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 Fellowship of the Ring  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Hobbit  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Return of the King  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Two Towers  by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample A Game of Thrones  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Dark Tower I  by Stephen King
Extended Sample A Feast for Crows  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample A Dance with Dragons  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Ender’s Game  by Orson Scott Card
Extended Sample A Clash of Kings  by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Outlander  by Diana Gabaldon
Extended Sample Cloud Atlas  by David Mitchell
Extended Sample Odd Thomas  by Dean Koontz
Extended Sample Good Omens  by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition  by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample A Tree Grows in Brooklyn  by Betty Smith
Extended Sample The Time Traveler's Wife  by Audrey Niffenegger
Extended Sample Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter  by Seth Grahame-Smith
Extended Sample Warm Bodies  by Isaac Marion
Extended Sample Stardust  by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample The Prestige  by Christopher Priest
Extended Sample Annihilation  by Jeff VanderMeer
Extended Sample The Moon and the Sun  by Vonda N. McIntyre
Extended Sample The Silence  by Tim Lebbon
Extended Sample Interview with the Vampire  by Anne Rice
Extended Sample Practical Magic  by Alice Hoffman
Extended Sample The Magicians  by Lev Grossman
Extended Sample A Storm of Swords  by George R. R. Martin
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