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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.

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.

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  • “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

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014
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