A Deadly Wandering

A Deadly Wandering

A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062350756
0062350757
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Berman, Fred
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Feb 02, 2015

An excellent book that made all other drivers scarier to me than they already were - not a simple task. I highly recommend listening to or reading this book. It uses as its hook the story of a young man who was texting while driving and killed two people because he wasn't paying attention. But there is also a great deal of science woven in, focusing on one researcher who studies distraction and attention. Very interesting and HIGHLY recommended for parents whose children may reach driving age soon.

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