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 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Extended Sample American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Extended Sample A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Extended Sample The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Extended Sample A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Extended Sample The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Extended Sample Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Extended Sample Dark Tower I by Stephen King
Extended Sample Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz
Extended Sample The Prestige by Christopher Priest
Extended Sample Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Extended Sample The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
Extended Sample The Silence by Tim Lebbon
Extended Sample Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Extended Sample The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Extended Sample Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Extended Sample A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
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