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The Art of War Audiobook

The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu

The timeless original text; required listening for anyone interested in strategy. This is a work of subtlety and paradox that shows the way to a clean and aesthetic triumph. Sun Tzu insisted that a skilled warrior observes, calculates, outwits, and outmaneuvers an adversary, and in doing so averts the destruction of battle.
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The timeless original text; required listening for anyone interested in strategy. This is a work of subtlety and paradox that shows the way to a clean and aesthetic triumph. Sun Tzu insisted that a skilled warrior observes, calculates, outwits, and outmaneuvers an adversary, and in doing so averts the destruction of battle.

Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media

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    Anonymous 05-26-15
    Anonymous 05-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Get the shorter version of the Art of War"

    I thought 2 hours would be a more comprehensive look at the art of war, but no it's not that. The other half is an hour/longer zen soundtrack with most of the tracks sounding alike eventually.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Speren 12-05-15
    Speren 12-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Musical Interlude"

    The music that they used to pad out the run time was good, but unexpected. The actual book ended at around chapter 13 or 14.

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    KalEL indianapolis, IN, United States 09-09-15
    KalEL indianapolis, IN, United States 09-09-15 Member Since 2013

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    "No. NO.. NOOO!"

    Mary poppins reading and half book is chinese music.
    hated this version.
    returning and checking into another version.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. ODONNELL Philadelphia, PA 07-21-15
    J. ODONNELL Philadelphia, PA 07-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Shorter than I expected"

    They fill time with about 10 tracks worth of pan flute music after the content ends. Still worth a dollar though, I guess.

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    Erik Mossberg 09-02-15
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    "No music please"

    The last 10 chapters are recordings of flute music. Why? It did not add to the experience.

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    Versoix, Switzerland
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    "About as useful as a fortune cookie"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who enjoy abstractions, pretend war play and have some time to kill. This is as serious answer as I can bring myself to provide, flower power images come to mind.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sun Tzu again?

    No


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator was OK


    What character would you cut from The Art of War?

    There are no characters in this book (is this a metaphysical question?)


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy this book - it requires serious help for comprehension. Rather purchase a commented version or one that ventures interpretations such as The Art of War for Women.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. S. P. Treeton
    Cheshire, UK
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    "this isn't an audio book it's a pamphlet"
    What disappointed you about The Art of War?

    the wind pipes, this story is about an hour long, the rest is pipe music.


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

    its no reflection on Sun Tzu,


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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