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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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    "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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Egbuson 14/11/2016
    Tim Egbuson 14/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "My First Book! ...just love it."

    very good book!
    very good reader!
    on my second read through.
    I imagine it's far from my last.
    thank you!

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    Mr 11/11/2016
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    "Gripping"

    Great narration and very interesting book. Can be easily applied to social conditions within modern society. Some things are obvious and feels a like self help.. no stigma attached to this one though.. worth a listen!

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    Zoot 22/10/2016
    Zoot 22/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Unusual accent, great delivery."
    Where does The Art of War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty good


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Art of War?

    Clear story and engaging narrative.


    Have you listened to any of Aidan Gillen’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really


    Any additional comments?

    I was initially a little unsure of the Irish accent reading such an old piece of asian origin, raising questions of experiential authenticity. The delivery was so good however that these initial concerns were set aside. Very much enjoyed listening.

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    David Edmunds 06/10/2016
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    "Sun Tzu said. This is most enlightening"

    A great piece of work for those who study military history. Relevant to other more general areas of life. Recommended.

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    "Awesome I I I I I I i I I I I i I I I I v a"

    Ka number number is the only one who has been flagged as spam show me the truth of the world of is that the is a good day at work now so I can do it for me to come to the is a good day at work now so will I be able and willing to take a pic on Facebook and Twitter is a bit of the is the best thing to say that the

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    Patrick 13/06/2016
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    "Every success starts with good strategy"

    Excellent strategy book. Can be adapted to suite context.
    Brilliantly narrated, I highly recommended this book.

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    Andrei Berechet New York 08/06/2016
    Andrei Berechet New York 08/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Simple and to the point"

    Maybe a bit too prescriptive and stating the obvious for today's world, but don't think that was the case back in the day.

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    "Very interesting, short and engaging"

    I am going to listen to it a secret time maybe even more. It's a very short audible with a lot on interesting information so it's a lot to take in. I think the second time I will be able to fully digest what is being expressed.

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    cmj123 14/04/2016
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    "very interesting thinking philosophy"

    I found the book quite challenging and inspiring. Is life like a war? If yes, this book helps!

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  • Angelina R.
    SF Bay Area, CA
    14/04/15
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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?

    ...


    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.

    40 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • coppertin
    24/04/15
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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.

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Scott Craig
    MN USA
    12/04/15
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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

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Molly Mcdermott
    westfield, nj
    27/05/15
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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!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • G. Parish
    31/05/16
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A. Dykstra
    Chicago, IL
    06/05/15
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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.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    07/04/16
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    "Narrated wonderfully"

    A great listen . The narrative was excellent, I did not lose interest or feel it was monotone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • E.
    14/07/15
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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
  • Mathias
    27/05/15
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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!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • 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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