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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The Husbands Secret Audiobook, by Liane Moriarty 4.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 54.78 out of 5 The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty July 2013
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
Wonder Audiobook, by R. J. Palacio 4.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 54.00006400877835 out of 5 Wonder by R. J. Palacio February 2012
Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel Audiobook, by Lee Child 3.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 53.99998608792432 out of 5 Jack Reacher: One Shot: A Novel by Lee Child August 2014
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
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Audiobook, by Anthony Doerr 4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr May 2014
Sharp Objects: A Novel Audiobook, by Gillian Flynn 3.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 53.00005009267144 out of 5 Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn September 2006
Lord of the Flies Audiobook, by William Golding 3.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 53.0000062819628 out of 5 Lord of the Flies by William Golding November 2002
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
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 Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh Audiobook, by A. A. Milne 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 The Collected Stories of Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne June 2013
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
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War Audiobook, by Max Brooks 3.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 53.99996361684904 out of 5 World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks September 2006
Point of Impact Audiobook, by Stephen Hunter 4.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter January 2007
The Witches of Eastwick: A Novel Audiobook, by John Updike 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Witches of Eastwick: A Novel by John Updike October 2008
The Stand Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 54.00003850779902 out of 5 The Stand by Stephen King February 2012
Water for Elephants Audiobook, by Sara Gruen 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen May 2006
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
Eclipse Audiobook, by Stephenie Meyer 3.00000183006284 out of 53.00000183006284 out of 53.00000183006284 out of 53.00000183006284 out of 53.00000183006284 out of 5 Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer August 2007
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
The Fellowship of the Ring Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 54.00000539592269 out of 5 The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
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
The Two Towers Audiobook, by J. R. R. Tolkien 4.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 54.00014967121405 out of 5 The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien October 2012
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Audiobook, by Agatha Christie 4.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 54.27352941176471 out of 5 Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie September 2013
It Audiobook, by Stephen King 4.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 54.27885245901639 out of 5 It by Stephen King January 2016
Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Audiobook, by Stephen King 3.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 53.84055555555556 out of 5 Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King January 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 Girl in the Spiders Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larssons Millennium Series Audiobook, by David Lagercrantz 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz September 2015
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