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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Liked the book, but…

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!
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- "bsjwright"

Great writing, weird performance

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.
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- A. I. Hutchings

Book Details

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