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 Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Extended Sample 1984 by George Orwell
Extended Sample A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Extended Sample Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Extended Sample To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Extended Sample The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Extended Sample Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Extended Sample The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
Extended Sample We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
Extended Sample Petals on the Wind by V. C. Andrews
Extended Sample Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Extended Sample Shōgun, Part One by James Clavell
Extended Sample Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Extended Sample All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Extended Sample Dark Tower I by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Extended Sample Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Extended Sample Beloved by Toni Morrison
Extended Sample Beloved by Toni Morrison
Extended Sample Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Extended Sample Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Extended Sample The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Extended Sample Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
Extended Sample A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Slow Horses by Mick Herron
Extended Sample Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) by Min Jin Lee
Extended Sample The Terminal List by Jack Carr
Extended Sample Shōgun, Part Two by James Clavell
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