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    • By: Kazuki Kaneshiro, Takami Nieda
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    As a Korean student in a Japanese high school, Sugihara has had to defend himself against all kinds of bullies. But nothing could have prepared him for the heartache he feels when he falls hopelessly in love with a Japanese girl named Sakurai. Immersed in their shared love for classical music and foreign movies, the two gradually grow closer and closer. One night, after being hit by personal tragedy, Sugihara reveals to Sakurai that he is not Japanese - as his name might indicate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Koreans in Japan After WW-II

    • By Ike K. Hong on 04-11-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 9,525
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,525
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,417

    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 558
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524

    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
    • Great story, great narrator

    • By Garrett J. A. Flowers on 11-10-18

    Regular price: $52.47

    • 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 932
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 819
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 813

    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

    • 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 3,052
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,764
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,762

    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

    • Shadow of the Fox

    • 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 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not nearly as good as Julie Kagawa's other books

    • By Amy on 10-11-18

    Regular price: $31.93

    • 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 439
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380

    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
    • A Great Pearl of Little Price

    • By IndyInAsiaPacific on 06-08-17

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Unfettered III

    • New Tales by Masters of Fantasy
    • By: Shawn Speakman - editor, Lev Grossman, Mark Lawrence, and others
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Joel Richards, Mark Bramhall, and others
    • Length: 27 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Lacking health insurance when he was diagnosed with cancer, Shawn Speakman asked friends in the science fiction and fantasy writing community to donate short stories he could use to counter mounting medical debt. The result was Unfettered, an anthology offering tales from some of the best authors working today. Now, in Unfettered III, Speakman continues to pay forward the aid he received, raising money to combat medical debt for SF&F artists and authors.

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Sound of Waves

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    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

    • Alita: Battle Angel

    • The Official Movie Novelization
    • By: Pat Cadigan
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    Based on manga by Yukito Kishiro, this official audio novelization to the 2018 science-fiction film, Alita: Battle Angel, features a female cyborg rescued from the scrap heap by a scientist in the 26th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done, very enjoyable

    • By slosuenos on 03-01-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    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

    • 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 264
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 244

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun, Light Novel

    • By Jay Quintana on 06-10-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • 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 623
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 565

    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: $19.95

    • Alita: Battle Angel - Iron City

    • The Official Movie Prequel
    • By: Pat Cadigan
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    On the shattered surface of the earth, there is a metropolis that lives amid the garbage thrown down from the inhabitants of a sky city floating above it. Welcome to Iron City. A lonely doctor specializing in cyborg repair, Ido, is doing his best to help the citizens of Iron City. Hugo, a young man surviving on a life of crime, spots the ultimate steal: an object that will unearth secrets from his own past. And Vector, the most powerful businessman in the city, has his sights set on a new technology that will change the future of Iron City forever....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By Jason on 11-26-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 564
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 448

    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

    • 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 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    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

    • 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 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 125

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Missing content.

    • By David Gutierrez on 01-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 54

    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 Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    A band of savage 13-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard this disallusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book

    • By Gabriel Francy on 01-22-19

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Spring Snow

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    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

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