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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Wonder Audiobook, by R. J. Palacio 4.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 5 Wonder by R. J. Palacio February 2012
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
The Alchemist Audiobook, by Paulo Coelho 3.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 53.00001454721784 out of 5 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho October 2005
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Audiobook, by Jenny Han 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han April 2014
Call Me by Your Name: A Novel Audiobook, by André Aciman 4.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 5 Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by André Aciman October 2017
The Hunger Games Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.36684210526316 out of 54.36684210526316 out of 54.36684210526316 out of 54.36684210526316 out of 54.36684210526316 out of 5 The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins July 2012
Holes Audiobook, by Louis Sachar 3.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 53.00001098651588 out of 5 Holes by Louis Sachar September 2003
The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 Audiobook, by Rick Riordan 4.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 54.00000241313918 out of 5 The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 1 by Rick Riordan June 2005
The Help Audiobook, by Kathryn Stockett 4.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 54.00000135709701 out of 5 The Help by Kathryn Stockett February 2009
The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh Audiobook, by A. A. Milne 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne June 2013
The Breadwinner Audiobook, by Deborah Ellis 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis July 2002
A Wrinkle in Time Audiobook, by Madeleine L’Engle 3.99997816176845 out of 53.99997816176845 out of 53.99997816176845 out of 53.99997816176845 out of 53.99997816176845 out of 5 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle January 2012
The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel Audiobook, by Sue Monk Kidd 3.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 53.00001044068386 out of 5 The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel by Sue Monk Kidd January 2003
Matilda Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 Matilda by Roald Dahl July 2013
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl July 2013
The BFG Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The BFG by Roald Dahl July 2013
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
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
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
Water for Elephants Audiobook, by Sara Gruen 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen May 2006
Life of Pi Audiobook, by Yann Martel 3.00000417990303 out of 53.00000417990303 out of 53.00000417990303 out of 53.00000417990303 out of 53.00000417990303 out of 5 Life of Pi by Yann Martel May 2012
The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2 Audiobook, by Rick Riordan 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Book 2 by Rick Riordan June 2006
Inkheart Audiobook, by Cornelia Funke 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inkheart by Cornelia Funke October 2003
Ella Enchanted Audiobook, by Gail Carson Levine 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine July 2000
The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition Audiobook, by Lois Lowry 4.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 54.00000189732079 out of 5 The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition by Lois Lowry July 2000
The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000065339443 out of 54.00000065339443 out of 54.00000065339443 out of 54.00000065339443 out of 54.00000065339443 out of 5 The Hobbit: or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
The Summer I Turned Pretty Audiobook, by Jenny Han 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han February 2018
Mockingjay Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 54.58333333333333 out of 5 Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins July 2012
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