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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Outlander Audiobook, by Diana Gabaldon 4.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 54.3453125 out of 5 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon June 1991
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
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Audiobook, by Laura Hillenbrand 4.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 54.00000520348791 out of 5 Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand November 2010
Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 53.00004550733196 out of 5 Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
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
Meg: Hell’s Aquarium Audiobook, by Steve Alten 4.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 54.83 out of 5 Meg: Hell’s Aquarium by Steve Alten December 2016
Call Me by Your Name: A Novel Audiobook, by André Aciman 4.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 54.56 out of 5 Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by André Aciman October 2017
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
Red Rising Audiobook, by Pierce Brown 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Red Rising by Pierce Brown January 2014
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
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
Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 53.00004491739283 out of 5 Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
The Lucky One Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 5 The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks September 2008
Into the Wild Audiobook, by Jon Krakauer 3.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 53.92384615384615 out of 5 Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer August 2007
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
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 Other Boleyn Girl Audiobook, by Philippa Gregory 3.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 53.00000855435652 out of 5 The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory March 2011
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
Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Audiobook, by E. L. James 3.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 53.00013816682365 out of 5 Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James April 2012
Dear John Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3.00001086436921 out of 53.00001086436921 out of 53.00001086436921 out of 53.00001086436921 out of 53.00001086436921 out of 5 Dear John by Nicholas Sparks October 2006
Nights in Rodanthe Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks November 2005
A Walk to Remember Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 4.00000461280145 out of 54.00000461280145 out of 54.00000461280145 out of 54.00000461280145 out of 54.00000461280145 out of 5 A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks October 2014
The Danish Girl Audiobook, by David Ebershoff 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff April 2012
The Time Travelers Wife Audiobook, by Audrey Niffenegger 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger April 2015
Significance Audiobook, by Shelly Crane 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Significance by Shelly Crane December 2013
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 Notebook Audiobook, by Nicholas Sparks 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks August 2005
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