- By Jacquelyn White
- Posted Monday, October 5, 2015
North Carolina Digital Library: Page to Screen VII
There are lots of beloved books getting the big-screen treatment in 2015 — like The Martian, Room, and Macbeth just to name a few. Many of these titles can be enjoyed as eBooks and audiobooks free, by visiting the North Carolina Digital Library powered by Overdrive.
The North Carolina Digital Library contains a collection of downloadable audiobooks, eBooks, video, and music for Library customers. Download titles to your PC or Mac computers; you can also download to many eReaders and portable smart devices like phones or tablets.
The North Carolina Digital Library is simple to navigate and can be accessed with an internet browser or the Overdrive Media Console App, a free download from your preferred app store. We also offer classes on getting started with the NCDL at many of our location, visit our Computer Training Bridge webpage to find the next class.
Not interested in movies? NCDL has a growing collection of fiction and nonfiction genres to browse and check out.
The Martian by Andy Weir
Of all the film adaptations coming out over the next few months, Room by Emma Donoghue
For five-year-old Jack, Room is his home. But for Ma, Room is the prison she’s been held captive in for the past seven years.
The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
When Highsmith’s novel was originally published (under a pseudonym) in 1952, it was heralded for its sensitive treatment of the lesbian relationship between young Therese and housewife Carol. The film stars Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett and is being released under the book’s alternate title.
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
This second installment of the Maze Runner series follows Thomas and the other Gladers as they attempt to cross – and survive – a burned out wasteland known as the Scorch.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The final film in the popular Hunger Games series hits theaters this November.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
If you are one of those readers who gets annoyed when anyone refers to the Monster as Frankenstein, you’ll be happy to know that the upcoming adaptation is titled Victor Frankenstein and stars James McAvoy as the title scientist with Daniel Radcliffe as his protégé Igor.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Something wicked this way comes in December in this film version that stars Michael Fassbender as the power hungry Scottish duke and Marion Cotillard as his equally ambitious wife.