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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Extended Sample My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Extended Sample To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Extended Sample The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson
Extended Sample The Shack by William Paul Young
Extended Sample Dark Tower I by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Extended Sample Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
Extended Sample The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Extended Sample All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Extended Sample It by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Extended Sample 11/22/63 by Stephen King
Extended Sample All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Extended Sample The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien
Extended Sample A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Extended Sample Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Extended Sample Beloved by Toni Morrison
Extended Sample A Time to Kill by John Grisham
Extended Sample The Stand by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Shining by Stephen King
Extended Sample The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
Extended Sample Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Extended Sample In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke
Extended Sample Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
Extended Sample The Green Mile by Stephen King
Extended Sample Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
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