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 Dune by Frank Herbert
Extended Sample Wool by Hugh Howey
Extended Sample The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Extended Sample 1984 by George Orwell
Extended Sample Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Extended Sample Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
Extended Sample Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Extended Sample A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample The Stand by Stephen King
Extended Sample A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Extended Sample A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Ringworld by Larry Niven
Extended Sample Station Eleven (Television Tie-in) by Emily St. John Mandel
Extended Sample A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Extended Sample The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Extended Sample The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Extended Sample Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer
Extended Sample The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Extended Sample The Prestige by Christopher Priest
Extended Sample World War Z by Max Brooks
Extended Sample Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Extended Sample Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Extended Sample Meg by Steve Alten
Extended Sample The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Gemini Man: The Official Movie Novelization by Titan Books
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