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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Brighton Rock Audiobook, by Graham Greene 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 Brighton Rock by Graham Greene October 2011
The Haunting of Hill House Audiobook, by Shirley Jackson 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson September 2010
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake Audiobook, by Frank W. Abagnale 3.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 5 Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abagnale April 2010
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
The Da Vinci Code: A Novel Audiobook, by Dan Brown 3.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 53.00000405662645 out of 5 The Da Vinci Code: A Novel by Dan Brown April 2006
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 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
The Jungle Book Audiobook, by Rudyard Kipling 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling March 2016
The Bell Jar Audiobook, by Sylvia Plath 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath February 2016
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
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
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
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 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 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
Annihilation Audiobook, by Jeff VanderMeer 3.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer February 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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