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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Outlander Audiobook, by Diana Gabaldon 4.31384615384615 out of 54.31384615384615 out of 54.31384615384615 out of 54.31384615384615 out of 54.31384615384615 out of 5 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon June 1991
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Audiobook, by John Carreyrou 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou May 2018
L.A. Confidential Audiobook, by James Ellroy 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy June 2015
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 54.00012145748988 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 3.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 53.99999855868598 out of 5 The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
A Wrinkle in Time Audiobook, by Madeleine L’Engle 3.9999883804588 out of 53.9999883804588 out of 53.9999883804588 out of 53.9999883804588 out of 53.9999883804588 out of 5 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle January 2012
The Maze Runner Audiobook, by James Dashner 2.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 52.99998877766306 out of 5 The Maze Runner by James Dashner October 2009
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 54.00003380145094 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 5 Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
Gone Girl: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn June 2012
A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Audiobook, by George R. R. Martin 4.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 5 A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R. R. Martin August 2003
The Firm: A Novel Audiobook, by John Grisham 3.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 53.00001623620143 out of 5 The Firm: A Novel by John Grisham November 2007
The Alchemist Audiobook, by Paulo Coelho 3.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 5 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho October 2005
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell Audiobook, by Chris Colfer 4.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 54.00013178294574 out of 5 The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer July 2012
Red Sparrow: A Novel Audiobook, by Jason Matthews 4.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 54.19 out of 5 Red Sparrow: A Novel by Jason Matthews June 2013
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 54.00000417870816 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Return of the King Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Last Song Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks September 2009
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by Stephen King June 2014
Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel Audiobook, by Lee Child 3.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 5 Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel by Lee Child August 2014
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Audiobook, by Stieg Larsson 4.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 5 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson September 2008
Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing Audiobook, by Christy Wilson Beam 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing by Christy Wilson Beam April 2015
Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-Up Audiobook, by Leo Damore 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-Up by Leo Damore April 2018
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
The Haunting of Hill House Audiobook, by Shirley Jackson 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson September 2010
My Cousin Rachel Audiobook, by Daphne du Maurier 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier August 2014
Fight Club Audiobook, by Chuck Palahniuk 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk November 2013
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