A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel audiobook

A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention

By Matt Richtel
Read by Fred Berman

HarperAudio 9780062284068
12.51 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written book, Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption. In the wake of his experience, Reggie has become a leading advocate against “distracted driving.” Richtel interweaves Reggie’s story with cutting-edge scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains, proposing solid, practical, and actionable solutions to help manage this crisis individually and as a society. A propulsive read filled with fascinating, accessible detail, riveting narrative tension, and emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering explores one of the biggest questions of our time—what is all of our technology doing to us?—and provides unsettling and important answers and information we all need.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014

From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006.

In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written book, Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times, examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption.

In the wake of his experience, Reggie has become a leading advocate against “distracted driving.” Richtel interweaves Reggie’s story with cutting-edge scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains, proposing solid, practical, and actionable solutions to help manage this crisis individually and as a society.

A propulsive read filled with fascinating, accessible detail, riveting narrative tension, and emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering explores one of the biggest questions of our time—what is all of our technology doing to us?—and provides unsettling and important answers and information we all need.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Americans are addicted to their technology, putting us on a modern day collision course with very real consequences. Matt Richtel brilliantly tells the story of the aftermath of a deadly distracted driving crash. His portrait is riveting. I could not stop reading, and neither will you.” Ray LaHood, former US Secretary of Transportation
“Matt Richtel’s riveting book is narrative nonfiction at its finest…This book should be placed in every school and legislative chamber in the country.” Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah
“A portrait of our digital age that will deeply frighten you and cause you to reevaluate many common aspects of your ‘connected’ life…An extraordinarily important book that everyone—and I mean everyone—should read.” Douglas Preston, coauthor of The Monster of Florence
“A masterpiece of reporting, insight, and empathy…A beautiful, cautionary tale that reads like a novel, and that we disregard at our risk.” Robert Kurson, author of Shadow Divers
A Deadly Wandering is more than a page-turner. It’s a book that can save lives.” Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows

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Author Bio: Matt Richtel

Author Bio: Matt Richtel

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times technology journalist and a novelist. His first book, Hooked, was a critically acclaimed bestseller. His fiction, like his journalism, focuses on the impact of technology on how people live, behave, and love in the twenty-first century. He won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his series on distracted driving. He lives in San Francisco with his family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 12.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English