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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A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One Audiobook, by George R. R. Martin 4.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 54.00001430409832 out of 5 A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One by George R. R. Martin August 2003
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
American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: Full Cast Production Audiobook, by Neil Gaiman 3.99999727918738 out of 53.99999727918738 out of 53.99999727918738 out of 53.99999727918738 out of 53.99999727918738 out of 5 American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: Full Cast Production by Neil Gaiman June 2011
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
Inferno: A Novel Audiobook, by Dan Brown 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 Inferno: A Novel by Dan Brown May 2013
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
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Audiobook, by Marcus Luttrell 4.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 54.00006966213863 out of 5 Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell May 2012
The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition Audiobook, by William Peter Blatty 3.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 53.99997158785165 out of 5 The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty October 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of Americas War in Afghanistan Audiobook, by Michael Hastings 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan by Michael Hastings January 2012
Annihilation Audiobook, by Jeff VanderMeer 3.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 53.11 out of 5 Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer February 2014
Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-Up Audiobook, by Leo Damore 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 Chappaquiddick: Power, Privilege, and the Ted Kennedy Cover-Up by Leo Damore April 2018
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
Eaters of the Dead Audiobook, by Michael Crichton 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton January 2016
Carrie (Movie Tie-in Edition): Now a Major Motion Picture Audiobook, by Stephen King 2.99998581540164 out of 52.99998581540164 out of 52.99998581540164 out of 52.99998581540164 out of 52.99998581540164 out of 5 Carrie (Movie Tie-in Edition): Now a Major Motion Picture by Stephen King August 2012
The Long Home Audiobook, by William Gay 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Long Home by William Gay September 2015
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 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
Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House Audiobook, by Valerie Plame Wilson 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House by Valerie Plame Wilson October 2007
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