The First Rule of Ten : Tenzing Norbu Mysteries

  • by Gay Hendricks, Tinker Lindsay
  • Narrated by Jeremy Arthur
  • Series: Tenzing Norbu Mysteries
  • 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Don't ignore intuitive tickles lest they reappear as sledgehammers." That's the first rule of Ten. Tenzing Norbu ("Ten" for short) - ex-monk and soon-to-be ex-cop - is a protagonist unique to our times. In The First Rule of Ten, the first installment in a three-book detective series, we meet this spiritual warrior who is singularly equipped, if not occasionally ill-equipped, as he takes on his first case as a private investigator in Los Angeles.
Growing up in a Tibetan Monastery, Ten dreamed of becoming a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. So when he was sent to Los Angeles to teach meditation, he joined the LAPD instead. But as the Buddha says, change is inevitable; and 10 years later, everything is about to change-big-time-for Ten. One resignation from the police force, two bullet-wounds, three suspicious deaths, and a beautiful woman later, he quickly learns that whenever he breaks his first rule, mayhem follows.
Set in the modern-day streets and canyons of Los Angeles, The First Rule of Ten is at turns humorous, insightful, and riveting - a gripping mystery as well as a reflective, character-driven story with intriguing life-lessons for us all.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Stellar wordsmith

There were so many phrases that I rewound to re-hear. Some were profound, some funny, some just plain clever as hell.
It kept my attention and I cared deeply about the character… and his cat.
Can't wait to listen to them all. Highly recommend and would love to see this as a series on TV!
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- Ronelle Wood

Entertaining and Educating

Would you listen to The First Rule of Ten again? Why?

Yes, definitely. The book is sprinkled with Buddhist Philosophy/Wisdom that is told through the story and also through Ten's thoughts. Very effective.

What does Jeremy Arthur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narration was perfect, not a single distraction from the message.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was brought to (happy) tears many times throughout the book. Listen and you will shed a few tears also.

Any additional comments?

I absolutely loved the book. I didn't want it to end, so I'm going to download Ten's 2'nd rule now

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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-22-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios