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 Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Extended Sample Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Extended Sample The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Extended Sample The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Extended Sample Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
Extended Sample The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Extended Sample The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Extended Sample 11/22/63 by Stephen King
Extended Sample All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Extended Sample The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Extended Sample Patriot Games by Tom Clancy
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample The BFG by Roald Dahl
Extended Sample Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Extended Sample Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt
Extended Sample Beloved by Toni Morrison
Extended Sample Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Extended Sample The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Extended Sample A Time to Kill by John Grisham
Extended Sample The Stand by Stephen King
Extended Sample Wild (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Cheryl Strayed
Extended Sample Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James
Extended Sample Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Extended Sample The Shining by Stephen King
Extended Sample A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
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