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 Glass Castle: A Memoir Audiobook, by Jeannette Walls 4.00001233956109 out of 54.00001233956109 out of 54.00001233956109 out of 54.00001233956109 out of 54.00001233956109 out of 5 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls September 2010
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Audiobook, by Susannah Cahalan 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan November 2012
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Audiobook, by Marcus Luttrell 4.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 5 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell May 2012
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake Audiobook, by Frank W. Abagnale 3.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 5 Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abagnale April 2010
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Audiobook, by Laura Hillenbrand 4.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 5 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand November 2010
Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival Audiobook, by Maziar Bahari 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival by Maziar Bahari June 2011
Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House Audiobook, by Valerie Plame Wilson 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House by Valerie Plame Wilson October 2007
Boy Erased: A Memoir Audiobook, by Garrard Conley 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley May 2016
It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Audiobook, by Lynsey Addario 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario February 2015
Under the Tuscan Sun Audiobook, by Frances Mayes 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes July 2000
A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl Audiobook, by Mariane Pearl 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl by Mariane Pearl September 2003
Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing Audiobook, by Christy Wilson Beam 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing by Christy Wilson Beam April 2015
Into the Wild Audiobook, by Jon Krakauer 3.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 5 Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer August 2007
The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl Audiobook, by Tim Crothers 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl by Tim Crothers October 2012
The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) Audiobook, by Jordan Belfort 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Jordan Belfort September 2007
21: Bringing Down the House Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions Audiobook, by Ben Mezrich 3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 21: Bringing Down the House Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich February 2008
The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder Audiobook, by Stephen Elliott 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder by Stephen Elliott September 2009
The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer Audiobook, by Anthony Bruno 3.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 53.66666666666667 out of 5 The Iceman: The True Story of a Cold-Blooded Killer by Anthony Bruno August 2012
Team of Rivals Audiobook, by Doris Kearns Goodwin 4.503 out of 54.503 out of 54.503 out of 54.503 out of 54.503 out of 5 Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin March 2011
Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together Audiobook, by Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent, Ron Hall 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Same Kind of Different As Me Movie Edition: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent, Ron Hall September 2017
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Womens Prison Audiobook, by Piper Kerman 3.00035733428622 out of 53.00035733428622 out of 53.00035733428622 out of 53.00035733428622 out of 53.00035733428622 out of 5 Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman June 2012
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board Audiobook, by Bethany Hamilton 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton April 2011
Twelve Years a Slave Audiobook, by Solomon Northup 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup March 2013
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Audiobook, by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice 3.00057094106838 out of 53.00057094106838 out of 53.00057094106838 out of 53.00057094106838 out of 53.00057094106838 out of 5 American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice January 2012
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously Audiobook, by Julie Powell 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell September 2005
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails Audiobook, by Mike Stangle, Dave Stangle 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails by Mike Stangle, Dave Stangle May 2015
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