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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I found the book enjoyable but I wasn't too bothered about the last 12 or so chapters of the pipe music. I had previously identified on Audible which version of the book that I needed to get in order to avoid having to endure this, but unfortunately because I have an Apple device I needed to purchase on the Amazon site, which does not distinguish between versions, so I picked the wrong one. Great book otherwise!
The performers determination to perform this text in an asian sounding voice (he is not asian) is unintentionally funny and often detracts from the serious and interesting source material. I'd thoroughly recommend reading the book, but this performer doesn't appreciate the thoughtful and philosophical nature of the text.
The narrator's style.
He performs with a stereotypical Japanese accent and cadence, despite not being Japanese. It was distracting.
A great piece of literature hindered by distracting narration.
"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.
"A timeless classic with Fabulous narration"
I loved the performance. Felt like I was sitting at the feet of the master himself.
the points are valid regardless of format.
the detail of approach and mind sets that benefit you on the path of life.
poor attempts of a Japanese accent that is so think at first its a little distracting. but soon after 15mins he clearly struggles to keep the act up and I found my self not so distracted by his accents.
It takes deliberate practice and will to attain expertise/genius/mastery, but once you know the way, you will see it in all things.
the book details wonderfully why he feels this is the case.
hear or read it. but then leave it a few days and do it again. you'll be surprised how many level his teachings have to them. re-reading with fresh eyes/ears
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