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 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
Extended Sample The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
Extended Sample Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Extended Sample Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
Extended Sample Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
Extended Sample The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
Extended Sample Gerald's Game by Stephen King
Extended Sample Dark Tower I by Stephen King
Extended Sample Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Extended Sample The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Extended Sample Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
Extended Sample Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Extended Sample The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout
Extended Sample Panic by Lauren Oliver
Extended Sample Molly's Game by Molly Bloom
Extended Sample Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Extended Sample Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Extended Sample Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
Extended Sample Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Extended Sample Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Extended Sample After We Fell by Anna Todd
Extended Sample The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
Extended Sample Emma by Jane Austen
Extended Sample Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Extended Sample The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Extended Sample Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Extended Sample Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
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