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 Stand  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Pieces of Her  by Karin Slaughter
Extended Sample The Chamber  by John Grisham
Extended Sample A Painted House  by John Grisham
Extended Sample Gone Girl  by Gillian Flynn
Extended Sample The Shining  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Hunt for Red October  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample The Girl on the Train  by Paula Hawkins
Extended Sample Dark Tower I  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Behind Her Eyes  by Sarah Pinborough
Extended Sample Odd Thomas  by Dean Koontz
Extended Sample 11/22/63  by Stephen King
Extended Sample Jack Reacher: One Shot  by Lee Child
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches  by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample Along Came a Spider (25th Anniversary Edition)  by James Patterson
Extended Sample Gerald’s Game  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The North Water  by Ian McGuire
Extended Sample In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead  by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample Meg  by Steve Alten
Extended Sample You  by Caroline Kepnes
Extended Sample We Have Always Lived in the Castle  by Shirley Jackson
Extended Sample Killing Eve: Die for Me  by Luke Jennings
Extended Sample The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  by Stieg Larsson
Extended Sample The Outsider  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Sum of All Fears  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Red Dragon  by Thomas Harris
Extended Sample The Silence of the Lambs  by Thomas Harris
Extended Sample Patriot Games  by Tom Clancy
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