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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Louv Narrator: Rick Adamson Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781611742886
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The author of the bestselling Last Child in the Woods shows why adults should live a nature-centered existence. He shows how tapping into the restorative powers of the natural world can boost mental acuity and creativity, promote wellness, and ultim Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/16/2014

    " This is an extremely "readable" book, even for someone who doesn't have a background in science or nature. Louv has a lot of really good suggestions for changes at a national level but there are plenty of things you can do in your own life that will make a difference for yourself and for the future of our world. Anyone who is interested in getting back into touch with nature should read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Salam | 2/1/2014

    " Louv develops his arguments from "Last Children in the Woods" (and if you read one of his books, that's the one), asserting that Nature Deficit Disorder afflicts everyone and lies at the root of many social and environmental problems. He pushes for social networking as a means to remedy this situation from the family and neighborhood level. Thr issue is profoundly important and yet I found the book kind of redundant after awhile and, like many non-fiction books, could have been done more effectively as a magazine essay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lartemis | 1/31/2014

    " Richard Louv is coming to the Fox Cities Book Festival this month. Our book group is discussion this book and I will go hear him speak. I read his Last Child in the Woods in its entirety and portions of this book. He makes good points, but could write it in many fewer words. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 1/29/2014

    " The topic is right up my alley, but the writing isn't great. And many things were similar to Last Child in the Woods. Still, it is important to know this stuff as it relates to my field. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 1/28/2014

    " Until the end of the book, when Louv spends far too many pages re-stating what he'd already illustrated in the book (have I mentioned before that I hate summaries in most books?), this book is an engaging read and provides so many new avenues for me to consider for jobs, places to live, things to think about when I'm cooped inside--or outside on a hike. Louv uses a combination of personal anecdotes and research, which makes the book more approachable, and encourages the idea that adults could and should be out in nature more often--a principle I agree with, but I would also love to know more of what the other side thinks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 1/27/2014

    " Some good points, just not my cup of tea and seemed somewhat repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy | 1/24/2014

    " So good. Raises a lot of questions about the role green spaces have in the future. The focus on how adults are in need of these spaces is especially intriguing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen Satterfield | 1/24/2014

    " This book skims ideas but doesn't delve into any of them deeply. I was disappointed in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/19/2014

    " The topic is timely and well researched but the writing is less than great. Liked the writing in Last Child in the Woods much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/4/2014

    " This was a skim for me, as I much preferred his "Last Child in the Woods." The most interesting fact I took from the book is that Riverside County is the most bio-diverse county in the nation, San Diego second most. We have no excuse to get out and explore! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna Fletcher | 11/24/2013

    " Great book about our connection and need for nature as humans. I will think about this for some time to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 11/17/2013

    " A refreshing approach to a new land ethic that integrates people with the natural world. I appreciated the positive outlook for the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 11/10/2013

    " Both encouraging and depressing simultaneously... but makes me want to go outside, camp more, and donate to the Nature Conservancy. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 9/12/2013

    " I wanted to like this more than I did... I alternated between "I already know this", "the evidence he uses is not convincing / too anecdotal for my tastes", and "this isn't even addressing the chapter title". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 9/6/2013

    " I think the authors of this book should be put in charge of the EPA, the FDA, and any other federal environmental regulating divisions. They are geniuses! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 8/23/2013

    " More good stuff from Louv "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachelle | 5/29/2013

    " Didn't really finish. But came close enough that I'm going to give myself credit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 4/13/2013

    " Preaching to the choir, will have to redouble efforts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolly | 9/20/2012

    " Good follow up to Last Child in the Woods. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ej | 9/13/2012

    " It worried me that an author had to write a book about something so basic and obvious. Does this mean, it is not basic and obvious to most people? I really hope that I am wrong - but if so, I hope many many people read this book and follow his recommendations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Tuplin | 3/15/2012

    " I agree with his hypothesis, but the book was a bit "study dense". I do, however, notice differences in myself when I have been lost to nature for a period, and similar positive changes when I have the chance to reconnect, particularly in solitude. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 10/22/2011

    " Richard has some interesting thoughts about what we can do to get back in touch with nature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 5/22/2011

    " More good stuff from Louv "

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

    " Great book for anyone that supports the environment. Quick and interesting read. "

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About the Narrator

Rick Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’ experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen. His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the ensemble narration of Rough Water.