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The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu | [Sun Tzu]

The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu

This timeless text is required listening for any business person or athlete interested in strategy. It includes a soundtrack entitled "The Mysterious Sound of Wind In the Bamboo", a 43-minute collection of Zen-inspired Japanese music by the Matsu Take Ensemble.
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This timeless text is required listening for any business person or athlete interested in strategy. It includes a soundtrack entitled "The Mysterious Sound of Wind In the Bamboo", a 43-minute collection of Zen-inspired Japanese music by the Matsu Take Ensemble.

Public Domain (P)2011 Trout Lake Media

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    Kwinsee Garden Grove, CA, United States 07-23-12
    Kwinsee Garden Grove, CA, United States 07-23-12
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    "Surprise change"
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    The actual voice of narration is NOT the one in the sample nor is it as good. Although the voice in the actual narration was ok, the voice in the sample was what got me to buy it.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Willy Port Isabel, TX, United States 05-26-12
    Willy Port Isabel, TX, United States 05-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Mandatory Book for All"

    A bass teacher I had the pleasure of studying under suggested I pick up a copy of “The Art of War”. That was seventeen years ago and since that time has been a fixture in my stacks. I tend to give this one away each time I cross paths with one who needs the introduction. These encounters have taken place fairly often and as a result I’ve owned several different translations. The last hard copy was purchased shortly after I was informed that my services as a husband would no longer be required.

    If you are one of that reads and writes in-depth critiques on various translations then this review will be of little use. However, if you are on the same quest as I, that being to find the perfect recorded reading of “The Art of War”, then this may review may help you to decide between all the ones available. The content is solid so are my opinions will be focused on the narrator.

    First and foremost, I really liked the narrator because he sounds brutal and speaks with authority. I enjoyed listening to the guy and plan to revisit his reading several more times. However, this is not the holy recording of Sun Tzu. It is way too freaking fast.

    As you know or soon find out, this book is heavy and damn near every single word counts. That being the case, the narrator has way too rapid of an attack for my mind. It’s good as a quick listen and it’s cheap which, to be honest, was the main reason for my purchase. Just be prepared to stop and rewind many many times and if you pick this one. It’s kind of like inorganic chemistry, if you daydream for a second you will miss something extremely vital to your success and possibly your livelihood itself.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    frank Belleville, MI, United States 11-28-11
    frank Belleville, MI, United States 11-28-11 Member Since 2010
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    I was disappointed. Most of all because there was no 45 minute music portion that was discribed in the book details... sorry but dont waste your time....

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Reading Tyme Santa Cruz, CA USA 07-13-13
    Reading Tyme Santa Cruz, CA USA 07-13-13 Member Since 2005

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    "Didn't need the music"
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    a nice reading of the Art of War, but fully half the download is just music. Which seems like a waste of time/space/effort to me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Chesapeake, VA, United States 08-06-12
    Aaron Chesapeake, VA, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Must Read... though the voice is a bit..."

    The bible of Strategy and Tactics. A must read for anyone who approach to games business and life is strategy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amos Brumble westerly, R.I. United States 05-15-12
    Amos Brumble westerly, R.I. United States 05-15-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Great ideas for a low price"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It is missing the sound track from the audio so adding that would be nice. I also found that by speeding up the audio 2x made for a smoother reading.


    What does Mike Borris bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I probably would not spend the time to read it. I might find it to repetitive in the written form and skip some parts.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 06-29-14
    Amazon Customer United States 06-29-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Fascinating insight into a great leader's mind"
    What did you love best about The Art of War?

    The way the information was broken down. No long, winding explanations of the steps Sun Tzu believed were necessary to be successful. Just small, bite-sized nuggets of insightful information and strategy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Appreciating the fact that information in "The Art of War" is still used today, thousands of years later.


    Have you listened to any of Mike Borris’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't so I can't credibly make any comparisons between his works.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No real extreme reactions. A lot of "wows" when hearing the strategies.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe this book is a must for those in the cutthroat world of business and athletics. My work is not in those arenas so there aren't a great deal of ideas that I can utilize. It was a fascinating listen nonetheless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anniepoo Indiana 03-07-14
    Anniepoo Indiana 03-07-14 Member Since 2012

    just myself

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    "Edition narrated by Mike Borris"

    Shows length as 1:50. Text is about half the length. When you get to about chapter 25, annoying flute music starts playing, and that is all there is to the end of the book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Austin, TX, United States 02-21-14
    Edward Austin, TX, United States 02-21-14 Member Since 2012

    Jack of all trades, but expert at none. Newest and lates adventure is learning to fly and rebuilding my business.

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    "Really"

    Is this really the book people talk about? Most of this information is simple to come up with. nothing ground breaking.

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    Robert A. Bernard Jr Lehigh Acres, Florida USA 12-18-13
    Robert A. Bernard Jr Lehigh Acres, Florida USA 12-18-13 Listener Since 2004

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    "One of the Classics"
    Would you listen to The Art of War again? Why?

    This is a classic book that I kept postponing until now. Interesting read but a one time read for me. The performance was really good by Mike Borris.


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  • Mudar
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    1/15/12
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    "Not for me"

    The book is very famous and talks about itself, however, and as a non-native English speaker I faced serious difficulties in listening and understanding this book. I'm a member with Audible and I download a new book every month, but this is the only one I had difficulties in listening to.

    Perhaps my 1 start rating is unfair because I have not listened to the book, but I cannot give more.

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