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Any additional comments?
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.
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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.
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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.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The bible of Strategy and Tactics. A must read for anyone who approach to games business and life is strategy
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
with the exception of the 40+ minutes of the audio book that is just BS music at the end.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
It is not the full version of the book and the last half hour is only some knockoff inauthentic attempt of "Chinese" music!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up The Art of War in three words, what would they be?
Buy the hardcover.
Would you listen to The Art of War again? Why?
Not this one.
What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Give me the full version of the book, and not add unrelatable music at the end.
What about Mike Borris's performance did you like?
Solid, best part of this production.
Any additional comments?
Get the version narrated by Aidan Gillen.
All the flutes at the end irritated me because I wanted to learn the art of war not the art of playing a flute to an audience that thinks they are listening to the art of war.
not original. many chapters of just music. do not recommend this book. the print version is better
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
all was well till music started why is there music it's stupid and I wasted a credit on .
...and never managed to stay awake until the end. Perfect for insomnia, sleeping in an unfamiliar place, power napping & relaxation. It is so soothing.
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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