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 Jack Reacher: One Shot by Lee Child
Extended Sample Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith
Extended Sample Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Extended Sample Open Season by C. J. Box
Extended Sample The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Extended Sample King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
Extended Sample Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Extended Sample Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
Extended Sample The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Extended Sample A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block
Extended Sample Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Extended Sample Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
Extended Sample Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
Extended Sample In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
Extended Sample The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Extended Sample The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
Extended Sample No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
Extended Sample The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
Extended Sample Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Extended Sample A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin
Extended Sample Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan
Extended Sample Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample The Black Hand by Will Thomas
Extended Sample The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Extended Sample Freaky Deaky by Elmore Leonard
Extended Sample The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard
Extended Sample One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
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