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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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
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
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
My Cousin Rachel Audiobook, by Daphne du Maurier 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier August 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
The Girl on the Train: A Novel Audiobook, by Paula Hawkins 4.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 54.31 out of 5 The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins January 2015
A Thousand Pieces of You Audiobook, by Claudia Gray 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray November 2014
The Wife: A Novel Audiobook, by Meg Wolitzer 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Wife: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer May 2015
Everything, Everything Audiobook, by Nicola Yoon 4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon September 2015
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge Audiobook, by Michael Punke 4.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 5 The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke January 2015
L.A. Confidential Audiobook, by James Ellroy 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy June 2015
Love, Rosie Audiobook, by Cecelia Ahern 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern January 2015
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails Audiobook, by Mike Stangle, Dave Stangle 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails by Mike Stangle, Dave Stangle May 2015
Twelve Years a Slave Audiobook, by Solomon Northup 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup March 2013
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Audiobook, by Robert M. Edsel, Marlen Suyapa Bodden, Robert Edsel, Bret Witter 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel, Marlen Suyapa Bodden, Robert Edsel, Bret Witter September 2009
Infinity: Chronicles of Nick Audiobook, by Sherrilyn Kenyon 4.00006605019815 out of 54.00006605019815 out of 54.00006605019815 out of 54.00006605019815 out of 54.00006605019815 out of 5 Infinity: Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon May 2010
Limitless: A Novel Audiobook, by Alan Glynn 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Limitless: A Novel by Alan Glynn March 2011
The Client: A Novel Audiobook, by John Grisham 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Client: A Novel by John Grisham July 2000
The Pelican Brief Audiobook, by John Grisham 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Pelican Brief by John Grisham July 2000
Under the Tuscan Sun Audiobook, by Frances Mayes 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes July 2000
The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story Audiobook, by Diane Ackerman 2.99983529153399 out of 52.99983529153399 out of 52.99983529153399 out of 52.99983529153399 out of 52.99983529153399 out of 5 The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman January 2007
Slumdog Millionaire: Originally published as Q & A Audiobook, by Vikas Swarup 3.00017268174754 out of 53.00017268174754 out of 53.00017268174754 out of 53.00017268174754 out of 53.00017268174754 out of 5 Slumdog Millionaire: Originally published as Q & A by Vikas Swarup August 2015
The Descendants Audiobook, by Kaui Hart Hemmings 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings May 2007
The Dinner: A Novel Audiobook, by Herman Koch 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Dinner: A Novel by Herman Koch February 2013
About a Boy Audiobook, by Nick Hornby 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 About a Boy by Nick Hornby October 2014
The Devil Wears Prada Audiobook, by Lauren Weisberger 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger February 2003
The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession Audiobook, by Mark Obmascik 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik October 2003
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