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The Art of War | [Sun Tzu]

The Art of War

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 tranaslaton, by Lionel Giles is considered one of the best available. This unabridged editon 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.
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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 tranaslaton, by Lionel Giles is considered one of the best available.

This unabridged editon 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

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    Rebecca Lakewood, CO, United States 03-31-13
    Rebecca Lakewood, CO, United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2009

    Love to read, and Audible has made the two-hour daily commute enjoyable!

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    So many people and leadership books have quote "The Art of War" that I felt it deserved a read.

    Now I can nod sagely when somebody quotes it. As far as what I got for leading others - I did get one gem - The Five Dangerous Faults - Recklessness, Cowardice, hasty Temper, Delicacy of Honor (shame), and Over Solicitude for Men.

    Horrible narrator. It was a blessing it only lasted 1 hour, 16 minutes, and only cost about $2.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Corey Cassavant Milwaukee, WI 04-26-13
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    "Dry as a bone."
    What disappointed you about The Art of War?

    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.


    What could Sun Tzu have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less ambiguity, less contradictions.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Roberts’s performances?

    No. His slight Boston accent is grating over time. Also the echoes from the room he recorded in are distracting.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Toni Cathedral City, CA, United States 09-17-12
    Toni Cathedral City, CA, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Not a Good Book for the Audible Format"

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jundi Warner Robins, Georgia, United States 09-15-12
    Jundi Warner Robins, Georgia, United States 09-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    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.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew JACKSON, MI, United States 04-22-11
    Andrew JACKSON, MI, United States 04-22-11
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    "I can save you some time..."

    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.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    J Riverton, WV, United States 01-31-12
    J Riverton, WV, United States 01-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not what was expected"

    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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