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Publisher's Summary

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Ann on 05-15-15

Required Reading

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Helena on 02-02-15

Easiest non-fiction read ever!

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.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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