Along the way, Burke also finds himself pulled into the strange orbit of the Tibetan Lama Changpa, a mystic and clairvoyant who sees the dark clouds drawing in around Kita but is helpless to prevent a tragedy, as he follows a trail that ultimately leads to Kita's elite mountain temple where he will face his most deadly challenge ever.
©2005 John J. Donohue; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
"John Donohue's Deshi is another excellent tale of clashing cultures, an exquisitely flavored and nuanced mystery." (Chicago Sun-Times)
"Peppered with musings of Eastern philosophy, gritty cop lingo, and occasional understated humor, this mystery with its fresh protagonist will appeal to all kinds of readers, not just martial arts aficionados." (Publishers Weekly)
This was a decent distraction and a brief glimpse into the mindset of dedicated martial arts training. The story is a bit predictable and the reader's use of accents is laughable at times. Even though, the story has a pretty good pace and is worth a listen if you are a martial artist or have some interest in basic martial philosophy.
I hope there will be a series of Deshi.... good story easy to follow. Reader,narrator, was very easy to listen to.Thanks
With this kind of novel I dont expect much. I bought it for the budo conection; kinda like sitting through a Steven Segal film just hoping to see 1 recognizable aikido technique.
But the narrator had no idea how to pronounce Japanese words or names ( I can probably live with that) nor any clue what a japanese accent sounds like- his attempt was a cross between Col. Klink from Hogan's Heroes and Peter Sellers' portrayal of Mr. Wang ( a spoof on Charlie Chan) in 'Murder By Death'.
He couldn't even do an hispanic accent for 1 of the detectives. It makes it very difficult to maintain the suspension of disbelief to stay in the story.
Don't do it.
I loved the 1st book Sensei and got this book thinking it too would be a good
book, the plot was awesome and everything was great but the reader uses a really bad Russian accent for the voice of Yamashita Sensei.. i mean come on it's horrible. This is no fault of the author but it drove me nuts and i couldn't even finish it. Read as a novel not an audible.
The dialogue between the Sensei and main character is a great relationship
Yes, much better without the Russian accent for a Japanese man.
Yes with a different reader
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