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The Art of War

By: Sun Tzu
Narrated by: Greg Wagland
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
Categories: Classics, Non-Fiction
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The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu. This version by Magpie Audio offers the original 13 chapters in their entirety. Stripped of all notes and commentary, it adopts the classic translation by Lionel Giles, dispenses with the numbering of paragraphs, and is read by British narrator and actor, Greg Wagland.

Public Domain (P)2012 Magpie Audio

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  • Godfrey Melhado
  • 10-06-2015

Great book

This book is an excellent read. You learn about strategy and mental combat. You can apply knowledge to modern living.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-03-2015

Loved this book on audible...

Because it allowed me to listen to a book I have always wanted to read. I never would have gotten to it otherwise.

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  • Mrgadgetz
  • 14-02-2016

Very enjoyable

I wanted to read The Art of War, admittedly to improve my mindset in terms of competitive play. The most interesting thing I can take away from this book is knowing the terrain in which you are competing against your opponent and assessing whether the appropriate tactic you are using is appropriate for that situation. It was a great short read and I hope to apply some of the tactics presented in this book.

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  • Margret M. Schlageter
  • 04-02-2020

Important

This is a book that would take multiple readings to understand . Everyone should at least try to read this book once.

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  • Blizz
  • 31-08-2019

used narrator

The voice was hard to understand, sounded british. Not my kind of book. Probably and most likely wont be seeing book again.

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  • Patrick Reeve Boyd
  • 11-02-2017

Best reader

He's got a beautiful British accent and he says it with great intensity and importance.

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  • Ashley
  • 03-01-2017

Amazing

Great book on strategy. He was a brilliant man. Great one for book club! A+

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  • Luann Keller
  • 01-03-2015

Good tactical thoughts

The ideas are dated but good strategy is important in all aspects of "battle." Knowing strategy and defense tactics seems profitable.

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  • nancy
  • 01-12-2015

Won't work

Every time I try to read it, it says it can not be read at all.

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  • Jose Angel Sanchez Castillejos
  • 23-04-2015

Not as good as you think

Maybe I just had the bar set too high.
I founded it too obvious. Not worth hearing at all. Piliot

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  • Suswati
  • 12-11-2016

A classic, still relevant for today

As a Chinese student, and having studied classical Chinese, Sunzi 孙子 is one of the fathers of Chinese history - his importance is incomparable and should be highlighted in modern times. The art of war is still relevant to all aspects of current governance and strategy. Just a quick mention though - it is pronounced "Soon za" not "San su".

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  • Sonal Chaudhary
  • 11-05-2020

great classic

worth listening to over and again. it's got great lessons of life and wisdom.