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 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Extended Sample How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Extended Sample New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Extended Sample The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Extended Sample The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Extended Sample The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Extended Sample Holes by Louis Sachar
Extended Sample The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Extended Sample The BFG by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
Extended Sample The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes
Extended Sample Inferno by Dan Brown
Extended Sample Atonement by Ian McEwan
Extended Sample Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James
Extended Sample Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James
Extended Sample The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Extended Sample The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Extended Sample Moneyball by Michael Lewis
Extended Sample Wild (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Cheryl Strayed
Extended Sample 13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff
Extended Sample The Circle by Dave Eggers
Extended Sample The Good Lord Bird (National Book Award Winner) by James McBride
Extended Sample The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Extended Sample Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Extended Sample The Revenant by Michael Punke
Extended Sample A Dog's Journey by W. Bruce Cameron
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