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Musashi

Narrateur(s): Brian Nishii
Durée: 53 h et 24 min
4,7 out of 5 stars (165 évaluations)

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Description

The classic samurai novel about the real exploits of the most famous swordsman.

Miyamoto Musashi was the child of an era when Japan was emerging from decades of civil strife. Lured to the great Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 by the hope of becoming a samurai - without really knowing what it meant - he regains consciousness after the battle to find himself lying defeated, dazed, and wounded among thousands of the dead and dying. On his way home, he commits a rash act, becomes a fugitive, and brings life in his own village to a standstill - until he is captured by a weaponless Zen monk.

The lovely Otsu, seeing in Musashi her ideal of manliness, frees him from his tortuous punishment, but he is recaptured and imprisoned. During three years of solitary confinement, he delves into the classics of Japan and China. When he is set free again, he rejects the position of samurai and for the next several years pursues his goal relentlessly, looking neither to the left nor to the right.

Ever so slowly it dawns on him that following the way of the sword is not simply a matter of finding a target for his brute strength. Continually striving to perfect his technique, which leads him to a unique style of fighting with two swords simultaneously, he travels far and wide, challenging fighters of many disciplines, taking nature to be his ultimate and severest teacher and undergoing the rigorous training of those who follow the way. He is supremely successful in his encounters, but in The Art of War, he perceives the way of peaceful and prosperous governance and disciplines himself to be a real human being.

He 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.

Musashi is a novel in the best tradition of Japanese storytelling. It is a living story, subtle and imaginative, teeming with memorable characters, many of them historical. Interweaving themes of unrequited love, misguided revenge, filial piety, and absolute dedication to the way of the samurai, it depicts vividly a world Westerners know only vaguely. Full of gusto and humor, it has an epic quality and universal appeal.

©1971 Fumiko Yoshikawa (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great story

Loved the narration! Excellent voices. Made me feel like I was in the 17th century!

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A real study of strength, humility and honour

I started this book with an interest in the way of the samurai and came away with a new appreciation for the lessons in all of life’s situations. More philosophical than action adventure , Musashi is a great story that offers much more than swordplay

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Best performance ever!

Best audiobook ever! Was hooked the whole time. Want to start it again. A must listen

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Es ist ein gut volkstale!

Its good. Yup. Historically dubious but very fun. Very fun. Dont know what else to say really...

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Amazing Book and narrator, absolute 5star

Excellent book and awesome narrator! Good accents, tonality, very spirited read, all around masterpiece. The book is informative and educative as well as relaxing. I highly recommend it !

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Great Listen

Great listen. Easy to leave and pick up kind of story. Good performance by narrator.

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American worth running

Imo's talented rendition of a classic. The beauty of the words was certainly felt as I read this book. the culture was brought to life keeping us 6 celebrating

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Epic

This behemoth of an audiobook is as epic as they come, Eiji Yoshikawa masterfully wove the fantastical historical accounts of the life Miyamoto Musashi within a work of fiction of epic proportions. Brilliantly read by Brian Nishii, with great command of proper pronunciation of character and place names, and just the right change in tone of voice for each character to bring them to life. Miyamoto Musashi is one of Japan's greatest swordsmen and strategists, and potentially one of the worlds greatest, which makes this book a must for anyone interested in the Art of War.

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Fantastic adventure!

Loved story of Musashi,very much. For me was extraordenery expirience. Learn little of history of Japan.

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Enjoyed this reading very much.

It’s long and an investment in time. However I enjoyed it very much often looking forward to listening to another chapter or two.

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  • KC
  • 2019-08-19

Great story

Brian Nishii does an absolutely wonderful job and pronounces the Japanese names with a perfect accent which makes it even more enjoyable to listen to this fantastic story.

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  • Schrag
  • 2020-07-08

perfect performance

the reader's performance is most excellent. One of the best I have heard so far.

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  • Loud Lemur from Latveria
  • 2018-11-03

My all-time favorite book

surprised I didn't write a review before now. just finished my third reading and second listen to this book. It's simply a masterpiece. I really hope kodansha does an audiobook for Yoshikawa's Taiko as well someday

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  • The Walking Dude
  • 2019-08-11

Good Historical Novel

Musashi is a good historical novel. It recounts in great detail the life of Miyamoto Musashi the famous samurai. The story often feels as if it were cowritten by Charles Dickens and Akira Kurosawa. That’s a good thing. There’s a huge cast of interesting characters that cross paths in surprising was over many years. The path of Musashi from a young, irresponsible hothead into the great swordsman of legend is a wonderful journey to follow. Yet in my opinion it’s about 10 hours too long. At a certain point it seemed that storylines were being recycled and tedious, irrelevant events were being given too much time. As the story ended villainous characters suddenly had magical, positive changes of heart that seemed to have more to do with a diminishing page count than an actual moral enlightenment. And much of the cast of characters don’t have a satisfying resolution to their arcs. You just don’t really know what happened to them. After fifty some hours of prose I expect to know what their fates are in some way. I also didn’t go for the preface that pretty much denigrates a better book, Shogun, in an effort to cast this book in a positive light. You shouldn’t knock down a peer to make yourself look better. This book is good, but it’s got problems. I would actually recommend watching the Samurai Trilogy that stars the great Toshiro Mifune that was adapted from this novel instead of reading or listening to the book as it’s a better constructed piece as a whole.

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  • Garrett J. A. Flowers
  • 2018-11-10

Great story, great narrator

Such a well-written story, with so many different storylines developed and then woven together. This story provides a fascinating view into Japanese and samurai culture. 53 hours long and I was sad that it ended! The narrator is fantastic, with real feeling, seemingly authentic pronunciation of Japanese names and unique voices for nearly every character.

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  • Gerardo Ruiz Jr
  • 2018-09-15

A great book with a great narrator

This is one of my favorite books and was made better with the narrators performance.

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  • William G. Voit
  • 2019-09-16

One of the best books I have listened to

This have to be one of the best books I have listened to. Great story and the narration. Brings the story to life for me. The life of the Japanese Samurai has always intrigued me and this takes you into the day to day life and times of a Samurai plus gives you a glimpse into that time in history. Well worth the time and money for this one. Thanks so much for the work to bring it to me. Greatly appreciated.

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  • Brannon Burroughs
  • 2020-01-27

Must listen ... especially if you liked Shogun.

The narrator is great and is great world in which to lose yourself for 50 hours.

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  • Christopher
  • 2020-07-17

I don’t know if it’s the narrator or 7 books in one

It’s a long adventure for a samurai with basically 6 characters. Weird to have an entire world and then in every city it just so happens the same 6 characters are there. I think the fact that there is no spice of life in 50 hours the narrator starts to get old since they don’t have very many voices to do.

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  • Luie Guopo
  • 2019-08-16

Amazing book!!!

I was so engaged throughout and the narrator did an incredible job capturing the vibe of each scene. As far as the author, words could not do this book any justice. One of the best books I’ve ever read! I’m a martial artist (*jiu Jitsu) so this book spoke to my soul! Great book!

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  • J. Richards
  • 2019-04-09

wow

Best experience so far on audible in about a year and 30+ books. Maybe the best story of all time. The voices are done perfectly.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2018-09-15

BIG Must

this book is definitely a big must for anybody that is a fan of Japanese culture and history

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