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 How to be Single by Liz Tuccillo
Extended Sample The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Extended Sample 12 Strong by Doug Stanton
Extended Sample The White Queen (abridged) by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
Extended Sample The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Extended Sample The Big Short by Michael Lewis
Extended Sample In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
Extended Sample The White Princess by Philippa Gregory
Extended Sample The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Extended Sample Hotel for Dogs by Lois Duncan
Extended Sample War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Extended Sample The Operators by Michael Hastings
Extended Sample White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Extended Sample Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
Extended Sample Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample God's Not Dead by Rice Broocks
Extended Sample Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Extended Sample The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Extended Sample Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
Extended Sample Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Extended Sample Rusty Puppy by Joe R. Lansdale
Extended Sample Lonely Boy by Steve Jones
Extended Sample The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Extended Sample Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Extended Sample Meg: Hell’s Aquarium by Steve Alten
Extended Sample One of Us Is Lying (TV Series Tie-In Edition) by Karen M. McManus
Extended Sample The Mist by Stephen King
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