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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The Girl in the Spiders Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larssons Millennium Series Audiobook, by David Lagercrantz 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz September 2015
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
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
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Audiobook, by Jenny Han 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han April 2014
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 5 Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 2016
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
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 4.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 5 Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie September 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
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: Full Cast Production Audiobook, by Neil Gaiman 3.99999727918738 out of 53.99999727918738 out of 53.99999727918738 out of 53.99999727918738 out of 53.99999727918738 out of 5 American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: Full Cast Production by Neil Gaiman June 2011
Red Rising Audiobook, by Pierce Brown 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Red Rising by Pierce Brown January 2014
The Hunger Games Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.36684210526316 out of 54.36684210526316 out of 54.36684210526316 out of 54.36684210526316 out of 54.36684210526316 out of 5 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins July 2012
One for the Money Audiobook, by Janet Evanovich 4.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 5 One for the Money by Janet Evanovich August 1994
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
Inferno: A Novel Audiobook, by Dan Brown 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown May 2013
The Shining Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 53.99999297797301 out of 5 The Shining by Stephen King August 2012
Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 5 Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 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 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
Holes Audiobook, by Louis Sachar 3.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 5 Holes by Louis Sachar September 2003
New Moon Audiobook, by Stephenie Meyer 3.00000445902305 out of 53.00000445902305 out of 53.00000445902305 out of 53.00000445902305 out of 53.00000445902305 out of 5 New Moon by Stephenie Meyer August 2006
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 Audiobook, by Rick Riordan 4.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 5 The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 by Rick Riordan June 2005
Divergent Audiobook, by Veronica Roth 3.99999883047373 out of 53.99999883047373 out of 53.99999883047373 out of 53.99999883047373 out of 53.99999883047373 out of 5 Divergent by Veronica Roth May 2011
The Lucky One Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 5 The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks September 2008
The Choice Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3.00006400230121 out of 53.00006400230121 out of 53.00006400230121 out of 53.00006400230121 out of 53.00006400230121 out of 5 The Choice by Nicholas Sparks September 2007
Breaking Dawn Audiobook, by Stephenie Meyer 3.00000383452165 out of 53.00000383452165 out of 53.00000383452165 out of 53.00000383452165 out of 53.00000383452165 out of 5 Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer August 2008
Eclipse Audiobook, by Stephenie Meyer 3.00000183006284 out of 53.00000183006284 out of 53.00000183006284 out of 53.00000183006284 out of 53.00000183006284 out of 5 Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer August 2007
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