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 Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Extended Sample A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin
Extended Sample Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
Extended Sample The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening by L. J. Smith
Extended Sample Good Omens by Neil Gaiman
Extended Sample Horns by Joe Hill
Extended Sample The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
Extended Sample I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Extended Sample Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
Extended Sample Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Extended Sample Summer and the City by Candace Bushnell
Extended Sample The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
Extended Sample Divergent by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane
Extended Sample The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
Extended Sample We Need to Talk About Kevin movie tie-in by Lionel Shriver
Extended Sample Freaky Deaky by Elmore Leonard
Extended Sample Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
Extended Sample Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Extended Sample Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
Extended Sample The Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Extended Sample Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub
Extended Sample The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn
Extended Sample The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Extended Sample White Noise by Don DeLillo
Extended Sample Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Extended Sample The North Water by Ian McGuire
Extended Sample The Girl Before by JP Delaney
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