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 Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Extended Sample Catching Fire: Movie Tie-in Edition (Hunger Games, Book Two) by Suzanne Collins
Extended Sample Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book Three) by Suzanne Collins
Extended Sample Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Extended Sample Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Extended Sample Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Extended Sample It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
Extended Sample Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Extended Sample One of Us Is Lying (TV Series Tie-In Edition) by Karen M. McManus
Extended Sample All the Bright Places Movie Tie-In Edition by Jennifer Niven
Extended Sample Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Extended Sample Matched by Ally Condie
Extended Sample The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Extended Sample Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Extended Sample Every Day by David Levithan
Extended Sample Paper Towns by John Green
Extended Sample I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
Extended Sample The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Extended Sample Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Extended Sample Divergent by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Extended Sample I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Extended Sample Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
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