Autumn Lightning

  • by Dave Lowry
  • Narrated by Brian Nishii
  • 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dave Lowry juxtaposes his singular experience as an adept student of kenjutsu (the art of swordsmanship) under a Japanese teacher in St. Louis with a riveting account of the samurai tradition in Japan. Intertwining tales of the masters with reflections on his own apprenticeship in the samurai's arts, he reveals in their time-honored methods a way of life with profound relevance to modern times.
The result is a fascinating, singular autobiography. Lowry captures the sense of wonder and mystery that makes martial arts compelling to so many practitioners. Even those who do not practice martial arts will delight in this unusual coming-of-age story.


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Fantastic insight

Great story, well written and well read. The information is unique - at least in the western world. Not many had the opportunity to learn what the author has learned, not only the martial art singularity, but also the background story. Of those who have the knowledge, few share it - why this is such a unique source of information.
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- Gvido

Easy listening.

Relaxing, easy listen. Well written, well narrated. interesting mix of personal story and history. Very good.
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- Larry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-26-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios