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    • The Complete Book of Five Rings

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi, Kenji Tokitsu (editor and translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 659
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 654

    The Complete Book of Five Rings is an authoritative version of Musashi's classic The Book of Five Rings, translated and annotated by a modern martial arts master, Kenji Tokitsu. Tokitsu has spent most of his life researching the legendary samurai swordsman and his works, and in this book he illuminates this seminal text, along with several other works by Musashi.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best translation I have encountered.

    • By DW on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Strategy Collection

    • The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings
    • By: Sun Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli, Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The Art of War, The Prince, and The Book of Five Rings are three historical pieces that deal with strategy. The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise, and each chapter within the treatise is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics. The Prince is a practical guide for ruling an empire. The Book of Five Rings is a Japanese text that has been regarded as a treatise on the strategy for winning.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like a Picasso, Van Gogh, & Rembrandt written down

    • By Ray Johnson on 06-26-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Book of Five Rings

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi, William Scott Wilson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 720
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 598
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 603

    Setting down his thoughts on swordplay, on winning, and on spirituality, legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi intended this modest work as a guide for his immediate disciples and future generations of samurai. He had little idea he was penning a masterpiece that would be eagerly devoured by people in all walks of life centuries after his death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great guide for a great mindset

    • By Jlb on 11-29-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • A Book of Five Rings

    • The Strategy of Musashi
    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
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      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    This special edition of A Book of Five Rings contains one hour of traditional Japanese flute (shakuhachi) and 43 minutes of music by traditional japanese ensemble. The music appears track by track at the end of the two and a half hour audiobook and is included as wonderful compliment to this dynamic and elegant listening experience. Legendary 17th-century swordsman Miyamoto Musashi’s exposition of sword fighting, strategy, and Zen philosophy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wasted Space

    • By Logical Paradox on 12-20-15

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Musashi's Dokkodo

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Kris Wilder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Miyamoto Musashi (1584 - 1645) was arguably the greatest swordsman who ever lived, a legendary figure whose methods of thought and strategy have been studied and adopted across a wide spectrum of society, from martial artists to military leaders to captains of industry. The iconic sword saint of Japan was clearly a genius, yet he was also a functional psychopath - ruthless, fearless, hyper-focused, and utterly without conscience. Shortly before he died, Musashi wrote down his final thoughts about life for his favorite student Terao Magonojo to whom Go Rin No Sho, his famous Book of Five Rings, had also been dedicated.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic analysis.

    • By GMJ on 11-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Book of Five Rings

    • The Strategy of Musashi
    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Alec Sand
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 388
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 319
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    Legendary 17th century swordsman Miyamoto Musashi’s exposition of sword fighting, strategy and Zen philosophy. Required reading for any martial artist, business person or student of strategy. Includes the one hour Zen inspired soundtrack The Mysterious Sound of Wind in the Bamboo. Performed on authentic Japanese instruments.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great short listen.

    • By Derek on 05-15-18

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Strategic Thinking Trilogy

    • The Book of 5 Rings, The Art of War & The Prince
    • By: Miyamoto Musashi, Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 93
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      3 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    The Strategic Thinking Trilogy contains the best worldwide books on strategy: A Book of 5 Rings by Mushashi, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Prince by Machiavelli and an introduction/summary of On War by Von Clausevitz. A must listen for all listeners interested in history, culture, military subjects, business strategy, and strategy in general.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Made me look up Audible's refund policy

    • By James on 05-19-12

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Book of Five Rings

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Ron Welch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Dating back to 1645, The Book of Five Rings has been translated and republished many times, and expands well beyond its initial following of the practice of martial arts. It is considered the classic text of general martial arts, but has also gained acclaim by business and thought leaders who respect its perspective on conflict resolution. Written by Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings strives to connect philosophy with diligent practice.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • A Book of Five Rings

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Stanley Ralph Ross
    • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Written over three centuries ago by a Samurai warrior, A Book of Five Rings has been hailed as a limitless source of psychological insight for businessmen – or anyone who relies on strategy and tactics to outwit the competition.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Book of Five Rings

