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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The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 53.7721875 out of 5 The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Return of the King Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Stardust Audiobook, by Neil Gaiman 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stardust by Neil Gaiman November 2006
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Audiobook, by Betty Smith 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith July 2005
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Audiobook, by Seth Grahame-Smith 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith March 2010
The Prestige Audiobook, by Christopher Priest 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Prestige by Christopher Priest January 2006
The Moon and the Sun Audiobook, by Vonda N. McIntyre 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre June 2008
Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel Audiobook, by Dean Koontz 3.00002883289457 out of 53.00002883289457 out of 53.00002883289457 out of 53.00002883289457 out of 53.00002883289457 out of 5 Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz December 2003
Practical Magic Audiobook, by Alice Hoffman 3.00012831761351 out of 53.00012831761351 out of 53.00012831761351 out of 53.00012831761351 out of 53.00012831761351 out of 5 Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman November 2012
The Magicians: A Novel Audiobook, by Lev Grossman 3.0000358879578 out of 53.0000358879578 out of 53.0000358879578 out of 53.0000358879578 out of 53.0000358879578 out of 5 The Magicians: A Novel by Lev Grossman August 2009
Cloud Atlas: A Novel Audiobook, by David Mitchell 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell November 2004
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Audiobook, by George R. R. Martin 4.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 54.00000924419015 out of 5 A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R. R. Martin August 2003
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