• The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (910 ratings)

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By: Sun Tzu
Narrated by: Mel Foster
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Publisher's Summary

The Art of War dates back to the fifth century BC, and is an ancient Chinese military handbook. Attributed to the intelligent military strategist Sun Tzu, the title of the work is Master Sun's Rules of Warfare when literally translated from Chinese. The book contains 13 chapters, each of which are dedicated to a single aspect of warfare strategy. Emperor Shenzong of Song deemed it the most important of China's Seven Military Classics in 1080 and it is still one of the most influential strategy texts in East Asia. Leaders such as Mao Zedong, General Douglas MacArthur, and General Vo Nguyen Giap are said to have drawn inspiration from Sun Tzu's famous work.

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Straight forward translation

Don't expect full context this is just the straight forward translation of Sun Tzu classic.

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Robotic Narration

Listening to this was almost as painful as listening to my car's google maps. Which is why I have it on mute now. I can't mute an audio book though.
I was very surprised that someone thought this was a publishable narration.
This is the first audio book that I've ever rated less than four stars.

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you have to read or hear more than once

it is a good book but gets better with multiple read's, to be able to interpret it for more modern day application

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Thank you

Thank you Mel Foster for reading this book to me. You did a great job. I have heard about this book for many years, but just never picked it up, or had the time to read it.

I can see why this book has stuck around through the years.


I requested this book, and have voluntarily left this review.

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war at its best

Great narration of a stunning book about warfare and strategy. I really enjoyed listening to it.

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speed up play time

guy talks real slow. listen at 1.25x speed. story ok. not as good as hoped

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Bad voice

The voice was soo bad an monote it ruined the book completely and made a great book a bad history class to sleep it

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old strategy in the new world might be useful.

I'm sure the translation is done well and I enjoyed listening to this while learning some older but still solid words on ware strategy. some say these words can be used in other ways and I intend to attempt to use them if I can figure it out. well done.

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Eyes open

Relevant to life as a whole. I've been using most of these tactics prior to listening

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Sun Tzu the way you expected

It's as the title states. it's Sun Tzu's words brought to life. Interesting work that could be used in everyday life but even more so in war

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Happy

I have been wanting to read this book for a while so was very happy to get it in audio and enjoyed listening to it. I liked the narrator

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