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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Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins Audiobook, by Steve Alten 4.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 54.85 out of 5 Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror with Meg: Origins by Steve Alten April 2014
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Audiobook, by Laura Hillenbrand 4.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 5 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand November 2010
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Audiobook, by Margot Lee Shetterly 3.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 53.78 out of 5 Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly September 2016
1984 Audiobook, by George Orwell 4.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 54.00000847909432 out of 5 1984 by George Orwell January 2011
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
One for the Money Audiobook, by Janet Evanovich 4.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 54.00000697696544 out of 5 One for the Money by Janet Evanovich August 1994
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Audiobook, by Max Brooks 3.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 5 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks September 2006
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
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
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
Horse Soldiers: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers Audiobook, by Doug Stanton 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Horse Soldiers: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton March 2011
The Other Boleyn Girl Audiobook, by Philippa Gregory 3.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 5 The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory March 2011
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
Into the Forest Audiobook, by Jean Hegland 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Into the Forest by Jean Hegland March 2015
Into the Forest Audiobook, by Jean Hegland 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Into the Forest by Jean Hegland March 2015
11/22/63: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00008495340617 out of 54.00008495340617 out of 54.00008495340617 out of 54.00008495340617 out of 54.00008495340617 out of 5 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King November 2011
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Audiobook, by Seth Grahame-Smith 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith March 2010
Warm Bodies: A Novel Audiobook, by Isaac Marion 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Warm Bodies: A Novel by Isaac Marion January 2013
Mr. Mercedes: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 54.67 out of 5 Mr. Mercedes: A Novel by Stephen King June 2014
Under The Dome: A Novel Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.00005871910419 out of 53.00005871910419 out of 53.00005871910419 out of 53.00005871910419 out of 53.00005871910419 out of 5 Under The Dome: A Novel by Stephen King November 2009
Under the Skin Audiobook, by Michel Faber 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Under the Skin by Michel Faber September 2012
In Her Shoes: A Novel Audiobook, by Jennifer Weiner 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 In Her Shoes: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner March 2011
Shopgirl Audiobook, by Steve Martin 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shopgirl by Steve Martin October 2000
Fight Club Audiobook, by Chuck Palahniuk 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk November 2013
Black Mass Audiobook, by Dick Lehr, Gerard O’Neill 3.00131752305665 out of 53.00131752305665 out of 53.00131752305665 out of 53.00131752305665 out of 53.00131752305665 out of 5 Black Mass by Dick Lehr, Gerard O’Neill August 2000
Frost/Nixon: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interview Audiobook, by David Frost 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frost/Nixon: Behind the Scenes of the Nixon Interview by David Frost November 2008
12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers Audiobook, by Doug Stanton 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton May 2009
War Horse Audiobook, by Michael Morpurgo 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 War Horse by Michael Morpurgo July 2012
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