Listen to A Book of Five Rings Audiobook by Miyamoto Musashi, narrated by Alan Munro. Start by marking “MIYAMOTO MUSASHI: GO RIN NO SHO (THE BOOK OF FIVE RINGS) - AUDIOBOOK” as Want to Read: Want to Read. It's Japan's answer to the Harvard MBA. Written over three centuries ago by a Samurai warrior, A Book of Five Rings has been hailed as a limitless source of.
- A Book of Five Rings
- See a Problem?
- Listeners Also Bought
- People who bought this also bought...
- The Book of Five Rings
- Publisher Description
- MIYAMOTO MUSASHI: GO RIN NO SHO (THE BOOK OF FIVE RINGS) - AUDIOBOOK
A Book of Five Rings
Cancel anytime. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi. The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman.
Miyamoto Musashi becomes a reluctant hero to a host of people whose lives he has touched and by whom he has been touched. Inevitably, he has to pit his skill against the naked blade of his greatest rival.
See a Problem?
Think of The War of Art as tough love SinceThe War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "resistance"; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us. Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.
Are you stuck? That's the word that comes to mind when I think about the transition from blue belt to purple belt.
For reasons that I can't quite work out, when I came to the later stages of being a blue belt I felt confused and lost in my game.
Listeners Also Bought
Trying to put all the pieces together seemed like a task too far and quitting looked like an option, after all, most guys my age are hitting the golf course or surfing not rolling on the floor with sweat soaked people. Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of listeners throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society.
An intellectual detective story, this unique history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain. The 13 chapters of The Art of Wareach devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu.
In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words. The Devil comes to Moscow, but he isn't all bad; Pontius Pilate sentences a charismatic leader to his death, but yearns for redemption; and a writer tries to destroy his greatest tale, but discovers that manuscripts don't burn.
Multi-layered and entrancing, blending sharp satire with glorious fantasy, The Master and Margarita is ceaselessly inventive and profoundly moving. In its imaginative freedom and raising of eternal human concerns, it is one of the world's great novels.
Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership - at every level - is the most important thing on the battlefield.
Now they teach these same leadership principles to companies throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams. Written by the 17th-century Zen master Takuan SohoThe Unfettered Mind is a book of advice on swordsmanship and the cultivation of right mind and intention.
It was written as a guide for the samurai Yagyu Munenori, who was a great swordsman and rival to the legendary Miyamoto Musashi. Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc's life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn't swim.
But what was the most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who called himself the "King of the Jungle". When Marc's mother tells him that his uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can't wait. And Uncle Jake has a plan. The concluding volume of the Fingerprints of the Gods trilogy. Could shattering secrets about the deep past of humanity await discovery in North America? Until very recently there was almost universal agreement amongst scientists that human beings first entered the Americas from Siberia around 13, years ago by walking into Alaska across the Bering landbridge.
Thanks to scientific advances, and to archaeological and geological discoveries, we now know that the Americas were populated by humans for tens of thousands of years before the previously accepted date. This is a collection of intimate and sometimes shocking conversations about motivation with 12 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts.
The end result is 12 fascinating and unexpected stories about overcoming adversity and achieving success in life and Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu has often been used as a metaphor of life, but you can replace Jiu-Jitsu with any sport, business or ambitious pursuit - the lessons are universal. What drives ambitious people is often shaped by our subconscious mind.
We are not always aware of the influences driving our behavior, but you will discover underlying themes. Setting down his thoughts on swordplay, on winning, and on spirituality, legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi intended this modest work as a guide for his immediate disciples and future generations of samurai. He had little idea he was penning a masterpiece that would be eagerly devoured by people in all walks of life centuries after his death.
Musashi's timeless advice on defeating an adversary, throwing an opponent off-guard, creating confusion, and other techniques for overpowering an assailant was addressed to readers of earlier times on the battlefield and now serves the modern listener in the battle of life. In this new rendering by the translator of Hagakure and The Unfettered MindWilliam Scott Wilson adheres rigorously to the 17th-century Japanese text and clarifies points of ambiguity in earlier translations.
In addition, he offers an extensive introduction and a translation of Musashi's rarely published The Way of Walking Alone. Really enjoyed this book.
People who bought this also bought...
The narration was good, especially considering its a translation, and the story is very interesting. This book undoubtedly contains deep ancient wisdom of approaches to combat and swordsmanship which can be difficult to follow at times, or to decipher what is being suggested.
I came away thinking it would be far better to read the book in the traditional manner as I'm sure it would provide visual demonstrations of the concepts being discussed. One phrase I will undoubtedly take away from this book is "You should practice this thoroughly" as it is repeated to the extent of being a little irritating; to me at least.
A great book if you want to learn more of the individual and how he thought of martial arts. If you could sum up The Book of Five Rings in three words, what would they be?
The Book of Five Rings
What did you like best about this story? If you are not a martial artist or have little interest in the martial arts this is not for you. However, every martial artist will find a mind set and pattern that should be all to familiar to them.
The authors instruction is simple but direct without any subtle backgrounds that you have to try and fathom.
Whilst the exact details focus very specifically on Musashi's own sword style the message being put across is applicable to all martial arts Which character — as performed by Scott Brick — was your favourite? There is only one character. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? Any additional comments? The initial introduction is a little long and drawn out in my opinion and seems to last longer than the actual book itself.
I personally enjoyed the narrators voice as it added to the age of the book putting it in context to the time of it's writing. Narrated by: Scott Brick. Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins.
Categories: BusinessCareer Skills. People who bought this also bought Publisher's Summary Setting down his thoughts on swordplay, on winning, and on spirituality, legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi intended this modest work as a guide for his immediate disciples and future generations of samurai. Narrator Dune Into the Fire Treasure.
MIYAMOTO MUSASHI: GO RIN NO SHO (THE BOOK OF FIVE RINGS) - AUDIOBOOK
What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.
Amazon Reviews. No Reviews are Available. Sort by:. Most Helpful Most Recent. Filter by:. All stars 5 star only 4 star only 3 star only 2 star only 1 star only. Mr R A Nitman Interesting listen Really enjoyed this book. Andrew Hammond Ancient wisdom This book undoubtedly contains deep ancient wisdom of approaches to combat and swordsmanship which can be difficult to follow at times, or to decipher what is being suggested.
Daniel Hudson Great Martial artist book A great book if you want to learn more of the individual and how he thought of martial arts. Amazon Customer Steve Classic book for martial artists If you could sum up The Book of Five Rings in three words, what would they be? There is only one character Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? Best True Crime Audiobooks Do you enjoy murder mysteries or chilling criminal escapades? The best true crime audiobooks will have you on the edge of your seat.