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The Art of War Audiobook

The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Amazon Customer 05-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good reading but I don't think that is the whole book"

    The man who read this did very well and I found it quit information. But the entire last half of the book was music. A bad modern recreation of traditional Chinese music that may or may not have been written about war. So don't buy this book but look for the author. This is the first time this type of thing has happened to me in audible and I have listened to more than 200 hours with them so don't take this as a bash on audible!

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    J.B. Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 04-14-16
    J.B. Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States 04-14-16 Member Since 2009

    Reading, the arts and physical activity clarify, explain, illustrate, and interpret life’s goods and bads.

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    "Endless Metaphors for Life"

    The Art of War, Written by: Sun Tzu, Narrated by: Mike Borris. This is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC, and the memoirs of a masterful general. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. You are taught strategies and then provided histories of how the elemental tactics were deployed for the overall stratagem.

    One must be interested in learning about the competitive nature of life, contending therein and winning to find value in the memoir. If you see worth in such leaning then this is a study you can read and enjoy as it has much valued perceptions on combat and therein life.

    This is a study, akin in depth and strategic importance as is The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli. You will read each and consider and return in a few years and reread and continue to learn more each visit. Its knowledge is endless.

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    jordan 04-11-16
    jordan 04-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Ending of book"

    The ending was weird! 30 minutes of flute music that just kept going and going. Overall good classic!

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    Ryan Cameron 03-26-16
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    "Eh"

    The music that lasted for multiple chapters at the end was not worth it.

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    Jeffrey 01-17-16
    Jeffrey 01-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Music?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book is good until they start playing music as filler or something to eat time.


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    Adam 07-25-15
    Adam 07-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic comes to life"

    I enjoy this classic over and over. It's simple in presentation but powerful information. Even if you have read it give it a listen. I love the journey my mind takes every time I hear it!

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    Marcus 06-06-15
    Marcus 06-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "It's essentially a several minute long summary."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It being an actual book instead of a summary with hours of music afterwards.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sun Tzu again?

    Sun Tzu is great, whoever released this garbage is not.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It's a tight summary of an actual book.


    Any additional comments?

    I would enjoy getting the money spent on this credited back to me.

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    TLangemeier 05-19-15
    TLangemeier 05-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A worthwhile read"

    Overall a great book. Some of the concepts in the book can be applied to everyday interactions in dealing with people. Helpful in creating a greater sense of mindfulness & being able to manage relationships more strategically.

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    Mark Hutchinson 03-31-15
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    "Should be refunded for this - do not buy!"

    50+mins of music. The story takes less than 45 minutes to listen to and then there's nearly/over an hour of music. If I'd have known this, I doubt I would've purchased.

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    alex 03-26-15
    alex 03-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Nice"

    Loved it
    The best very well read and one of my favs of all time would def recommend to friends

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