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    • The Obesity Code

    • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
    • Written by: Dr. Jason Fung
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • informative, repetitive, annoying narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-03-19

    Regular price: CDN$ 33.01

    • The Obesity Code

    • Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss
    • Written by: Jason Fung
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • great book

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-01-15

    Regular price: CDN$ 27.21

    • The Essential Dogen

    • Writings of the Great Zen Master
    • Written by: Peter Levitt (editor), Kazuaki Tanahashi (editor)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 4.02

    • Spring Snow

    • Written by: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 33.01

    • The Great Passage

    • Written by: Shion Miura, Juliet Winters Carpenter - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 26.87

    • Hagakure

    • The Book of the Samurai
    • Written by: Yamamoto Tsunetomo, William Scott Wilson (translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 33.54

    • A River in Darkness

    • One Man's Escape from North Korea
    • Written by: Masaji Ishikawa, Risa Kobayashi - translator, Martin Brown - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 23.51

    • The Complete Book of Five Rings

    • Written by: Miyamoto Musashi, Kenji Tokitsu (editor and translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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
    • The way of strategy

    • By Amazon Customer on 2017-12-27

    Regular price: CDN$ 26.81

    • The Art of Peace

    • Teachings of the Founder of Aikido
    • Written by: John Stevens - translator, Morihei Ueshiba
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 9.34

    • Training the Samurai Mind

    • A Bushido Sourcebook
    • Written by: Thomas Cleary (translator/editor)
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 26.81

    • The Sound of Waves

    • Written by: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 26.40

    • Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean

    • Written by: Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush - editor
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This audiobook contains both of the very popular Lama Yeshe booklets, Becoming Your Own Therapist and Make Your Mind an Ocean. These lectures explore the general topics of Buddhism and the mind and are followed by question-and-answer sessions that include a fascinating historic exchange between Lama and a group of psychiatrists illuminating the differences between Western and Buddhist concepts of mental health.

    Regular price: CDN$ 19.78

    • The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

    • Written by: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 19.78

    • Beauty and Sadness

    • Written by: Yasunari Kawabata
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Returning to Kyoto, where temple bells announce the New Year, a grave and penitent Oki is drawn to a haunting obsession from his past. Gently lyrical, yet fierce with the stark intensity of passion, Kawabata's last novel tells the story of the lasting consequences of a brief love affair.

    Regular price: CDN$ 26.40

    • The Temple of the Golden Pavillion

    • Written by: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 26.40

    • The Essence of Budo

    • A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways
    • Written by: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The study of budo, or the Japanese martial arts for self-cultivation, is a lifelong path toward perfection of character. Here, Dave Lowry, a sword master who has practiced and taught budo for over 40 years, addresses the myriad issues, vagaries, and inconsistencies that arise for students of karate-do, judo, kendo, kenjutsu, aikido, and iaido as their training develops.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sublime but honest

    • By Luke on 2018-01-31
    • A Practitioner's Guide to Understanding the Japanese Martial Ways
    • Written by: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 2014-03-03
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: CDN$ 26.40

    • Sky Above, Great Wind

    • The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan
    • Written by: Kazuaki Tanahashi
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 3.96

    • Yamada Monogatari: To Break the Demon Gate

    • Written by: Richard Parks
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Yamada no Goji is a minor nobleman of ancient Japan who has lost everything - except a single purpose: keep a promise to the woman he loved. In order to fulfill his vow, all he has to do is fight a horde of demons and monsters, bargain with a few ghosts, outwit the sinister schemers of the emperor's court, find a way to defeat an assassin who cannot be seen, heard, or touched - and change the course of history.

    Regular price: CDN$ 33.01

    • The Boy in the Earth

    • Written by: Fuminori Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fuminori Nakamura's Akutagawa Prize-winner plunges us into the depths of a young man's winding, troubled psyche. An unnamed taxi driver in Tokyo has experienced a rupture in his everyday life. He cannot stop daydreaming of suicide, envisioning himself returning to the earth in what soon become terrifying blackout episodes. His live-in girlfriend, Sayuko, is in a similarly bad phase, surrendering to alcoholism to escape the memory of her miscarriage.

    Regular price: CDN$ 13.88

    • Japanese Destroyer Captain

    • Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Midway - The Great Naval Battles Seen Through Japanese Eyes
    • Written by: Captain Tameichi Hara
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: CDN$ 39.63

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