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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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
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Audiobook, by John Berendt 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt November 2005
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Audiobook, by Lawrence Wright 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright May 2017
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
13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi Audiobook, by Mitchell Zuckoff 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff September 2014
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Audiobook, by Robert M. Edsel, Marlen Suyapa Bodden, 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, Bret Witter September 2009
Thank You for Your Service Audiobook, by David Finkel 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel October 2013
The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue Audiobook, by Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Finest Hours: The True Story of the US Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias, Casey Sherman April 2012
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
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Audiobook, by David Grann 3.80558823529412 out of 53.80558823529412 out of 53.80558823529412 out of 53.80558823529412 out of 53.80558823529412 out of 5 The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann February 2009
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
Seabiscuit: An American Legend Audiobook, by Laura Hillenbrand 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand November 2010
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Audiobook, by Nathaniel Philbrick 4.00010519154281 out of 54.00010519154281 out of 54.00010519154281 out of 54.00010519154281 out of 54.00010519154281 out of 5 In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick January 2001
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
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