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    • 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
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    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.

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    • Required Reading

    • By Ann on 05-15-15

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    • Dead on Arrival

    • A Novel
    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An airplane lands at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town. Onboard, Dr. Lyle Martin, a world-class infectious disease specialist, is brusquely awakened to shocking news: Everyone not on the plane appears to be dead. A lethal new kind of virus may have surfaced, threatening our survival, and now Martin - one of the most sought after virologists on the planet until his career took a precipitous slide - is at the center of the investigation.

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

    • By Debra on 08-04-18

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    • A Convenient Truth About E-Commerce

    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "A Convenient Truth About E-Commerce" is from the Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Richtel and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Trump's Immigration Plan: Big Promises, Bigger Doubts

    • By: Julia Preston, Alan Rappeport, Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Trump's Immigration Plan: Big Promises, Bigger Doubts" is from the May 19, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Julia Preston, Alan Rappeport and Matt Richtel and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • San Francisco, 'the Silicon Valley of Recycling'

    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "San Francisco, 'the Silicon Valley of Recycling'" is from the March 25, 2016 Tech News section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Richtel and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs With Smartphones?

    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: U.S. teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol.

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    • Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs with Smartphones?

    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Amid an opioid epidemic, the rise of deadly synthetic drugs and the widening legalization of marijuana, a curious bright spot has emerged in the youth drug culture: U.S. teenagers are growing less likely to try or regularly use drugs, including alcohol.

    "Are Teenagers Replacing Drugs with Smartphones?" is from the April 13, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Richtel and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Borrowing from an Old Playbook to Fight Texting at the Wheel

    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Borrowing from an Old Playbook to Fight Texting at the Wheel" is from the April 27, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Richtel and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • More Than 10 Percent of World’s Population Is Obese, Study Finds

    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    More than 10 percent of the world’s population is now obese, a marked rise over the last 30 years that is leading to widespread health problems and millions of premature deaths, according to a new study, the most comprehensive research done on the subject.

    "More Than 10 Percent of World’s Population Is Obese, Study Finds" is from the June 12, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Richtel and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

    • By: Andrew Jacobs, Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Children’s squeals rang through the muggy morning air as a woman pushed a gleaming white cart along pitted, trash-strewn streets. She was making deliveries to some of the poorest households in this seaside city, bringing pudding, cookies and other packaged foods to customers on her sales route.

    "How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food" is from the September 16, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Andrew Jacobs and Matt Richtel and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Despite Roadblocks for Tesla, Elon Musk Is Moving Full Speed Ahead

    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Despite Roadblocks for Tesla, Elon Musk Is Moving Full Speed Ahead" is from the July 24, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Richtel and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Use of E-Cigarettes by Young People Is Major Concern, Surgeon General Declares

    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Use of E-Cigarettes by Young People Is Major Concern, Surgeon General Declares" is from the December 08, 2016 Health section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Richtel and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Hooked

    • A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions
    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. Nat believes that the handwriting on the lifesaving note belongs to his deceased girlfriend, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist he has been obsessively mourning. And so begins a fevered quest to solve the mystery of his lost love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • 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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    • A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions
    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Jason Singer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
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    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. Nat believes that the handwriting on the lifesaving note belongs to his deceased girlfriend, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist he has been obsessively mourning. And so begins a fevered quest to solve the mystery of his lost love.

    • A Thriller About Love and Other Addictions
    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Jason Singer
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 05-24-07
    • 3 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $17.09

    • Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.

    • By: Dionne Searcey, Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
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    After finishing high school a decade ago, Daniel Awaitey enrolled in computer courses, dropped out to work in a hotel, then settled into a well-paying job in the booming oil sector here.

    "Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC." is from the October 01, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Dionne Searcey and Matt Richtel and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • To Save Its Endangered Salmon, California Turns to the Genetic Matchmaker

    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "To Save Its Endangered Salmon, California Turns to the Genetic Matchmaker" is from the Food section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Richtel and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants

    • By: Thomas Fuller, Anahad O’connor, Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Over the past three decades, this increasingly prosperous nation has become the fattest country in Asia, with nearly half the adult population now overweight or obese. Several years ago, Dr. Tee E Siong, Malaysia’s leading nutrition expert, decided to act, organizing a far-reaching study of local diets and lifestyle habits.

    "In Asia’s Fattest Country, Nutritionists Take Money From Food Giants" is from the December 22, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Thomas Fuller, Anahad O'Connor and Matt Richtel and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.

    • By: Andrew Jacobs, Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Their organization, Educar Consumidores, backed a proposed 20 percent tax on sugary drinks. The group had warned consumers in an ad how sugar-laden beverages can lead to obesity and diet-related illnesses like diabetes. The backlash was fierce.

    "She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced." is from the November 13, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Andrew Jacobs and Matt Richtel and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • It's No Accident: Advocates Want to Speak of Car 'Crashes' Instead

    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "It's No Accident: Advocates Want to Speak of Car 'Crashes' Instead" is from the May 22, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Richtel and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Can Pot Help Addicts?

    • By: Matt Richtel
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A small but growing number of pain doctors and addiction specialists are overseeing the use of marijuana as a substitute for more potent and dangerous drugs.

    "Can Pot Help Addicts?" is from the March 27, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Richtel and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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