The Warrior Within

The Philosophies of Bruce Lee to Better Understand the World around You and Achieve a Rewarding Life
Narrated by: Feodor Chin
Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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During his lifetime, legendary martial artist Bruce Lee formulated a complex personal philosophy - a synthesis of Eastern and Western ideals - that extolled the virtues of knowledge and total mastery of one's self. Most of his philosophical writings could be found only within the personal library of the Bruce Lee estate - until John Little was given permission to publish them for the wider world. The Warrior Within is the most comprehensive volume of these teachings, meant to help you apply Lee's philosophies to your own life. This unique guide reveals such life-affirming secrets as how to:

  • See the totality of life and put things into perspective,
  • Understand the concept of Yin and Yang,
  • Defeat adversity by adapting to circumstances, and
  • Tap into inner spiritual forces to help shape the future.

The Warrior Within is an engrossing and easy-to-understand guide to the little-explored world of Bruce Lee.

©1996 John Little (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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MUST READ

this is a must read for understanding. one's self. You will come to see that by knowing and bettering yourself, you in turn make your environment better.

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Amazing journey.

I have another outlook on life because of this book. This book is truly powerful.

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Always Love Bruce

Thank you for what you gave the world to build on . Always adapting. Peace.

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Great book, terrible performance

Why with the fake Chinese accent?!? Makes no sense, caught me off guard and made it borderline unbearable to listen to. Cringed every time.

Fantastic book, just terrible performance.

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Enter the mind of Bruce Lee

This is a must for any martial artist or Bruce Lee fan alike. The reader does a fantastic job of imitating Bruce Lee's voice.

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Great book. Loved the philosophy described.

Loved the philosophy described here. Very relevant in todays day and age. Jeet Kune Do is a way of life.

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Narrator Blows the Entire Book (honest opinion)

The teachings and philosophies of this legendary man, Bruce Lee, are intrinsically down to earth! One of my few heroes for sure.

I simply can not give this book 5 stars, or even 4 stars, in fact the only reason why I gave it 3 is because I know the material is good.
But, I just can't get over the way the narrator narrates the book! It's as if he speaks in a way that completely makes you day dream, and you have to constantly fight for your attention of the book (maybe in some weird way that's what they wanted?). It is just so un-engaging that it bothers me such a great man's philosophies was read by this guy. The only part I enjoyed is he changes his voice to "sound" like Bruce Lee. Other than that, different narrator and it'd be a 5 star.

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Fake Chinese accent during quoting Bruce Lee

I don't understand why the narrator would use a fake Chinese accent when he quoted Bruce Lee it would have been better for him to speak in his natural language it became so annoying and so difficult to even understand what he was saying that I could no longer finished the book and returned it. using a fake accent may be appropriate for a fictional book but not for this one. Boo...

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The fake Chinese accent sounded a bit weird

The Bruce Lee voice for the quotes was a bit over the top at times.

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The Warrior Within

Great book with lots of insight and inspirational thoughts from Bruce Lee. It was read well and he did a good job on Bruce's "voice".

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  • MR
  • 05-22-15

really good. you get the repeated point eventually

you get the point quickly. repeated concept. but said in different ways in an engaging way

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  • Tyler
  • 10-16-16

Interesting and recommended read

Very good, some chapters quite abstract and there is some repetition. Philosophies worthwhile giving thought.

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  • BarefootRonin
  • 10-10-16

If You've Never Heard of Bruce Lee I guess Its OK

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

The first thing I feel compelled to mention is that the narration could have been less grating if without the very annoying and poor quality Bruce Lee 'impression' or 'accent' but worse than this is the repetition of 'according to lee' and similar precursors to a 'Lee thought'.

However that was less painful than the assumption that the author (John Little) seems to me to write like he is the only person, other than Lee that has any idea or experience of (Chinese?) philosophy and an understanding of yin/yang etc. I personally found the general style of writings around the Bruce Lee quotes condescending and arrogant. I understand the reasoning and what John was trying to do and I may be a tad harsh as I have been a Bruce Lee fan for more than 30 years. But having absorbed what is useful (to me) about Lee's life, story and outlook I found this basic and without thought to target audience, which it would seem are people at least familiar with Bruce Lee the man, the myth.

Generally if you have NOT read Tao of JKD or any other works about Bruce then I guess this would perhaps be of inspiration and use in this work, however if you have been exposed to any of Bruce's philosophy/thoughts and/or video snippets then there is absolutely nothing new here and there is a lot of repetition.

If you’ve listened to books by John Little before, how does this one compare?

I've not listened to John's books on Audible before, but I have read most of them and they on the whole seemed better presented and though out.

How could the performance have been better?

No poor impressions of Bruce Lee - They were not required and diminished the narration and my experience.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Warrior Within?

Anything that wasn't a quote from Lee himself.

Any additional comments?

Buy the Tao of Jeet Kune Do and just read that instead.

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  • Roger
  • 03-26-16

The best brain food

spectacular audio. I found myself listening to this I'm one complete cycle the listening again as though I didn't hear it before. extremely enriching for the mind and soul

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  • Mr. Lee Rollason
  • 09-22-16

Enjoyed it so much that I've ordered a hard copy!

An excellent testament to the avant-garde philosophy of not only an exceptional fighter but one whose mindset transcends his yet unmatched physical prowess. Told through the eyes of John Little, a diligent enquirer commissioned to share the erudite volumes of Bruce Lee with the masses and the multitudes. I Enjoyed it so much that I've ordered a hard copy and I'll most definitely be reading the remainder of the books that have been authorized by the Bruce Lee Estate.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-09-20

Read it

Enlighten experience, the ideas and philosophy are well presented. Good mix of East and West

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  • Dtm
  • 02-05-20

the warrior within

loved this book so many great things said that relate to what I have been through and going through in my life what a man 10/10

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  • Allen Wales
  • 01-17-20

True master

A must have. I have the book also to revisit Bruce's principles. Strongly recommend both

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-29-19

not bad

not a bad book over all. some good insites. takes a while to get going.

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  • buddingbidder
  • 09-13-19

Great read/listen

Thank you for making this great real life story of a person I grew up with amazed at the martial arts talent and a legend.
This book gave me an opportunity to know something about Bruce Lee's thoughts behind his show of skills and performance.

A read that I would recommend for young people too.
Regards

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  • Jesse
  • 08-19-19

JBull

Truely inspiring / Eye opening.
Will alter your outlook forever & change perceptions.
Open your mind!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-17

Must listen if you are a Bruce Lee fan

This book teaches you about Bruces life and also the understanding of martial arts. The book goes much deeper into Bruce Lees life philosophy, If you are a fan I would give this book a listen.

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  • Dirk Schmitt
  • 11-29-16

Excellent Book on Bruce Lee

A very thorough look into the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee with practical exercises as well as deep insights from the writings and interviews as well as personal interaction experiences. If you are at all interested in Bruce Lee, then this work is definitely if value to you.

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  • Scott
  • 09-07-16

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Bits & pieces a bit hard keep up with but overall great read/listen & insight to the world around us.

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  • Daniel
  • 06-25-19

very good to listen!!

i found some parts of the audiobook abit hard to understand as i'm not very knowledgeable on philosophy but still good to listen to..Very interesting on exercises about static resistance training and on Bruce's theory of how he views the world and personal achievement

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  • Chris millevoy
  • 03-28-19

Deeper look into Lee's philosphies

loved how it pulled the true meanings of his movies. feel like watching them again because of this book!