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 Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample Holes by Louis Sachar
Extended Sample New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample King and Maxwell by David Baldacci
Extended Sample It by Stephen King
Extended Sample Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
Extended Sample The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
Extended Sample Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James
Extended Sample Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
Extended Sample The Terminal List by Jack Carr
Extended Sample Slow Horses by Mick Herron
Extended Sample An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
Extended Sample To Sir Phillip, with Love by Julia Quinn
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James
Extended Sample The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Extended Sample Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Extended Sample Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Extended Sample A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Extended Sample Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
Extended Sample Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Extended Sample The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Extended Sample A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Extended Sample The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Extended Sample Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Extended Sample A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
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