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 Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Extended Sample My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Extended Sample The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
Extended Sample Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Extended Sample White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Tools by Phil Stutz
Extended Sample Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
Extended Sample All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Extended Sample The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Extended Sample Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Extended Sample We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
Extended Sample It's Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
Extended Sample Pet Sematary by Stephen King
Extended Sample To Sir Phillip, with Love by Julia Quinn
Extended Sample The One by John Marrs
Extended Sample The Outsider by Stephen King
Extended Sample Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
Extended Sample Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Extended Sample The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
Extended Sample Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun by Guillermo del Toro
Extended Sample The Dry by Jane Harper
Extended Sample A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
Extended Sample The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Extended Sample The Underground Railroad (Television Tie-in) by Colson Whitehead
Extended Sample The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz
Extended Sample If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Extended Sample News of the World by Paulette Jiles
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