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The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the sixth century BC by Sunzi. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time.  

The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy, and has had a huge influence on military planning and beyond. It had been credited with influencing Napoleon, the German General Staff, and even the planning of Operation Desert Storm. Leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong, Vo Nguyen Giap, and General Douglas MacArthur have claimed to have drawn inspiration from the work.

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Needs A Much Better Narrator

The number of mispronounced words was astonishing! And, the total lack of inflection and cadence deprived the text of added meaning and impact. Do what I failed to do and listen to the sample... of a different presentation of this book!

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If you like to listen to people reading lists, then this book is for you...

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hard to follow

I know this is considered one of the greats and maybe at some other point I like it

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A must read...know thy enemy!

This book was written long ago and still stands true today....listen carefully and compare to what is going on in our world.

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Mispronunciations of common words annoys me.

Several times throughout his reading, he mispronounces several words that most kids in middle school and high school know how to pronounce. I don't know of the reader knows English as his primary language, but it can be frustrating to hear him when the mispronunciations do pop up. I also do not like that he calls out each number instead of ignoring them and carrying on with the reading. Rarely does a reader even acknowledge the numeration with the physical book unless it is a book like an instruction manual.

I love Sun Tzu and the book is an interesting read to see how tactical analysis has evolved and how it has remained the same after all these years, but I would not recommend this audiobook to anyone.

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Performance was so-so. Does not come with chapters with commentary

I assumed this would come with the chapters providing commentary as the kindle version did.. alas it did not :(

Also, the performer messes up a few chapters on the line numbers, which is annoying when reading along. He also mispronounced many words and even misread words entirely.

I’d give him a 65-70% on his reading.

Great book though.

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Enjoyed it very much

I read along with the audio and took notes. that made it easier to understand later. I wii take the time and do it again. it was that short.

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Buy the book and follow along!

Reader does not pronounce certain words correctly; therefore, creating an opportunity for incomprehension of author's intended points. A firn grasp of word meanings, some historical knowledge , and the ability to mentally transpose old text meaning into modern reality would benefit the listener greatly. Personally have read several renditions in print form. Opinion: Audio books provide a great relaxing refresher of previously studied text. Osmosis doesn't work well for nonfiction works, even printed text have typos and convoluted sentence structures in today's world.

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The narrator pronounces words wrong, and outright misreads them frequently. I purchased the whispersinc version, so it was blatantly obvious when he was making a mistake.

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Interesting

I wasn't sure I would like this book, but I found it very interesting. There were some factors that I don't think are practiced anymore and that may be to our disadvantage.