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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The Constant Gardener Audiobook, by John le Carré 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Constant Gardener by John le Carré August 2012
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
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
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
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
Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dark Places (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Novel by Gillian Flynn May 2009
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
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
L.A. Confidential Audiobook, by James Ellroy 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy June 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Ghost Writer: A Novel Audiobook, by Robert Harris 3.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 53.00040933278756 out of 5 The Ghost Writer: A Novel by Robert Harris October 2007
Shutter Island Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane December 2008
The Secret in Their Eyes: A Novel Audiobook, by Eduardo Sacheri 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Secret in Their Eyes: A Novel by Eduardo Sacheri October 2008
Dermaphoria Audiobook, by Craig Clevenger 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dermaphoria by Craig Clevenger August 2009
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie September 2013
Cold in July Audiobook, by Joe R. Lansdale 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Cold in July by Joe R. Lansdale July 2014
Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel Audiobook, by Dennis Lehane 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gone, Baby, Gone: A Novel by Dennis Lehane September 2011
Drive Audiobook, by James Sallis 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drive by James Sallis September 2007
The Killer inside Me Audiobook, by Jim Thompson 2.99951409135083 out of 52.99951409135083 out of 52.99951409135083 out of 52.99951409135083 out of 52.99951409135083 out of 5 The Killer inside Me by Jim Thompson November 2011
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