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 Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
Extended Sample Ringworld by Larry Niven
Extended Sample It by Stephen King
Extended Sample Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
Extended Sample Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman
Extended Sample Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
Extended Sample Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Extended Sample Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Extended Sample Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Extended Sample The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
Extended Sample The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) (abridged) by Jordan Belfort
Extended Sample On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Extended Sample On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
Extended Sample Matilda by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Extended Sample The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers
Extended Sample All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Extended Sample Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
Extended Sample The Tools by Phil Stutz
Extended Sample The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
Extended Sample Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Extended Sample Matched by Ally Condie
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
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