I was shelving and listening to a legal podcast when I came upon an interesting series of spy thrillers by Stella Rimington. I paused my podcast, looked over the books, and saw that the first in the somewhat acclaimed series was called At Risk.
"This sounds like something worth trying." I thought. I checked some reviews. I decided I would like to read it right away.
But I was shelving. I couldn't read anything.
I needed someone to read it to me.
So I looked up the book At Risk on Libby, the library ebook app. An audiobook of it was available!
In a matter of seconds I downloaded it and could listen to it.
I could not help reflecting upon the wonder of this. In a matter of a minute or two I went from having no clue about a book, to wanting to read it, to having a trained, professional actor reading it to me perfectly in my earbud! It was absolutely amazing!
I mean, the technology was amazing.
I hated the book.