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 American Prometheus by Kai Bird
Extended Sample Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Extended Sample The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Extended Sample The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Extended Sample Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Extended Sample Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
Extended Sample Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Extended Sample Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Extended Sample Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Extended Sample Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Extended Sample Maid by Stephanie Land
Extended Sample Wild (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Cheryl Strayed
Extended Sample In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample Chappaquiddick by Leo Damore
Extended Sample Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Extended Sample A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman
Extended Sample Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
Extended Sample The Soloist by Steve Lopez
Extended Sample Boy Erased by Garrard Conley
Extended Sample Fair Game (abridged) by Valerie Plame Wilson
Extended Sample Slutever by Karley Sciortino
Extended Sample Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
Extended Sample Molly's Game by Molly Bloom
Extended Sample Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
Extended Sample The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Extended Sample The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker
Extended Sample Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang
Extended Sample Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
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