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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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Audiobook, by John Carreyrou 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou May 2018
The Shack Audiobook, by William Paul Young 4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 The Shack by William Paul Young July 2013
Where the Red Fern Grows Audiobook, by Wilson Rawls 3.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 53.00004128222594 out of 5 Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls July 2000
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board Audiobook, by Bethany Hamilton 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton April 2011
Horse Soldiers: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers Audiobook, by Doug Stanton 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 Horse Soldiers: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton March 2011
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
12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers Audiobook, by Doug Stanton 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton May 2009
War Horse Audiobook, by Michael Morpurgo 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 War Horse by Michael Morpurgo July 2012
The Young Messiah (Movie tie-in) (originally published as Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt): A Novel Audiobook, by Anne Rice 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Young Messiah (Movie tie-in) (originally published as Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt): A Novel by Anne Rice November 2005
A Little in Love Audiobook, by Susan E. Fletcher 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 A Little in Love by Susan E. Fletcher August 2015
Seabiscuit: An American Legend Audiobook, by Laura Hillenbrand 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand November 2010
God’s Not Dead 2 Audiobook, by Travis Thrasher 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 God’s Not Dead 2 by Travis Thrasher March 2016
The Scarlet Letter, with eBook Audiobook, by Nathaniel Hawthorne 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Scarlet Letter, with eBook by Nathaniel Hawthorne August 2008
The Secret Garden Audiobook, by Frances Hodgson Burnett 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett July 2008
Concussion (Movie Tie-in Edition) Audiobook, by Jeanne Marie Laskas 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Concussion (Movie Tie-in Edition) by Jeanne Marie Laskas November 2015
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