An ordinary Utah college student named Reggie Shaw fatally strikes two rocket scientists while texting and driving. Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Matt Richtel follows Reggie from the moment of the tragedy, through the police investigation, the state's groundbreaking prosecution, and ultimately, Reggie's wrenching admission of responsibility. Richtel parallels Reggie's journey with leading-edge scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains.
Remarkably, today Reggie is a leading advocate who has helped spark a national effort targeting distracted driving, and the arc of his story provides a window through which Richtel pursues actionable solutions to help manage this crisis individually and as a society. A propulsive listen filled with fascinating scientific detail, riveting narrative tension, and rare emotional depth, A Deadly Wandering is an audiobook that can change - and save - lives.
©2014 Matthew Richtel (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
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This book, written by Matt Richtel, is based on his own groundbreaking articles about driving and cell phone use, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. He effectively combines a true story of tragedy and its costs to everyone involved with technical neuroscience information without getting heavy handed with either. Excellent audiobook and narration. Should be required reading in every high school across the country and perhaps every college.
Help! I can't stop buying audiobooks!
A well-woven narrative of the many people and stories that became intertwined on the day of Reggie Shaw's fateful accident. Not to be missed.
Fascinating story backed up with compelling evidence. Powerful enough to convince me to make a change. My phone will be turned off in the car.
This book is a true story of tragedy that will ultimately be a huge positive in the life of all who take the time to read it! It changed my own foolish belief that I could safely handle a phone while driving. Therefore, it may have saved my life too.
Not only is this book useful to our everyday lives; it is also a riveting read that you don't want to put down!
loved it over the eat we look at texting. or talking on the phone when driving.
Narrator. as amazing. I would recommend it to anyone great book get it
Exceptional book. . .couldn't put it down..everyone should read this and it should be required reading for school children and for new drivers before they can obtain their license to drive. The narrator was great..easy to listen too and used expression in his voice. DEFINATE 5 Stars.
Essential and excellent. A must read for everyone. I loved this book and it has changed how I look at technology.
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