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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,522 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Louv Narrator: Jonathan Hogan Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781428199279
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New York Times and Washington Post contributor Richard Louv is the widely respected author of seven previous books. In Last Child in the Woods, Louv illustrates how the alienation of today's children from nature can lead to a host of childhood disorders-and he offers effective methods for healing this rift. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Wilks | 2/17/2014

    " Very interesting book. All kids need to spend more time in nature! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/14/2014

    " My most beloved parenting book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 2/14/2014

    " Really interesting. Gave me a lot to think about. I'd love to discuss this with other people who've read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susie | 2/14/2014

    " Excellent book that gives adults a great deal to think about when parenting children today. The end of the book provides extensive resources to get your family OUT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 2/10/2014

    " Liked this a lot! Many good things to think about, although I skimmed the middle a bit because I felt like I was already on board and didn't need any more convincing. I appreciated the suggestions in the back also, since most of what I highlighted throughout were ideas and ways I can improve experiencing nature at our house. I sort of wish we had our own forest in the backyard and I definitely want a treehouse!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilly | 1/31/2014

    " This book challenged me to simply enjoy outside more on the weekends as an adult, and I noticed a major change in my disposition. Eager to follow up this read with "The Nature Principle." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Nolan | 1/16/2014

    " I loved this book. Louv comes up with a "disorder" to describe how kids are growing up with technology overload at the expense of playing outdoors and as a result, will become adults with no connection to nature. There are so many common sense observations and truths in this book. It made me remember the value of encouraging your kids to explore, create, and get dirty...and put down the wii remote! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anastasia | 12/29/2013

    " This book is better than the number of stars I gave it. I think his main point-- that kids need to be in nature a lot more than they currently are-- is accurate and worth thinking about. Louv tries to make this case using just about every argument he can think of, which may or may not appeal to any particular reader. The religious arguments didn't move me, nor did the overly romanticized images and experiences of nature. But I did find compelling his discussion of environemtal benefits (and he's right on that organized environmentalists need to include kids and parents in their movements) and nature's positive effects on kids who suffer ADHD, depression, or autism. Folks who read and enjoyed Deep Economy by Bill McKibeen and/or Living Simply With Children by Marie Sherlock will find similar ideas explored here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pilar | 12/29/2013

    " Esxcellent. Really makes me think about how we are raising out children. Also makes me think about how I could have a more positive influence on the community "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/15/2013

    " Fall 2008 Wellness "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 11/24/2013

    " I think this is really important and I enjoyed that it was written through anecdotes and interviews mostly. Wish he would've mentioned land trusts' work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aefwhitehead | 5/1/2013

    " The author had some good points, and there is truth in much of what he says. The book was a little redundant, in the latter chapters I felt like he was just repeating the same thing just with different words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 2/3/2013

    " It was a very interesting topic, although the author is rather redundant in his examples. I think this is so, so important to integrate into everyone's lives!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 9/15/2012

    " i really liked and agreed with the whole concept of this book, however, i found it to be unnecessarily redundant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ali Baylor | 7/8/2012

    " Great look at the "de-evolution" of our society, and our children, based on the fact that we are so disconnected from nature. Explains how important it is for children to be exposed to natural environments, for psychological, creative, and intellectual growth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 3/22/2012

    " I already know that this should be required reading.....before its too late.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cortney Kittridge | 5/24/2011

    " This is a great book for any parent or teacher, not just science teachers. Wonderful research on the importance of getting children outside to learn put into language that was easy to understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/15/2011

    " I know we keep our kids under a more watchful eye, to protect them from the "changing times", but do they get to play outside enough? This books dives into the importance of nature, downtime and exploration in the development of our children and our future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 5/14/2011

    " Not really a book to sit down and read for pleasure, but I do have a renewed ambition to let my children experience the outdoors. There were some great things to think about in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 4/14/2011

    " The school age children in my building now are totally disconnected from nature "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 4/10/2011

    " More philosophical than practical, but still worth reading. Reinforced what I was already raised to believe (in unintentionally) - that outdoor play is valuable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 3/23/2011

    " interesting read, makes a strong argument for increasing time outside for kids (something i've always believed in), it reads more like a book on louv's beliefs than anything else, although he does offer some research here and there to make his point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 3/15/2011

    " Inspiring at first, and then starts feeling redundant. I didn't finish. But I liked the message. "

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About the Narrator

Jonathan Hogan is a stage, television, and film actor. He has appeared in several episodes of Law & Order, as well as One Life to Live, As the World Turns, and Ryan’s Hope. In 1985 his performance in the play As Is earned him a Tony Award nomination.