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 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Extended Sample Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James
Extended Sample White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample One Day by David Nicholls
Extended Sample Which Brings Me to You by Steve Almond
Extended Sample The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Extended Sample The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Extended Sample A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
Extended Sample The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
Extended Sample If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James
Extended Sample The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
Extended Sample To Sir Phillip, with Love by Julia Quinn
Extended Sample The White Queen (abridged) by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland
Extended Sample The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Extended Sample Significance by Shelly Crane
Extended Sample One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
Extended Sample The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Extended Sample The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample Shōgun, Part One by James Clavell
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