Golf in the Kingdom

  • by Michael Murphy
  • Narrated by John Hannah
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hailed as a classic when it first appeared in 1972, Michael Murphy's novel combines an amiable Zen mysticism with what many consider the very mystical - and sometimes downright frustrating - sport of golf. At its center is the charming guru of the Scottish links, Shivas Irons, whose instruction is as pertinent in life as it is on the course. After a long wait, this shamanic golf pro reappeared for the follow-up novel, The Kingdom of Shivas Irons.

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What the Critics Say

"Murphy's book is going to alter many visions." (New York Times Book Review)
"[Murphy has] put a lot of fine thoughts together here, most gracefully, and the book should have a long and prosperous life." (Joseph Campbell)

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Golf philosophy

The lovely Scottish voice of John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral) attracted me to this audiobook, which is a fantastic tale of golf and spirituality - a young man travels to Scotland to play a famous course and falls under the tutelage of the local golf pro / guru. I'm not a golfer but you don't have to know too much about the game to follow the book. I found the philosophy a bit new age for my liking, but still an enjoyable listen.
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- emma

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-12-1999
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio