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 Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Extended Sample Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
Extended Sample Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
Extended Sample Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Extended Sample The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After by Julia Quinn
Extended Sample How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Extended Sample The Giver by Lois Lowry
Extended Sample Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Extended Sample The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Extended Sample The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Extended Sample The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Extended Sample Fallen by Lauren Kate
Extended Sample Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Extended Sample Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Extended Sample Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Extended Sample The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
Extended Sample A Time to Kill by John Grisham
Extended Sample A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
Extended Sample A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
Extended Sample The BFG by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
Extended Sample Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Extended Sample Significance by Shelly Crane
Extended Sample Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Extended Sample An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Extended Sample The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Extended Sample The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
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