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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Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00013612048111 out of 54.00013612048111 out of 54.00013612048111 out of 54.00013612048111 out of 54.00013612048111 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
Interview with the Vampire Audiobook, by Anne Rice 3.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 5 Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice May 2011
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
The Help Audiobook, by Kathryn Stockett 4.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 5 The Help by Kathryn Stockett February 2009
The Breadwinner Audiobook, by Deborah Ellis 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis July 2002
The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2 Audiobook, by Rick Riordan 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2 by Rick Riordan June 2006
The Book Thief Audiobook, by Markus Zusak 4.00001992382458 out of 54.00001992382458 out of 54.00001992382458 out of 54.00001992382458 out of 54.00001992382458 out of 5 The Book Thief by Markus Zusak September 2006
Artemis Fowl Audiobook, by Eoin Colfer 3.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 53.00002363744881 out of 5 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer June 2002
How to Train Your Dragon Audiobook, by Cressida Cowell 3.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 5 How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell December 2013
Eragon: Inheritance, Book I Audiobook, by Christopher Paolini 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eragon: Inheritance, Book I by Christopher Paolini August 2003
Where the Red Fern Grows Audiobook, by Wilson Rawls 3.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 5 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls July 2000
Divergent Audiobook, by Veronica Roth 3.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 53.99999656020501 out of 5 Divergent by Veronica Roth May 2011
Insurgent Audiobook, by Veronica Roth 3.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 53.9999933509338 out of 5 Insurgent by Veronica Roth May 2012
Beezus and Ramona Audiobook, by Beverly Cleary 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary October 2010
Annihilation Audiobook, by Jeff VanderMeer 3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer February 2014
The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) Audiobook, by Donna Tartt 3.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 53.56 out of 5 The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) by Donna Tartt October 2013
The Husbands Secret Audiobook, by Liane Moriarty 4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty July 2013
Call Me by Your Name: A Novel Audiobook, by André Aciman 4.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 5 Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by André Aciman October 2017
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
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
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
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
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
Like Water for Chocolate Audiobook, by Laura Esquivel 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel November 1993
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
Paper Towns Audiobook, by John Green 4.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 54.57 out of 5 Paper Towns by John Green October 2008
I Am Legend Audiobook, by Richard Matheson 2.99994756069849 out of 52.99994756069849 out of 52.99994756069849 out of 52.99994756069849 out of 52.99994756069849 out of 5 I Am Legend by Richard Matheson January 2006
The Count of Monte Cristo Audiobook, by Alexandre Dumas 4.00000668745928 out of 54.00000668745928 out of 54.00000668745928 out of 54.00000668745928 out of 54.00000668745928 out of 5 The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas June 2008
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