Matt Richtel
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Matt Richtel

Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and bestselling writer of mysteries and thrillers. His books are fast-paced, character-centered stories in which things are not always as they seem. The backdrop for the books is the modern world. Technology is everywhere. Everything moves at lightning speed, from conspiracy, to love, business, and violence. Technology is our slave. Or has it become our dark master?

The books relate to Matt's journalism. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for a series of stories on distracted driving. The next year, he wrote an acclaimed series for the New York Times called "Your Brain On Computers" exploring how heavy technology use impacts our behavior and our brains.

Matt lives with his family in San Francisco. He writes from an office with a window that looks onto the former house of baseball legend Willie Mays. He -- Matt, not Willie -- is an avid tennis player, takes pride in making guacamole and coffee, and writes the occasional song.

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Best Sellers

    • A Deadly Wandering

    • A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention
    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    An ordinary Utah college student named Reggie Shaw fatally strikes two rocket scientists while texting and driving....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required Reading

    • By Ann on 05-15-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Dead on Arrival

    • A Novel
    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 46

    An airplane lands at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town. Onboard, Dr. Lyle Martin is brusquely awakened to shocking news: Everyone not on the plane appears to be dead....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Was this actually written by an adult?

    • By Debra on 08-04-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Hooked

    • A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions
    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    When medical journalist Nat Idle narrowly survives an explosion in an Internet cafe after receiving a mysterious note warning him to leave immediately, he becomes enmeshed in the most dangerous assignment of his life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • correction

    • By R. Henderson on 03-28-08
    • A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions
    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 05-18-07
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 41 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

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