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 Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Extended Sample Holes by Louis Sachar
Extended Sample Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample The Giver by Lois Lowry
Extended Sample James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Extended Sample The One and Only Ivan by K. A. Applegate
Extended Sample Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book Three) by Suzanne Collins
Extended Sample Catching Fire: Movie Tie-in Edition (Hunger Games, Book Two) by Suzanne Collins
Extended Sample Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Extended Sample The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Extended Sample His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) by Philip Pullman
Extended Sample Matilda by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
Extended Sample The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
Extended Sample Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Extended Sample Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Extended Sample Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Extended Sample The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Extended Sample How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Extended Sample Rumble Fish by S. E. Hinton
Extended Sample The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
Extended Sample War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Extended Sample Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Extended Sample The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Extended Sample I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Extended Sample The Willoughbys Movie Tie-in Edition by Lois Lowry
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