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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Ready Player One Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 54.00017172353873 out of 5 Ready Player One by Ernest Cline August 2011
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 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
Meg: Generations Audiobook, by Steve Alten 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Meg: Generations by Steve Alten July 2018
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
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
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
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl July 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
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Audiobook, by Nelson Mandela 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela July 2011
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
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
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
Fight Club Audiobook, by Chuck Palahniuk 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk November 2013
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 Long Way Down Audiobook, by Nick Hornby 3.00002758925123 out of 53.00002758925123 out of 53.00002758925123 out of 53.00002758925123 out of 53.00002758925123 out of 5 A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby June 2005
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
Catching Fire Audiobook, by Suzanne Collins 4.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 54.00000108992538 out of 5 Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins July 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
Armada: A Novel Audiobook, by Ernest Cline 4.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 54.89 out of 5 Armada: A Novel by Ernest Cline July 2015
The Girl With All the Gifts Audiobook, by M. R. Carey 4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey June 2014
Coraline Audiobook, by Neil Gaiman 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coraline by Neil Gaiman November 2003
James and the Giant Peach Audiobook, by Roald Dahl 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl July 2013
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole: Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Books One, Two, and Three Audiobook, by Kathryn Lasky 3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole: Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Books One, Two, and Three by Kathryn Lasky July 2010
How to Train Your Dragon Audiobook, by Cressida Cowell 3.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 53.00028328611898 out of 5 How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell December 2013
More About Paddington Audiobook, by Michael Bond 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 More About Paddington by Michael Bond June 2007
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