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 Dangerous Book for Boys Audiobook, by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden July 2007
Seabiscuit: An American Legend Audiobook, by Laura Hillenbrand 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand November 2010
Concussion (Movie Tie-in Edition) Audiobook, by Jeanne Marie Laskas 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Concussion (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Jeanne Marie Laskas November 2015
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
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