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    • 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 162
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      5 out of 5 stars 144
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      5 out of 5 stars 142

    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 scientific analysis

    • By Louise on 06-12-2017

    Non-member price: $29.95

    • Alita: Battle Angel - Iron City

    • The Official Movie Prequel
    • By: Pat Cadigan
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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....

    Non-member price: $34.09

    • 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 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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
    • Magnificent

    • By Ilias on 08-11-2018

    Non-member price: $73.10

    • 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 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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
    • Classic

    • By Anonymous User on 28-05-2018

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • Alita: Battle Angel

    • The Official Movie Novelization
    • By: Pat Cadigan
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $34.09

    • Spring Snow

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Non-member price: $34.76

    • 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 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I think a must for navy buffs

    • By Attila on 11-12-2017

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment

    • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Thubten Jinpa - translator, Rebecca McClen Novick - editor
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    About 1,000 years ago, the great Indian pandit and yogi, Dipamkara Shrijnana (Atisha), was invited to Tibet to reestablish the Buddhadharma which had been suppressed and corrupted for almost two centuries. One of Atisha's main accomplishments in Tibet was his writing of the seminal text A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, in which he extracted the essence of all 84,000 teachings of the Buddha and organized them into a clear, steplike arrangement that makes it easy for any individual practitioner to understand and practice the Dharma. This genre of teachings is known as lam-rim, or steps of the path, and forms an essential part of every school of Tibetan Buddhism.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • If Cats Disappeared from the World

    • By: Genki Kawamura, Eric Selland - translator
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat, Cabbage, for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week....

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    Non-member price: $44.49

    • The Temple of the Golden Pavillion

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Non-member price: $27.79

    • 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 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great intro to Dogen

    • By Mark Workman on 24-04-2016

    Non-member price: $4.38

    • Snow Country

    • By: Yasunari Kawabata
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Non-member price: $17.56

    • Thousand Cranes

    • By: Yasunari Kawabata
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    With a restraint that barely conceals the ferocity of his characters' passions, one of Japan's great postwar novelists tells the luminous story of Kikuji and the tea party he attends with Mrs. Ota, the rival of his dead father's mistress. A tale of desire, regret, and sensual nostalgia, every gesture has a meaning, and even the most fleeting touch or casual utterance has the power to illuminate entire lives - sometimes in the same moment that it destroys them.

    Non-member price: $21.69

    • The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

    • By: Yukio Mishima
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Non-member price: $21.69

    • The Sound of Waves

    • 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.

    Non-member price: $28.94

    • In the Dojo

    • A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Beginning students in Japanese martial arts, such as karate, judo, aikido, iaido, kyudo, and kendo, learn that when they are in the dojo (the practice space), they must don their practice garb with ritual precision, address their teacher and senior students in a specific way, and follow certain unwritten but deeply held codes of behavior. But very soon they begin to wonder about the meaning behind the traditions, gear, and relationships in the dojo.

    • A Guide to the Rituals and Etiquette of the Japanese Martial Arts
    • By: Dave Lowry
    • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 03-03-2014
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Non-member price: $29.22

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      5 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Anonymous User on 11-01-2019

    Non-member price: $25.62

    • 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 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    Non-member price: $36.54

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