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The Art of War Audiobook

The Art of War

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Publisher's Summary

The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

Aidan Gillen - who has learned a thing or two about strategy through his roles as skilled manipulator Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish (Game of Thrones) and ambitious politician Tommy Carcetti (The Wire) - brilliantly performs this ancient classic. His experience in portraying insightful and, at times, cunning characters makes him a natural fit for this ancient collection of battlefield epigrams whose influence has grown tremendously in the modern world.

Public Domain (P)2015 Audible Inc.

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    Angelina PM 04-14-15
    Angelina PM 04-14-15
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    "Aidan Gillen needs to narrate more books"
    What made the experience of listening to The Art of War the most enjoyable?

    The narration


    What did you like best about this story?

    The simplicity, the sensibility that Sun Tzu brought to chaotic war.


    Which character – as performed by Aidan Gillen – was your favorite?

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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Please have Aidan Gillen narrate The Prince next, and really anything else. This man could read a phone book and I'd pay for it.

    48 of 51 people found this review helpful
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    coppertin 04-24-15
    coppertin 04-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great performance"

    This ancient text may apply to many people's work. Anyone who works in a competitive environment can benefit from it, even if only a little. Even if you can't benefit from it, this work might help the listener to understand historical works dealing with wars better.

    The reading is excellent. Aidan Gillen does a great job reading the text. I don't know if it's because I've been watching Game of Thrones for four seasons, but it sounds like he's using a kind of Littlefinger voice here, which adds to the effect. I'd recommend this audiobook to pretty much anyone, even if they don't have an army.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    G. Parish 05-31-16
    G. Parish 05-31-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A classic text, read well"

    This is a classic text and the narrator fit it well. If you are interested in strategy this is a required text.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Molly Mcdermott westfield, nj 05-27-15
    Molly Mcdermott westfield, nj 05-27-15
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    "Clever and extremely enjoyable"

    Stroke of genius having Aidan Gillen read Art of War. His gentle Irish brogue is tough yet alluring. And as a fan of GoT, I can see Littlefinger conspiring over this document and making these words his own. Well done!

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Scott Craig 04-12-15
    Scott Craig 04-12-15
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    "Enjoyed this reading."

    Enjoyed the reading. Very well presented!👍👍. Was thankful for the AUDIBLE 50% SPRING cleaning sale. Thank you for the presentation

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Mathias 05-27-15
    Mathias 05-27-15
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    "Littlefinger brings it home"

    Aidan Gillen delivers a great performance and keeps the listener interested and engaged through out the entire book!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Reams 08-30-16
    Alex Reams 08-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "BANE?"

    He was a big guy for me.

    And he had a lotta loyalty for a hired gun.

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    E. 07-14-15
    E. 07-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book"

    the book is very well read. I had an easy time listening. Thank you Audible.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A. Dykstra Chicago, IL 05-06-15
    A. Dykstra Chicago, IL 05-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Much still applies today in the corporate world"

    I didn't know what to expect when I began listening, but have been pleasantly surprised by how much of this book can still apply to today's corporate world. Knowing yourself as well as your enemy will allow you to win a thousand battles ... the five fatal flaws of a general ... how to treat your soldiers ... even the use of spies. Good stuff packed into a small book.

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    Scott 05-05-15
    Scott 05-05-15
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    "Scintillating"

    A tale of wonder, godspeed Tsu, I applaud your life and words. May you always keep the high ground, even in death.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Rex Osafo-Asare
    8/23/16
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    "Timeless Reading at its best"

    Aiden Gillen does a great job of narrating this classic. Many are the transferable tactics, strategies and mindset towards any business, political or economic venture worth pursuing. Definitely worth investing in!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan Lloyd
    7/3/17
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    "Inspiring"

    I really enjoyed this. Excellent book and Aiden Gillen an inspired choice as narrator. Full marks all round

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P. Duffield
    2/4/17
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    "Very Informative and Excellent Performance"

    Didn't recognise the actor's name but when I recognised him I thought it was an excellent choice. He has a very dry and engaging voice.

    It was quite informative and I like all the definitions e.g. intersecting ground. I think I'll have to listen to this again so that all the points sink in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    11/10/17
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    "Great Read"

    Can be applied in all situations for success very good choice of narrator on the hole a unexpected success

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lewis
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    10/30/17
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    "Aidan Gillen Triumphs!"

    A great listen to the much quoted and much discussed book. Fairy short compared to my average listen but it was our so worth it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/29/17
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    "loved it"

    ive got the book and have read it several times but audio book is amazing simply because i can listen on the way to work, walking the dog ect well worth the money.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    10/5/17
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    "Worth the read"

    It has some great principles in such a short read and Aidan Gillen has the perfect voice for this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • susan jahans
    8/18/17
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    "The Art Of War"

    Littlefinger himself explaining the art of war, such perfection. Well, the strategies taught have landed me a many great things and will earn me many more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Osman
    8/8/17
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    "art of war"

    intriguing content and appropriate voice for story deserves multiple listens, why do I have to expand my review needlessly in order to post it audible?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Keith Griffiths
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    6/5/17
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    "very good."

    my only issue is that it's short, but very good... an interesting read. Slightly inspired to read more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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