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Golf in the Kingdom Audiobook

Golf in the Kingdom

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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 in 1997 for the follow-up novel, The Kingdom of Shivas Irons.

©1998 Michael Murphy (P)1998 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

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)

What Members Say

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    Steven Hemenover 02-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Mind blown"

    The first two thirds of the book was great. He kind of lost me at the end. Overall a good book.

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    GoodGolfer 10-06-15
    GoodGolfer 10-06-15
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    "Excellent book to read. Audio book listen is Odd."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No. While the book is a golf classic, I think it was silly to cast a Scottish sounding performer to read the book clearly written by an American.


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Hannah’s performances?

    Why would they select a Scottish sounding performer when the book is clearly written by an American? It is very strange to listen to the book(I have read a couple times) be read by a Scottish sounding person.


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    David 08-09-09
    David 08-09-09
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    "golf in the kingdom"

    golf the way golf should be.

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  • emma
    8/2/16
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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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