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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Crazy Rich Asians Audiobook, by Kevin Kwan 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan June 2013
The Husbands Secret Audiobook, by Liane Moriarty 4.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 5 The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty July 2013
Outlander Audiobook, by Diana Gabaldon 4.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 5 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon June 1991
Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins Audiobook, by Steve Alten 4.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 5 Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins by Steve Alten April 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 Outsiders Audiobook, by S. E. Hinton 4.0032930845225 out of 54.0032930845225 out of 54.0032930845225 out of 54.0032930845225 out of 54.0032930845225 out of 5 The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton July 2004
Wonder Audiobook, by R. J. Palacio 4.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 5 Wonder by R. J. Palacio February 2012
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
To Kill a Mockingbird Audiobook, by Harper Lee 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee July 2014
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
The Book Thief Audiobook, by Markus Zusak 4.00001009467074 out of 54.00001009467074 out of 54.00001009467074 out of 54.00001009467074 out of 54.00001009467074 out of 5 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak September 2006
Sharp Objects: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 5 Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn September 2006
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Audiobook, by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice 3.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 5 American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice January 2012
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Audiobook, by Laura Hillenbrand 4.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 5 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand November 2010
Shane Audiobook, by Jack Schaefer 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane by Jack Schaefer November 2017
Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
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
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
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 Lincoln Lawyer Audiobook, by Michael Connelly 4.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 54.504 out of 5 The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly October 2005
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Audiobook, by Stephen Chbosky 3.94923076923077 out of 53.94923076923077 out of 53.94923076923077 out of 53.94923076923077 out of 53.94923076923077 out of 5 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky February 1999
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
Twilight Audiobook, by Stephenie Meyer 3.48578947368421 out of 53.48578947368421 out of 53.48578947368421 out of 53.48578947368421 out of 53.48578947368421 out of 5 Twilight by Stephenie Meyer September 2005
Lord of the Flies Audiobook, by William Golding 3.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 5 Lord of the Flies by William Golding November 2002
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Audiobook, by Rebecca Skloot 4.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 5 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot February 2010
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Audiobook, by Neil Postman 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman May 2017
A Dogs Purpose: A Novel for Humans Audiobook, by W. Bruce Cameron 4.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 5 A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans by W. Bruce Cameron January 2017
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