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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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Lifes Greatest Lesson Audiobook, by Mitch Albom 3.00002809118121 out of 53.00002809118121 out of 53.00002809118121 out of 53.00002809118121 out of 53.00002809118121 out of 5 Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom June 2004
The Witches of Eastwick: A Novel Audiobook, by John Updike 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Witches of Eastwick: A Novel by John Updike October 2008
The Reader Audiobook, by Bernhard Schlink 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Reader by Bernhard Schlink November 2008
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 Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh Audiobook, by A. A. Milne 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne June 2013
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 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
A Wrinkle in Time Audiobook, by Madeleine L’Engle 3.99997816176845 out of 53.99997816176845 out of 53.99997816176845 out of 53.99997816176845 out of 53.99997816176845 out of 5 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle January 2012
Eat Pray Love: One Womans Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia Audiobook, by Elizabeth Gilbert 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert February 2006
The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel Audiobook, by Sue Monk Kidd 3.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 5 The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd January 2003
A Time to Kill Audiobook, by John Grisham 3.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 53.00000867917432 out of 5 A Time to Kill by John Grisham July 2000
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
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Audiobook, by Max Brooks 3.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 5 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks September 2006
Point of Impact Audiobook, by Stephen Hunter 4.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter January 2007
Into the Wild Audiobook, by Jon Krakauer 3.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 5 Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer August 2007
Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel Audiobook, by Dean Koontz 3.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 53.0000312615076 out of 5 Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel by Dean Koontz December 2003
The 5th Wave Audiobook, by Rick Yancey 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey May 2013
Matilda Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 Matilda by Roald Dahl July 2013
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl July 2013
The BFG Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The BFG by Roald Dahl July 2013
Clear and Present Danger Audiobook, by Tom Clancy 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy December 2010
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
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Audiobook, by Marcus Luttrell 4.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 5 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell May 2012
The Yellow Birds: A Novel Audiobook, by Kevin Powers 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Yellow Birds: A Novel by Kevin Powers September 2012
The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition Audiobook, by William Peter Blatty 3.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 5 The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty October 2011
Insurgent Audiobook, by Veronica Roth 3.99999771847255 out of 53.99999771847255 out of 53.99999771847255 out of 53.99999771847255 out of 53.99999771847255 out of 5 Insurgent by Veronica Roth May 2012
The Great Gilly Hopkins Audiobook, by Katherine Paterson 3.00023949227637 out of 53.00023949227637 out of 53.00023949227637 out of 53.00023949227637 out of 53.00023949227637 out of 5 The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson August 2009
A Clockwork Orange Audiobook, by Anthony Burgess 4.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 5 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess June 2007
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