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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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
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 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
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Lifes Greatest Lesson Audiobook, by Mitch Albom 3.00002809118121 out of 53.00002809118121 out of 53.00002809118121 out of 53.00002809118121 out of 53.00002809118121 out of 5 Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom June 2004
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
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
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 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 Dangerous Book for Boys Audiobook, by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden 4.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 54.0003367003367 out of 5 The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden July 2007
The Neverending Story Audiobook, by Michael Ende 3.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 53.99997640463392 out of 5 The Neverending Story by Michael Ende March 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
Bridge to Terabithia Audiobook, by Katherine Paterson 3.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 53.36363636363636 out of 5 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson August 2009
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
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
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
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
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
Blood and Chocolate Audiobook, by Annette Curtis Klause 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause August 1997
Beautiful Creatures Audiobook, by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl December 2009
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
Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing Audiobook, by Christy Wilson Beam 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing by Christy Wilson Beam April 2015
The True Meaning of Smekday Audiobook, by Adam Rex 4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex April 2010
The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember Audiobook, by Jeanne DuPrau 3.0000197257409 out of 53.0000197257409 out of 53.0000197257409 out of 53.0000197257409 out of 53.0000197257409 out of 5 The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau May 2004
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