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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Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins Audiobook, by Steve Alten 4.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 5 Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins by Steve Alten April 2014
Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel Audiobook, by Lee Child 3.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 5 Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel by Lee Child August 2014
The Outsiders Audiobook, by S. E. Hinton 4.0032930845225 out of 54.0032930845225 out of 54.0032930845225 out of 54.0032930845225 out of 54.0032930845225 out of 5 The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton July 2004
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Audiobook, by John Carreyrou 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou May 2018
The Book Thief Audiobook, by Markus Zusak 4.00001009467074 out of 54.00001009467074 out of 54.00001009467074 out of 54.00001009467074 out of 54.00001009467074 out of 5 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak September 2006
Sharp Objects: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 5 Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn September 2006
Shane Audiobook, by Jack Schaefer 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane by Jack Schaefer November 2017
Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
Red Sparrow: A Novel Audiobook, by Jason Matthews 4.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 5 Red Sparrow: A Novel by Jason Matthews June 2013
The Lincoln Lawyer Audiobook, by Michael Connelly 4.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 5 The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly October 2005
Twilight Audiobook, by Stephenie Meyer 3.48578947368421 out of 53.48578947368421 out of 53.48578947368421 out of 53.48578947368421 out of 53.48578947368421 out of 5 Twilight by Stephenie Meyer September 2005
Meg: Generations Audiobook, by Steve Alten 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Meg: Generations by Steve Alten July 2018
Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 5 Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
The Shining Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 5 The Shining by Stephen King August 2012
New Moon Audiobook, by Stephenie Meyer 3.00000445902305 out of 53.00000445902305 out of 53.00000445902305 out of 53.00000445902305 out of 53.00000445902305 out of 5 New Moon by Stephenie Meyer August 2006
Breaking Dawn Audiobook, by Stephenie Meyer 3.00000383452165 out of 53.00000383452165 out of 53.00000383452165 out of 53.00000383452165 out of 53.00000383452165 out of 5 Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer August 2008
Inferno: A Novel Audiobook, by Dan Brown 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown May 2013
The Girl in the Spiders Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larssons Millennium Series Audiobook, by David Lagercrantz 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz September 2015
The Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel Audiobook, by Sue Monk Kidd 3.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 5 The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd January 2003
Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel Audiobook, by Dean Koontz 3.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 5 Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz December 2003
Point of Impact Audiobook, by Stephen Hunter 4.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter January 2007
A Time to Kill Audiobook, by John Grisham 3.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 5 A Time to Kill by John Grisham July 2000
The Firm: A Novel Audiobook, by John Grisham 3.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 5 The Firm: A Novel by John Grisham November 2007
Gone Girl: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn June 2012
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
The Kind Worth Killing Audiobook, by Peter Swanson 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson February 2015
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