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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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 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
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
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 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
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
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) Audiobook, by Jesse Andrews 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) by Jesse Andrews May 2015
PS, I Still Love You Audiobook, by Jenny Han 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 PS, I Still Love You by Jenny Han May 2015
Practical Magic Audiobook, by Alice Hoffman 3.00012831761351 out of 53.00012831761351 out of 53.00012831761351 out of 53.00012831761351 out of 53.00012831761351 out of 5 Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman November 2012
Dear John Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3.00001086436921 out of 53.00001086436921 out of 53.00001086436921 out of 53.00001086436921 out of 53.00001086436921 out of 5 Dear John by Nicholas Sparks October 2006
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000065339443 out of 54.00000065339443 out of 54.00000065339443 out of 54.00000065339443 out of 54.00000065339443 out of 5 The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Return of the King Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Glass Castle: A Memoir Audiobook, by Jeannette Walls 4.00001443981714 out of 54.00001443981714 out of 54.00001443981714 out of 54.00001443981714 out of 54.00001443981714 out of 5 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls September 2010
The Other Boleyn Girl Audiobook, by Philippa Gregory 3.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 5 The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory March 2011
Horse Soldiers: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers Audiobook, by Doug Stanton 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Horse Soldiers: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton March 2011
Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 5 Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
Gone Girl: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn June 2012
The Summer I Turned Pretty Audiobook, by Jenny Han 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han February 2018
Little Women Audiobook, by Louisa May Alcott 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott February 2011
Little Women Audiobook, by Louisa May Alcott 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott February 2011
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
Nights in Rodanthe Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks November 2005
The Last Song Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks September 2009
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
The Dangerous Book for Boys Audiobook, by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden 4.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 5 The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden July 2007
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel Audiobook, by Lisa See 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel by Lisa See June 2005
The Kind Worth Killing Audiobook, by Peter Swanson 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson February 2015
Ender’s Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition Audiobook, by Orson Scott Card 4.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 54.00000501703283 out of 5 Ender’s Game: Special 20th Anniversary Edition by Orson Scott Card April 2004
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