This is the complete text of The Art of War, one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy in the world. It has also been applied to business and managerial strategies. The translation, by Lionel Giles, is considered one of the best available.
This unabridged edition of The Art of War includes only the most essential translator's notes so that the words and thoughts of Sun Tzu may be easily understood.
(P)2009 Jimcin Recordings
The material is just the basics of the sayings, which is what was expected.
The narrator, however, reads so slowly, that if my iPod didn't have a
This ... book.... sounds.... like.... it... was.... narrated.... by.... a.... alzheimers.... patient.... It's almost like the narrator was trying to extend the material out and it was very annoying. Almost like how Diane Rehm talks. The content of the book was boring enough as it is. The whole book can be summarized in: Be prepared, do the opposite of what your enemy thinks you are going to do, and don't underestimate your enemy.
This reads like an antiquated and ambiguous combat manual. I was expecting more on ancient tactics that might be applicable to current situations. Lots of repetition and contradictions.
Less ambiguity, less contradictions.
No. His slight Boston accent is grating over time. Also the echoes from the room he recorded in are distracting.
The content of this book cries out for note-taking, underlining, and pauses for reflection. I wouldn't choose this in audible format again. It's not the fault of the narrator or Sun Tzu, it's just not good material to try to absorb solely by listening.
I was very disappointed with the presentation of the narrator. I have read this book on several occasions, and thought I would learn something new by listening to it. I was nearly sleep within the first 10 minutes of listening to the narrator.
I ordered this book because my daughter wanted it. She heard it was a really good book. After about 15min of listening she found it was not at all what she had expected and never finished the book.
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