A Book of Five Rings: The Strategy of Musashi

  • by Miyamoto Musashi
  • Narrated by Jim Donaldson
  • 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is legendary 17th century swordsman Miyamoto Musashi’s exposition of sword fighting, strategy, and Zen philosophy. Required listening for any martial artist, business person, or student of strategy, this audiobook includes the one hour Zen inspired soundtrack, The Mysterious Sound of Wind in the Bamboo, performed on authentic Japanese instruments.


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Customer Reviews

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Offensive Narration

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator's style.

What didn’t you like about Jim Donaldson’s performance?

He performs with a stereotypical Japanese accent and cadence, despite not being Japanese. It was distracting.

Any additional comments?

A great piece of literature hindered by distracting narration.

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- Mike

White washed narrator

The book is written by a Japanese Samurai from the 17th century. Yet the author was clearly was man of European ancestry doing a very thick accent.

The book itself was very enjoyable. But it took me a long time to get over the weird accent.
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- Michael "My goal is to read 52 books in 1 year! I read 33 last year!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-16-2012
  • Publisher: Trout Lake Media