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 Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
Extended Sample The Outsider by Stephen King
Extended Sample Dark Tower I by Stephen King
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
Extended Sample It by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Terminal List by Jack Carr
Extended Sample Slow Horses by Mick Herron
Extended Sample The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
Extended Sample Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Extended Sample Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Extended Sample A Painted House by John Grisham
Extended Sample Jack Reacher: One Shot by Lee Child
Extended Sample Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
Extended Sample Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Extended Sample The Stand by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Shining by Stephen King
Extended Sample Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample The Firm by John Grisham
Extended Sample Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Extended Sample Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
Extended Sample The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
Extended Sample Under The Dome by Stephen King
Extended Sample I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
Extended Sample No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
Extended Sample The Green Mile by Stephen King
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