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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Eat Pray Love: One Womans Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia Audiobook, by Elizabeth Gilbert 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert February 2006
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
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Audiobook, by Max Brooks 3.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 5 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks September 2006
The Yellow Birds: A Novel Audiobook, by Kevin Powers 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Yellow Birds: A Novel by Kevin Powers September 2012
The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of Americas War in Afghanistan Audiobook, by Michael Hastings 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan by Michael Hastings January 2012
All Quiet on the Western Front Audiobook, by Erich Maria Remarque 3.94090909090909 out of 53.94090909090909 out of 53.94090909090909 out of 53.94090909090909 out of 53.94090909090909 out of 5 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque October 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
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Audiobook, by David Grann 3.80558823529412 out of 53.80558823529412 out of 53.80558823529412 out of 53.80558823529412 out of 53.80558823529412 out of 5 The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann February 2009
The Sum of All Fears Audiobook, by Tom Clancy 3.00017947682506 out of 53.00017947682506 out of 53.00017947682506 out of 53.00017947682506 out of 53.00017947682506 out of 5 The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy January 2011
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail Audiobook, by Bill Bryson 4.00000926064507 out of 54.00000926064507 out of 54.00000926064507 out of 54.00000926064507 out of 54.00000926064507 out of 5 A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson September 2012
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession Audiobook, by Mark Obmascik 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik October 2003
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