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    • The Obesity Code

    • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
    • By: Dr. Jason Fung
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,301

    In this highly listenable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps - a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels - Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight - for good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • There is a PDF, Folks

    • By Cynthia on 06-27-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Musashi

    • By: Eiji Yoshikawa, Charles S. Terry - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 53 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman. Miyamoto Musashi becomes a reluctant hero to a host of people whose lives he has touched and by whom he has been touched. Inevitably, he has to pit his skill against the naked blade of his greatest rival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great book with a great narrator

    • By Gerardo Ruiz Jr on 09-15-18

    Regular price: $52.47

    • A River in Darkness

    • One Man's Escape from North Korea
    • By: Masaji Ishikawa, Risa Kobayashi - translator, Martin Brown - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,283
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,079
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,076

    Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just 13 years old. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by false promises of abundant work and a higher station in society. In this memoir translated from the original Japanese, Ishikawa candidly recounts his tumultuous upbringing and the brutal 36 years he spent living under a crushing totalitarian regime.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heartbreaking

    • By C. F. Gagnon on 05-31-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • 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 736
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 648
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 643

    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 Essential Dogen

    • Writings of the Great Zen Master
    • By: Peter Levitt (editor), Kazuaki Tanahashi (editor)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    This is the first book to offer the great master's incisive wisdom in short selections taken from the whole range of his voluminous works. The pithy and powerful readings, arranged according to theme, provide a perfect introduction to Dogen - and inspire spiritual practice in people of all traditions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Buddhism's most influential teachers.

    • By Tom Phillpotts on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Shadow of the Fox

    • Shadow of the Fox Series, Book 1
    • By: Julie Kagawa
    • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Brian Nishii, Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish - and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun characters; mysterious foes; Japanese flavor

    • By Small Mountain on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Sound of Waves

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Remote Japanese island beautifully depicted

    • By Bruce on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 470

    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

    • The Art of Peace

    • Teachings of the Founder of Aikido
    • By: John Stevens - translator, Morihei Ueshiba
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224

    The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body discipline he called the "Art of Peace", which offers a nonviolent way to victory in the face of conflict. Ueshiba believed that Aikido principles could be applied to all the challenges we face in life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the one with the heart will know

    • By Miles on 03-06-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Spring Snow

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    Spring Snow is set in Tokyo in 1912, when the hermetic world of the ancient aristocracy is being breached for the first time by outsiders -- rich provincial families unburdened by tradition, whose money and vitality make them formidable contenders for social and political power. Among this rising new elite are the ambitious Matsugae, whose son has been raised in a family of the waning aristocracy, the elegant and attenuated Ayakura.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An extraordinary work.......

    • By RAJ SABERWAL on 05-29-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Great Passage

    • By: Shion Miura, Juliet Winters Carpenter - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 168

    Inspired as a boy by the multiple meanings to be found for a single word in the dictionary, Kohei Araki is devoted to the notion that a dictionary is a boat to carry us across the sea of words. But after thirty-seven years creating them at Gembu Books, it's time for him to retire and find his replacement. He discovers a kindred spirit in Mitsuya Majime - a young, disheveled square peg with a penchant for collecting antiquarian books and a background in linguistics - whom he swipes from his company's sales department.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging, unusual, fun

    • By LGLH on 02-11-18

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Sky Above, Great Wind

    • The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan
    • By: Kazuaki Tanahashi
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    Ryokan (1758–1831) is, along with Dogen and Hakuin, one of the three giants of Zen in Japan. But unlike his two renowned colleagues, Ryokan was a societal dropout, living mostly as a hermit and a beggar. He was never head of a monastery or temple. He liked playing with children. He had no dharma heir. Even so, people recognized the depth of his realization, and he was sought out by people of all walks of life for the teaching to be experienced in just being around him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Great Fool

    • By Susie on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Obesity Code

    • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
    • By: Jason Fung
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 32

    We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic, but despite being inundated with diet advice we are only getting fatter. We count calories and exercise regularly, yet still the pounds won't budge. Why? In this highly enjoyable and provocative book, Dr Jason Fung sets out a groundbreaking new theory: that obesity is caused by our hormones, rather than a lack of self-control. He reveals that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity-related illnesses including type 2 diabetes

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Book

    • By Dr. Bryan Malakou on 12-07-17

    Regular price: $21.50

    • The Temple of the Golden Pavillion

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    A hopeless stutterer, taunted by his schoolmates, Mizoguchi feels utterly alone until he becomes an acolyte at a famous temple in Kyoto. But he quickly becomes obsessed with the temple's beauty, and cannot live in peace as long as it exists.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you liked

    • By Douglas on 04-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Samurai Rising

    • The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune
    • By: Pamela S. Turner
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga. This epic warrior tale may sound like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history. When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with a rival samurai family - and lost. His father was killed, his mother captured, and his surviving half-brother banished. Yoshitsune was sent away to live in a monastery. Skinny, small, and unskilled in the warrior arts, he nevertheless escaped and learned the ways of the samurai.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Jim on 05-24-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Training the Samurai Mind

    • A Bushido Sourcebook
    • By: Thomas Cleary (translator/editor)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    Training the Samurai Mind gives an insider's view of the samurai world: the moral and psychological development of the warrior, the ethical standards they were meant to uphold, their training in both martial arts and strategy, and the enormous role that the traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism had in influencing samurai ideals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great classic

    • By Luis Pires on 01-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Burning Chrome

    • By: William Gibson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Dennis Holland, Kevin Pariseau, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 524
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 399
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    William Gibson's dark visions of computer cowboys, bio-enhanced soldiers of fortune, and hi-tech lowlifes have won unprecedented praise. Included here are some of the most famous short fiction and novellas by the author of Count Zero and Neuromancer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hypnotic dreams of a gleaming, gritty future

    • By Ryan on 03-15-14

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Heart of Meditation

    • Discovering Innermost Awareness
    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins (Editor and Translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    His Holiness the Dalai Lama provides intimate details on an advanced meditation practice called Dzogchen using a visionary poem by the 19th-century saint Patrul Rinpoche, author of the Buddhist classic Words of My Perfect Teacher. The Dalai Lama deftly connects how training the mind in compassion for other beings is directly related to - and in fact a prerequisite for - the very pinnacle of Buddhist meditation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vital Study: Heart of Meditation

    • By M. Hart on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Japanese Destroyer Captain

    • Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway - The Great Naval Battles Seen Through Japanese Eyes
    • By: Captain Tameichi Hara
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350

    This highly regarded war memoir was a best seller in both Japan and the United States during the 1960s and has long been treasured by historians for its insights into the Japanese side of the surface war in the Pacific. The author was a survivor of more than one hundred sorties against the Allies and was known throughout Japan as the Unsinkable Captain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Combat, Fear, Survival!

    • By Saman on 11-07-14

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Snow Country

    • By: Yasunari Kawabata
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 74

    The story of the doomed love affair of a wealthy sophisticate, Shimamura, and the geisha Komako, at a mountain hotspring resort in western Japan, one of the snowiest regions on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Tragedy...

    • By Douglas on 04-24-16

    Regular price: $14.95

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