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 Tender Bar  by J. R. Moehringer
Extended Sample Tuesdays with Morrie  by Mitch Albom
Extended Sample Just Mercy  by Bryan Stevenson
Extended Sample Soul Surfer  by Bethany Hamilton
Extended Sample Running with Scissors  by Augusten Burroughs
Extended Sample Lone Survivor  by Marcus Luttrell
Extended Sample The Blind Side  by Michael Lewis
Extended Sample In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead  by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample Brain on Fire  by Susannah Cahalan
Extended Sample Beautiful Boy  by David Sheff
Extended Sample Seabiscuit  by Laura Hillenbrand
Extended Sample Into the Wild  by Jon Krakauer
Extended Sample Maid  by Stephanie Land
Extended Sample The Glass Castle  by Jeannette Walls
Extended Sample Chappaquiddick  by Leo Damore
Extended Sample Long Walk to Freedom  by Nelson Mandela
Extended Sample The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks  by Rebecca Skloot
Extended Sample Unbroken  by Laura Hillenbrand
Extended Sample A Really Good Day  by Ayelet Waldman
Extended Sample Boy Erased  by Garrard Conley
Extended Sample Fair Game  (abridged) by Valerie Plame Wilson
Extended Sample The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  by William Kamkwamba
Extended Sample Slutever  by Karley Sciortino
Extended Sample Wild (Movie Tie-in Edition)  by Cheryl Strayed
Extended Sample The Soloist  by Steve Lopez
Extended Sample It’s What I Do  by Lynsey Addario
Extended Sample Black Klansman  by Ron Stallworth
Extended Sample Molly's Game  by Molly Bloom
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