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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ethan Hawke Narrator: Alessandro Nivola Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2015 ISBN: 9781511324601
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From Ethan Hawke, four-time Academy Award nominee—twice for writing and twice for acting—an unforgettable fable about a father’s journey and a timeless guide to life’s many questions.

A knight, fearing he may not return from battle, writes a letter to his children in an attempt to leave a record of all he knows. In a series of ruminations on solitude, humility, forgiveness, honesty, courage, grace, pride, and patience, he draws on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time.

His intent: to give his children a compass for a journey they will have to make alone, a short guide to what gives life meaning and beauty.

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  • “A guide for living an upright and noble life.”

    New Yorker

  • “Philosophy lovers will enjoy the Eastern and Western philosophical musings, but everyone will enjoy the touching story line.”

    Metro (London)

  • “Entertaining and insightful.”

    Buffalo News (New York)

  • “A deliciously digestible read…Read this book. You’ll be reminded of just how powerful simple gestures can be when they’re fueled by passion and purpose.”

    Free Lance-Star (Virginia)

  • “Alessandro Nivola’s soft, cultured voice delivers the rules, along with stories and examples that illuminate them…Nivola uses grandfatherly tones—melodious, deep, and enchanting—to draw listeners in. Using lyrical tones, he becomes the knight who writes his timeless advice for his sleeping heirs. Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Hawke pens a heartwarming, medieval tale on ethics… an easy and endearing read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] book of wisdom declaring life to be a gift.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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