We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Art of War Audiobook

The Art of War: The Strategy of Sun Tzu

Regular Price:$4.19
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (712 )
5 star
 (241)
4 star
 (225)
3 star
 (164)
2 star
 (47)
1 star
 (35)
Overall
3.9 (637 )
5 star
 (254)
4 star
 (173)
3 star
 (142)
2 star
 (42)
1 star
 (26)
Story
3.8 (636 )
5 star
 (211)
4 star
 (199)
3 star
 (152)
2 star
 (40)
1 star
 (34)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Christopher 02-04-17
    Christopher 02-04-17 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "good narration"

    good stuff. very interesting as usual. could do without the music in the last half

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pascal 10-31-16
    Pascal 10-31-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Half of the book is flute?"

    I was surprised when I saw that this audio book has 2 parts: The actual book and then a series of flute songs. Maybe worth the price, but there are definitely better books to buy with your Audible credits...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    George B. 06-16-16
    George B. 06-16-16 Member Since 2016

    Traveler in search of further Light.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "an oldie but a goodie, this was a fascinating read"

    an oldie but a goodie this was a fascinating read I think others would really enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Richie Kay 06-16-16
    Richie Kay 06-16-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "short but loaded..."

    almost every single sentence is quotable...will listen over and over till I master...can be applied in life and business as in war....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christian 06-11-16
    Christian 06-11-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The last few chapters are just pan flute music."

    I'm not sure why someone would do this other than to make the run time seem longer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 05-23-16 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J.B. 04-14-16
    J.B. 04-14-16

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

    HELPFUL VOTES
    518
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    188
    183
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    20
    21
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    jordan 04-11-16
    jordan 04-11-16 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Ending of book"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ryan Cameron 03-26-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Eh"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jeffrey 01-17-16
    Jeffrey 01-17-16 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Eric Dale
    7/21/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Half book is music & adds nothing"

    The spoken content was very educational. The Music was not and adds nothing of use.
    The make is poorly designed

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • james
    5/23/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I like it but wft"

    all was well till music started why is there music it's stupid and I wasted a credit on .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kisag_queen
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    10/7/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I have listened so many times..."

    ...and never managed to stay awake until the end. Perfect for insomnia, sleeping in an unfamiliar place, power napping & relaxation. It is so soothing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mudar Bahri
    United States, California
    1/15/12
    Overall
    "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.

    1 of 11 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.