The Book of Five Rings (MP3 CD)

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By Miyamoto Musashi, Scott Brick (Narrated by)
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Description


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. Along with The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Book of Five Rings has long been regarded as an invaluable treatise on the strategy of winning. 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 the readers of earlier times on the battlefield and now serves the modern reader in the battle of life. In this new rendering by the translator of Hagakure and The Unfettered Mind, William Scott Wilson adheres rigorously to the seventeenth-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.

About the Author


The famed swordsman Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) engaged in sixty duels without suffering defeat once, and was noted in this regard for his skill at handling two swords at once. He is the author of "The Book of Five Rings," which he finished the same year he died.

Scott Brick has recorded over five hundred audiobooks, has won over forty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and has twice received Audie Awards for his work on the Dune series. He has been proclaimed a Golden Voice by "AudioFile" magazine as well as "Publishers Weekly"'s 2007 Narrator of the Year.

Praise For…


"On Wall Street, when Musashi talks, people listen." ---Time

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400168521
ISBN-10: 140016852X
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: June 30th, 2010
Language: English