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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Red Rising Audiobook, by Pierce Brown 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Red Rising by Pierce Brown January 2014
The Girl With All the Gifts Audiobook, by M. R. Carey 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey June 2014
Egg & Spoon Audiobook, by Gregory Maguire 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire September 2014
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Audiobook, by Jenny Han 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han April 2014
Dollbaby: A Novel Audiobook, by Laura Lane McNeal 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Dollbaby: A Novel by Laura Lane McNeal July 2014
Zeroville: A Novel Audiobook, by Steve Erickson 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Zeroville: A Novel by Steve Erickson December 2014
Tarzan of the Apes Audiobook, by Edgar Rice Burroughs 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs June 2014
NERVE Audiobook, by Jeanne Ryan 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NERVE by Jeanne Ryan February 2015
It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Audiobook, by Lynsey Addario 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario February 2015
All the Bright Places Audiobook, by Jennifer Niven 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven January 2015
Emma Audiobook, by Jane Austen 4.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 54.54 out of 5 Emma by Jane Austen July 2008
Wuthering Heights Audiobook, by Emily Brontë 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë July 2008
The Three Musketeers Audiobook, by Alexandre Dumas 4.00002094460153 out of 54.00002094460153 out of 54.00002094460153 out of 54.00002094460153 out of 54.00002094460153 out of 5 The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas July 2008
Vanity Fair Audiobook, by William Makepeace Thackeray 3.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 53.97 out of 5 Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray June 2008
Far from the Madding Crowd Audiobook, by Thomas Hardy 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy June 2008
The Secret Garden Audiobook, by Frances Hodgson Burnett 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett July 2008
The Scarlet Letter, with eBook Audiobook, by Nathaniel Hawthorne 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Scarlet Letter, with eBook by Nathaniel Hawthorne August 2008
The Invisible Man Audiobook, by H. G. Wells 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells August 2008
The House of Tomorrow Audiobook, by Peter Bognanni 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni March 2010
Rosewater: Previously published as Then They Came For Me Audiobook, by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosewater: Previously published as 'Then They Came For Me' by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy June 2011
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Womens Prison Audiobook, by Piper Kerman 3.00035733428622 out of 53.00035733428622 out of 53.00035733428622 out of 53.00035733428622 out of 53.00035733428622 out of 5 Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman June 2012
Significance Audiobook, by Shelly Crane 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Significance by Shelly Crane December 2013
Alienated Audiobook, by Melissa Landers 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Alienated by Melissa Landers May 2014
Cold in July Audiobook, by Joe R. Lansdale 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Cold in July by Joe R. Lansdale July 2014
Inside the OBriens: A Novel Audiobook, by Lisa Genova 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Inside the O'Briens: A Novel by Lisa Genova April 2015
A Walk to Remember Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 4.00000461280145 out of 54.00000461280145 out of 54.00000461280145 out of 54.00000461280145 out of 54.00000461280145 out of 5 A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks October 2014
A Good Marriage Audiobook, by Stephen King 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A Good Marriage by Stephen King September 2014
A Walk Among the Tombstones Audiobook, by Lawrence Block 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block September 2014
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