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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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.
"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.
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.
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