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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Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel Audiobook, by Lee Child 3.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 5 Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel by Lee Child August 2014
Sharp Objects: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 5 Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn September 2006
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Audiobook, by Rebecca Skloot 4.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 54.00000719797305 out of 5 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot February 2010
The Girl in the Spiders Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larssons Millennium Series Audiobook, by David Lagercrantz 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz September 2015
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
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 4.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 5 Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie September 2013
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
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
Gone Girl: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn June 2012
Clear and Present Danger Audiobook, by Tom Clancy 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy December 2010
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
The Kind Worth Killing Audiobook, by Peter Swanson 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson February 2015
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
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Audiobook, by Stieg Larsson 4.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 54.00000218755127 out of 5 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson September 2008
A Slight Trick of the Mind Audiobook, by Mitch Cullin 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin April 2005
Heavens Prisoners Audiobook, by James Lee Burke 4.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 54.00027250206441 out of 5 Heaven's Prisoners by James Lee Burke May 1996
The Alienist Audiobook, by Caleb Carr 3.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 53.99998758254784 out of 5 The Alienist by Caleb Carr November 2012
In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead Audiobook, by James Lee Burke 3.99981403212172 out of 53.99981403212172 out of 53.99981403212172 out of 53.99981403212172 out of 53.99981403212172 out of 5 In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke June 2012
Inherent Vice Audiobook, by Thomas Pynchon 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon October 2012
Prince of Thieves: A Novel Audiobook, by Chuck Hogan 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Prince of Thieves: A Novel by Chuck Hogan March 2011
The Black Hand Audiobook, by Will Thomas 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Black Hand by Will Thomas April 2017
Delirium Audiobook, by Lauren Oliver 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Delirium by Lauren Oliver February 2011
I Am Number Four Audiobook, by Pittacus Lore 3.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 53.0000143220193 out of 5 I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore August 2010
A Walk Among the Tombstones Audiobook, by Lawrence Block 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block September 2014
The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel Audiobook, by Nancy Pickard 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Scent of Rain and Lightning: A Novel by Nancy Pickard September 2010
Live by Night Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Live by Night by Dennis Lehane October 2012
Don’t Point That Thing at Me Audiobook, by Kyril Bonfiglioli 3.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 53.00344827586207 out of 5 Don’t Point That Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli January 2006
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
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