Musashi Miyamoto
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(4.4 based on 78 ratings)
  • 1
    Child of Vengeance: A Novel | David Kirk

    Child of Vengeance: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By David Kirk
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (52)
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    (47)
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    (47)

    Japan in the late 16th century was a land in turmoil. Lords of the great clans schemed against one another, served by aristocratic samurai bound to them by a rigid code of honor. Bennosuke is a high-born but lonely teenager living in his ancestral village. His mother died when he was a young boy, and his powerful warrior father Munisai has abandoned him for a life of service to his Lord, Shinmei. Bennosuke has been raised by his uncle Dorinbo, a Buddhist monk who urges the boy to forgo the violence of the samurai and embrace the contemplative life.

    Clever weaving of history and fiction.

    For me the success of a work of historical fiction can be measured in the amount of curiosity it piques in the history of its era. This book did not f..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 25 2016 by Jonathan W Crummett (Missoula, MT United States)
  • 2
    Sword of Honor | David Kirk

    Sword of Honor

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By David Kirk
    • Narrated By Erik Singer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    Having survived the cataclysmic battle of Sekigahara, which established the mighty Tokugawa Shogunate, young Musashi Miyamoto travels through Japan determined to proclaim his revolutionary epiphany that the "way of the sword", the ancient code that binds samurai to their masters, needs to be abolished.

    nice

    I hope this will not be the last book. I listened to both books in two days

    Reviewed on August 05 2016 by james (Modesto, CA, United States)