Someone one graciously recorded Basho’s 奥の細道 oku no hoso michi and it is being offered at Gutenberg as a free MP3 download.
At the store, we have this book which is a bilingual collection of Basho’s Narrow Road to Oku haiku poems. The artwork is simply awesome. We currently have it on sale for $18.25.
I didn’t intend to make this a big plug for a book at the store, but reading it while listening to the Gutenberg recordings sounds like a good idea. I am pretty sure the book is unabridged; The set of haiku isn’t very large, but it is possible the book may leave something out. I am not at the office otherwise I’d take a peak. (excuses, excuses)