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    • The Unfettered Mind

    • Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman
    • By: Takuan Soho, William Scott Wilson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 445

    Written by the 17th-century Zen master Takuan Soho (1573-1645), The Unfettered Mind is a book of advice on swordsmanship and the cultivation of right mind and intention. It was written as a guide for the samurai Yagyu Munenori, who was a great swordsman and rival to the legendary Miyamoto Musashi.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Unfettered Mind of a Genius

    • By Troy on 04-20-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • 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 728
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 605
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610

    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

    • Hagakure

    • The Book of the Samurai
    • By: William Scott Wilson (translator), Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 509

    Living and dying with bravery and honor is at the heart of Hagakure, a series of texts written by an 18th-century samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Way to Experience the Book Again

    • By WildKarrde on 07-10-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Walking the Kiso Road

    • A Modern-Day Exploration of Old Japan
    • By: William Scott Wilson
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji, which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since at least 701 CE. In the 17th century, it was the route that the daimyo (warlords) used for their biennial trips - along with their samurai and porters - to the new capital of Edo (now Tokyo).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Definitely recommended

    • By John S. on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95