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The Art of War Audiobook

The Art of War

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Publisher's Summary

Written before Alexander the Great was born, this Chinese treatise on war has become one of the most influential works on the subject. Read widely in the east since its appearance 2,500 years ago, The Art of War first came to the west with a French Jesuit in 1782. It has been studied by generals from Napoleon to Rommel, and it is still required reading in most military academies of the world.

Although it was meant to be a practical guide to warfare in the age of chariots, many corporate and government leaders have successfully applied its lessons to battles in the modern dog-eat-dog world. Sun Tzu covers all aspects of war in his time, from strategy and tactics to the proper use of terrain and spies. In this version, Sun Tzu's lessons are brought to life with commentaries from ancient Chinese history, which illustrate both the philosophy and the principles of his teachings.

© and (P)2002 Tantor Media, Inc. Originally published in 1910.

What the Critics Say

"Scott Brick's steady, imperative tone conveys Sun Tzu's certainty. Shelly Frasier's smooth counterpoint (her reading of illustrative commentary from several sources) balances Brick's pronouncements. Transitions between the two are flawless, and the quick march towards success is maintained." (AudioFile)

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    Jason Covey 10-23-16
    Jason Covey 10-23-16 Member Since 2011
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    "☆☆☆☆"

    I like that what might seem obvious is pointed out and made clear what mistakes can be made in warfare.
    I love how deception is described and made clear how it will be utilized.
    The voice acting could've tried to be more involving but I am glad it did not distract from the matter of the book.
    I would recommend this unabridged version that includes examples of the rules set forth.

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    Thomas 06-15-16
    Thomas 06-15-16
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    "Mistaken"

    Thought I was getting the long version didn't realize until after purchase otherwise outstanding work

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    Andrew 06-05-16
    Andrew 06-05-16
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    "Great structure"

    Scott Brick was great, as always. However, the book would have been hard going without the counterpoint of insights voiced by Shelly Frasier.

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    AHawkins 04-26-16
    AHawkins 04-26-16
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    "always good"

    This version of the art of war is clear, and gave me no issue on playback. great story for life. #COACHHAWK

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    Imre 03-20-16
    Imre 03-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "great book"

    Nice and clear with the right pace. I will listen to the book again, it was eye opening to hear such strategies

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    K. Foster Sacrametno, CA 07-18-15
    K. Foster Sacrametno, CA 07-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow, this was a Mistake"
    What would have made The Art of War better?

    Unless you are looking for a book to help you fall asleep at night, this isn't the book for you.


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

    none


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    Goran 04-17-15
    Goran 04-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Outdated info"

    There are several timeless principles and a bunch of outdated information. it is also too short l.

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    Jarvis 01-29-15
    Jarvis 01-29-15
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    "Loved it!"

    Great audio, never read the book. Definitely going to listen to it over and over again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Datorres0059 12-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Simply Excellent"
    What did you like best about this story?

    If you are studying history of past wars, this book may shed some insight as to what may go through a General's mind during battle.

    The best part about this book is that you can listen to this book over and over again and still learn something new every time.


    Any additional comments?

    Scott and Shelly read the story very well and at a nice pace. This made taking notes easy.

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    Nicholas Williams 09-05-14 Member Since 2016
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    "It was just okay"
    Would you try another book from Sun Tzu and/or Scott Brick and Shelly Frasier ?

    I would not.


    Would you recommend The Art of War to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. I could sum the book up in there words; preparation, planning, and anticipation.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick and Shelly Frasier ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never.


    Did The Art of War inspire you to do anything?

    Nope.


    Any additional comments?

    It seems like a book business people "read" to appear more intelligent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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