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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Crazy Rich Asians Audiobook, by Kevin Kwan 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan June 2013
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Audiobook, by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice 3.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 53.00082939632546 out of 5 American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice January 2012
Eat Pray Love: One Womans Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia Audiobook, by Elizabeth Gilbert 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert February 2006
The Cold Dish Audiobook, by Craig Johnson 4.00076543925776 out of 54.00076543925776 out of 54.00076543925776 out of 54.00076543925776 out of 54.00076543925776 out of 5 The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson December 2012
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake Audiobook, by Frank W. Abagnale 3.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 53.00045980176211 out of 5 Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abagnale April 2010
The Homesman: A Novel Audiobook, by Glendon Swarthout 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Homesman: A Novel by Glendon Swarthout February 2014
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
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
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
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Audiobook, by Brian Selznick 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick July 2012
No Country for Old Men Audiobook, by Cormac McCarthy 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy July 2005
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 Revenant: A Novel of Revenge Audiobook, by Michael Punke 4.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 54.39 out of 5 The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke January 2015
Interview with the Vampire Audiobook, by Anne Rice 3.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 53.00000556192133 out of 5 Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice May 2011
The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel Audiobook, by James Patterson 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Angel Experiment: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson October 2014
The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan Audiobook, by Kim Barker 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker March 2011
The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) Audiobook, by Jordan Belfort 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Wolf of Wall Street (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Jordan Belfort September 2007
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Audiobook, by Helen Fielding 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding January 2005
21: Bringing Down the House Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions Audiobook, by Ben Mezrich 3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 21: Bringing Down the House Movie Tie-In: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions by Ben Mezrich February 2008
The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder Audiobook, by Stephen Elliott 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder by Stephen Elliott September 2009
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Audiobook, by Laini Taylor 3.9999871049694 out of 53.9999871049694 out of 53.9999871049694 out of 53.9999871049694 out of 53.9999871049694 out of 5 Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor September 2011
Rosewater: Previously published as Then They Came For Me Audiobook, by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosewater: Previously published as 'Then They Came For Me' by Maziar Bahari, Aimee Molloy June 2011
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Womens Prison Audiobook, by Piper Kerman 3.00071454090747 out of 53.00071454090747 out of 53.00071454090747 out of 53.00071454090747 out of 53.00071454090747 out of 5 Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman June 2012
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board Audiobook, by Bethany Hamilton 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton April 2011
Twelve Years a Slave Audiobook, by Solomon Northup 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup March 2013
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen Audiobook, by Julie Powell 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell September 2005
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails Audiobook, by Mike Stangle, Dave Stangle 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails by Mike Stangle, Dave Stangle May 2015
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