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 Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight Audiobook, by Jennifer E. Smith 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith January 2012
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Audiobook, by Marcus Luttrell 4.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 5 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell May 2012
Alex Cross: Also published as CROSS Audiobook, by James Patterson 3.001248049922 out of 53.001248049922 out of 53.001248049922 out of 53.001248049922 out of 53.001248049922 out of 5 Alex Cross: Also published as CROSS by James Patterson August 2012
The Yellow Birds: A Novel Audiobook, by Kevin Powers 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Yellow Birds: A Novel by Kevin Powers September 2012
Coraline Audiobook, by Neil Gaiman 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coraline by Neil Gaiman November 2003
Bel Canto Audiobook, by Ann Patchett 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett August 2004
A Bear Called Paddington Audiobook, by Michael Bond 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond March 2005
Prince Caspian Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 53.00001451719462 out of 5 Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis May 2005
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 4.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 54.00000596260256 out of 5 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis May 2005
The Silver Chair Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis May 2005
The Silver Chair Audiobook, by C. S. Lewis 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis May 2005
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Audiobook, by Betty Smith 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith July 2005
The Memory Keepers Daughter Audiobook, by Kim Edwards 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards October 2016
Stardust Audiobook, by Neil Gaiman 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stardust by Neil Gaiman November 2006
A Clockwork Orange Audiobook, by Anthony Burgess 4.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 5 A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess June 2007
More About Paddington Audiobook, by Michael Bond 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 More About Paddington by Michael Bond June 2007
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Audiobook, by Ron Hansen 4.22666666666667 out of 54.22666666666667 out of 54.22666666666667 out of 54.22666666666667 out of 54.22666666666667 out of 5 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by Ron Hansen August 2007
Shutter Island Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane December 2008
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Audiobook, by Rebecca Wells 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells July 2009
Labor Day Audiobook, by Joyce Maynard 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Labor Day by Joyce Maynard July 2009
The Great Gilly Hopkins Audiobook, by Katherine Paterson 3.00023949227637 out of 53.00023949227637 out of 53.00023949227637 out of 53.00023949227637 out of 53.00023949227637 out of 5 The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson August 2009
Bridge to Terabithia Audiobook, by Katherine Paterson 3.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 5 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson August 2009
Horns: A Novel Audiobook, by Joe Hill 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Horns: A Novel by Joe Hill February 2010
Before I Fall Audiobook, by Lauren Oliver 3.00002840828386 out of 53.00002840828386 out of 53.00002840828386 out of 53.00002840828386 out of 53.00002840828386 out of 5 Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver March 2010
I Am Number Four Audiobook, by Pittacus Lore 3.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 5 I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore August 2010
Delirium Audiobook, by Lauren Oliver 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Delirium by Lauren Oliver February 2011
Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel by Dennis Lehane September 2011
The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition Audiobook, by William Peter Blatty 3.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 5 The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty October 2011
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