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 Longest Ride Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks September 2013
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie September 2013
Thank You for Your Service Audiobook, by David Finkel 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel October 2013
The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition Audiobook, by Thomas Harris 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Silence of the Lambs: 25th Anniversary Edition by Thomas Harris October 2013
Allegiant Audiobook, by Veronica Roth 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Allegiant by Veronica Roth October 2013
The Circle Audiobook, by Dave Eggers 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Circle by Dave Eggers October 2013
Anne of Green Gables Audiobook, by L. M. Montgomery 3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery January 2006
The Silver Linings Playbook Audiobook, by Matthew Quick 4.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 5 The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick February 2015
Love in the Time of Cholera Audiobook, by Gabriel García Márquez 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez September 2013
Mary Poppins Audiobook, by P. L. Travers 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers October 2013
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi Audiobook, by Mitchell Zuckoff 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff September 2014
Along Came a Spider Audiobook, by James Patterson 3.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 53.00003779863343 out of 5 Along Came a Spider by James Patterson November 2005
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
Gerald’s Game Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 53.70590909090909 out of 5 Gerald’s Game 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
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 54.2645 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
The Dangerous Book for Boys Audiobook, by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden July 2007
Inherent Vice Audiobook, by Thomas Pynchon 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon October 2012
The Black Hand Audiobook, by Will Thomas 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Black Hand by Will Thomas April 2017
Fahrenheit 451 Audiobook, by Kristi Hiner 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fahrenheit 451 by Kristi Hiner March 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
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
Billy Bathgate: A Novel Audiobook, by E. L. Doctorow 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Billy Bathgate: A Novel by E. L. Doctorow March 2014
Running with Scissors: A Memoir Audiobook, by Augusten Burroughs 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs March 2003
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
The House of Mirth Audiobook, by Edith Wharton 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton October 2013
The Homesman: A Novel Audiobook, by Glendon Swarthout 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Homesman: A Novel by Glendon Swarthout February 2014
Grasshopper Jungle Audiobook, by Andrew Smith 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith February 2014
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