We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The First Rule of Ten Audiobook

The First Rule of Ten

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

"Don't ignore intuitive tickles lest they reappear as sledgehammers." That's the first rule of Ten. Tenzing Norbu ("Ten" for short) - ex-monk and soon-to-be ex-cop - is a protagonist unique to our times. In The First Rule of Ten, the first installment in a three-book detective series, we meet this spiritual warrior who is singularly equipped, if not occasionally ill-equipped, as he takes on his first case as a private investigator in Los Angeles.

Growing up in a Tibetan Monastery, Ten dreamed of becoming a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. So when he was sent to Los Angeles to teach meditation, he joined the LAPD instead. But as the Buddha says, change is inevitable; and 10 years later, everything is about to change-big-time-for Ten. One resignation from the police force, two bullet-wounds, three suspicious deaths, and a beautiful woman later, he quickly learns that whenever he breaks his first rule, mayhem follows.

Set in the modern-day streets and canyons of Los Angeles, The First Rule of Ten is at turns humorous, insightful, and riveting - a gripping mystery as well as a reflective, character-driven story with intriguing life-lessons for us all.

©2012 Gay Hendricks (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.7 (18 )
5 star
 (13)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.7 (17 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.7 (18 )
5 star
 (12)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Susan A. Peguero Denver, CO United States 02-18-17
    Susan A. Peguero Denver, CO United States 02-18-17 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very enjoyable mystery with Buddhist undertones"

    An excellent performance of an interesting mystery. Ten is a very human character with a Buddhist upbringing. The mystery is real and different yet based on one of the two common motivations for evil. Just when you think it is over, there is still more to come. Highly recommend for any one interested in mysteries and an open mind to other belief systems. Thank you for the good listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ronelle Wood 06-09-17 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Stellar wordsmith"

    There were so many phrases that I rewound to re-hear. Some were profound, some funny, some just plain clever as hell.
    It kept my attention and I cared deeply about the character… and his cat.
    Can't wait to listen to them all. Highly recommend and would love to see this as a series on TV!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Andrew 04-28-17
    Andrew 04-28-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entertaining and Educating"
    Would you listen to The First Rule of Ten again? Why?

    Yes, definitely. The book is sprinkled with Buddhist Philosophy/Wisdom that is told through the story and also through Ten's thoughts. Very effective.


    What does Jeremy Arthur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration was perfect, not a single distraction from the message.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was brought to (happy) tears many times throughout the book. Listen and you will shed a few tears also.


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely loved the book. I didn't want it to end, so I'm going to download Ten's 2'nd rule now

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robin Kim 11-04-16
    Robin Kim 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Series"

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series, "The Broken Rules of Ten" and "The First Rule of Ten". The interweaving of Eastern and Western thought, the New Age and traditional elements, along with interesting characters and a great plot, makes for very entertaining listening. The narrator was also excellent. I look forward to the next books in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.