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Golf in the Kingdom

Lu par : John Hannah
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Hailed as a classic when it first appeared in 1972, Michael Murphy's novel combines an amiable Zen mysticism with what many consider the very mystical - and sometimes downright frustrating - sport of golf. At its center is the charming guru of the Scottish links, Shivas Irons, whose instruction is as pertinent in life as it is on the course. After a long wait, this shamanic golf pro reappeared for the follow-up novel, The Kingdom of Shivas Irons.

©1998 Michael Murphy (P)1998 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, A Division of Random House, Inc.

Critiques

"Murphy's book is going to alter many visions." ( New York Times Book Review)
"[Murphy has] put a lot of fine thoughts together here, most gracefully, and the book should have a long and prosperous life." (Joseph Campbell)

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  • 06/08/2018

a golf story that is good for the soul

I've always loved the book. The audible version is got a bit of character that you can't exactly place but sounds perfectly familiar ever read the text. I recommend it for anyone who's the serious golfer

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07/02/2017

If you love golf......

Great narrator. Even better story line
Was referred by a friend as a book but Audible did it justice

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  • R. Sanchez
  • 23/10/2016

Well Written But Too Mystical

This book is really well written and an enjoyable read. It definitely has some literary merit. It is also a great reminder of the spiritual side of golf, as well as a call not to think of the game as Western culture thinks of the world: overly technical, scientistic, or mechanistic. Great golf, Murphy suggests, does not boil down to technique. Instead, it is a microcosm of the world, life, psychology; it is a chance to improve yourself along with your game, or at least a chance to better understand yourself. It's almost a hymn to the poetry of the game with some great poetry of its own.

That said, it spends a lot of time - too much for me - on mysticism, what it calls "true gravity," para psychology, metaphysics (not the stuff of Western philosophy but the stuff of crystals and astrology), self help, and so forth. In that sense, it's almost like its theme (golf) is secondary and inconsequential to the main substance of the book (basically, I'm guessing whatever they teach at the Esalen Institute, which was co-founded by the author). I bet the author could have written the same exact book about any other sport or mystical experience.

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  • Steven Hemenover
  • 12/02/2016

Mind blown

The first two thirds of the book was great. He kind of lost me at the end. Overall a good book.

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  • David
  • 09/08/2009

golf in the kingdom

golf the way golf should be.

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  • Baumerx20
  • 06/10/2015

Excellent book to read. Audio book listen is Odd.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No. While the book is a golf classic, I think it was silly to cast a Scottish sounding performer to read the book clearly written by an American.

Would you be willing to try another one of John Hannah’s performances?

Why would they select a Scottish sounding performer when the book is clearly written by an American? It is very strange to listen to the book(I have read a couple times) be read by a Scottish sounding person.

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