyn Girl Audiobook, by Philippa Gregory 3.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 5 The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory March 2011
The Cold Dish Audiobook, by Craig Johnson 4.00076543925776 out of 54.00076543925776 out of 54.00076543925776 out of 54.00076543925776 out of 54.00076543925776 out of 5 The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson December 2012
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel Audiobook, by Lisa See 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See June 2005
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 Danish Girl Audiobook, by David Ebershoff 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff April 2012
11/22/63: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00008495340617 out of 54.00008495340617 out of 54.00008495340617 out of 54.00008495340617 out of 54.00008495340617 out of 5 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King November 2011
The Light Between Oceans: A Novel Audiobook, by M. L. Stedman 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Light Between Oceans: A Novel by M. L. Stedman July 2012
Angelica Audiobook, by Arthur Phillips 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angelica by Arthur Phillips April 2007
The Homesman: A Novel Audiobook, by Glendon Swarthout 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Homesman: A Novel by Glendon Swarthout February 2014
Under the Skin Audiobook, by Michel Faber 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Under the Skin by Michel Faber September 2012
The House of Tomorrow Audiobook, by Peter Bognanni 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni March 2010
The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition Audiobook, by Thomas Harris 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition by Thomas Harris October 2013
Live by Night Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Live by Night by Dennis Lehane October 2012
Shutter Island Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane December 2008
Dermaphoria Audiobook, by Craig Clevenger 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dermaphoria by Craig Clevenger August 2009
The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of Americas War in Afghanistan Audiobook, by Michael Hastings 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan by Michael Hastings January 2012
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
Mudbound Audiobook, by Hillary Jordan 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mudbound by Hillary Jordan August 2016
Cold Mountain Audiobook, by Charles Frazier 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier February 2004
The White Princess Audiobook, by Philippa Gregory 3.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 The White Princess by Philippa Gregory July 2013
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