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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Still Alice: A Novel Audiobook, by Lisa Genova 4.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 54.00001346783208 out of 5 Still Alice: A Novel by Lisa Genova January 2009
The Alienist Audiobook, by Caleb Carr 3.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 5 The Alienist by Caleb Carr November 2012
Catching Fire Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 5 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins July 2012
The Third Wheel Audiobook, by Jeff Kinney 4.00002569571139 out of 54.00002569571139 out of 54.00002569571139 out of 54.00002569571139 out of 54.00002569571139 out of 5 The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney November 2012
All Quiet on the Western Front Audiobook, by Erich Maria Remarque 3.94090909090909 out of 53.94090909090909 out of 53.94090909090909 out of 53.94090909090909 out of 53.94090909090909 out of 5 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque October 2015
Atonement: A Novel Audiobook, by Ian McEwan 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Atonement: A Novel by Ian McEwan December 2015
Heavens Prisoners Audiobook, by James Lee Burke 4.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 5 Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke May 1996
The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00002200970628 out of 54.00002200970628 out of 54.00002200970628 out of 54.00002200970628 out of 54.00002200970628 out of 5 The Green Mile: The Complete Serial Novel by Stephen King December 1999
Ringworld Audiobook, by Larry Niven 3.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 53.00025886616619 out of 5 Ringworld by Larry Niven June 2005
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
James and the Giant Peach Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl July 2013
An Ember in the Ashes Audiobook, by Sabaa Tahir 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir April 2015
To Kill a Mockingbird Audiobook, by Harper Lee 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee July 2014
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Audiobook, by Lawrence Wright 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright May 2017
Sense and Sensibility Audiobook, by Jane Austen 4.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 5 Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen May 2008
The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel Audiobook, by James Patterson 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson October 2014
The Neverending Story Audiobook, by Michael Ende 3.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 5 The Neverending Story by Michael Ende March 2012
Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel Audiobook, by Jessica Knoll 3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel by Jessica Knoll May 2015
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
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
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 Prestige Audiobook, by Christopher Priest 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Prestige by Christopher Priest January 2006
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 House With a Clock in Its Walls Audiobook, by John Bellairs 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The House With a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs January 2018
A Dogs Purpose: A Novel for Humans Audiobook, by W. Bruce Cameron 4.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 54.00028195304057 out of 5 A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans by W. Bruce Cameron January 2017
The Mist Audiobook, by Stephen King 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Mist by Stephen King May 2017
Meg: Generations Audiobook, by Steve Alten 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Meg: Generations by Steve Alten July 2018
Les Misérables Audiobook, by Victor Hugo 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Les Misérables by Victor Hugo October 2009
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