    • By Terra Kosako on 11-15-09

    Regular price: $14.60

    • Anthology of Business Strategy

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi, Sun Tzu, Niccolò Machiavelli
    • Narrated by: Jim Donaldson, Peter Batchelor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Here are three classics that must be in any business person's library: The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Prince by Machiavelli, and A Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. This impressive collection is accompanied by one hour of Zen-inspired Japanese music, performed on authentic instruments.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 3 IN 1 PACK

    • By Professor on 11-27-12

    Regular price: $4.19

    • A Book of Five Rings: The Strategy of Musashi

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Jim Donaldson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    This is legendary 17th century swordsman Miyamoto Musashi’s exposition of sword fighting, strategy, and Zen philosophy. Required listening for any martial artist, business person, or student of strategy, this audiobook includes the one hour Zen inspired soundtrack, The Mysterious Sound of Wind in the Bamboo, performed on authentic Japanese instruments.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Offensive Narration

    • By Mike on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $4.19

    • El libro de los cinco anillos (The Book of Five Rings)

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Joaquin Rodrigo Madrigal
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Este Audiolibro es mucho más que un "código samurai", mucho es más que un texto sobre las condiciones culturales del Japón de los guerreros, mucho más que una serie de retratos sobre la vida de un ronin o un conjunto de saberes relacionados con la ciencia de las artes marciales. Es un tratado sobre el manejo de los sables, escrito en su madurez y con completo conocimiento de las artes marciales.

    Regular price: $7.00

    • The Book of Five Rings

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Kevin Collins
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    I have been many years training in the way of strategy, called Ni Ten Ichi Ryu, and now, I think I will explain it for the first time. It is now during the first 10 days of the 10th month in the 20th year of Kanei (1645). I have climbed mountain Iwato of Higo in Kyushu to pay homage to heaven, pray to Kwannon, and kneel before Buddha. I am a warrior of Harima province, Shinmen Musashi No Kami Fujiwara No Geshin, age 60 years. With the virtue of strategy, I practice many arts and abilities - all things with no teacher.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must for All Martial Artists

    • By Son of Odin on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Book of Five Rings

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Jimmy Kieffer
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The Book of Five Rings is about Kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi around 1645. It enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists and people across East Asia. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Samurai way of thinking and living your life.

    • By cosmitron on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Book of Five Rings: AOG Annotated Edition

    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    This AOG edition of The Book of Five Rings includes the full text of Musashi's original work, along with supplemental study and discussion materials after each chapter. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent version of Musashi

    • By Mark Twain "Eddie" on 08-26-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Die 3 Klassiker des strategischen Denkens

    • By: Niccolò Machiavelli, Miyamoto Musashi, Sun Tzu
    • Narrated by: Alexander von Richtsteig
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
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    Das Hörbuch "Die 3 Klassiker des strategischen Denkens" enthält die weltweit besten Bücher über Strategie: orin-no-sho. "Das Buch der fünf Ringe" von...

    Regular price: $6.43

    • Gorin No Sho

    • Le traité des cinq roues - le livre des cinq anneaux
    • By: Musashi Miyamoto
    • Narrated by: Roland Aquidam
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Le Gorin No Sho" est le l'ouvrage de référence pour les samourais et les arts martiaux. Son titre se traduit en français par "le traité des cinq roues".

    Regular price: $10.05

    • Gorin-no-sho

    • Das Buch der fünf Ringe
    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Alexander von Richtsteig
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Die beste Lösung eines Konfliktes ist es, zu gewinnen, ohne kämpfen zu müssen." Diese Weisheit vertritt Miyamoto Musashi, einer der größten Strategen aller Zeiten, in seinem Grundlagenwerk der Schwertkunst - dem "Buch der fünf Ringe". Aber hinter dem "Buch der fünf Ringe" verbirgt sich viel mehr als nur ein Grundlagenwerk der Schwerkunst... Es geht vielmehr um eine Anleitung zur strategischen Kriegsführung. Um eine Anleitung für das richtige strategische Handeln!

    Regular price: $4.43

    • Das Buch der fünf Ringe

    • Klassische Strategien aus dem alten Japan
    • By: Miyamoto Musashi
    • Narrated by: Richard Barenberg
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Unbesiegbar werden durch innere Größe - das ist die strategische Weisheit des legendären Samurai Miyamoto Musashi (1584–1645)...

    Regular price: $7.35