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 Jack Reacher: One Shot  by Lee Child
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches  by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample The Shack  by William Paul Young
Extended Sample Clear and Present Danger  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample It  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Mist  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Sum of All Fears  by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Dark Tower I  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Firm  by John Grisham
Extended Sample The Alienist  by Caleb Carr
Extended Sample 11/22/63  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Woman in the Window  by A. J. Finn
Extended Sample Prince of Thieves  by Chuck Hogan
Extended Sample In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead  by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample The Stranger  by Harlan Coben
Extended Sample The Constant Gardener  by John le Carré
Extended Sample Red Dragon  by Thomas Harris
Extended Sample The Silence of the Lambs  by Thomas Harris
Extended Sample King and Maxwell  by David Baldacci
Extended Sample Heaven's Prisoners  by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample Pet Sematary  by Stephen King
Extended Sample A Painted House  by John Grisham
Extended Sample Odd Thomas  by Dean Koontz
Extended Sample Mr. Mercedes  by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Girl on the Train  by Paula Hawkins
Extended Sample The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  by Stieg Larsson
Extended Sample Angels & Demons  by Dan Brown
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