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  • The Art of War [Blackstone Version]

  • By: Sun-Tzu, translation by John Minford
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver, Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture, a lucid epigrammatic text that reveals as much about human psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. The influence of Sun-Tzu's text has grown tremendously in the West in recent years, with military leaders, politicians, and corporate executives alike finding valuable insight in these ancient words.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A so-so read that could of been improved

  • By Francis on 30-05-06

A so-so read that could of been improved

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-06

As a fan of this book this was the first book i bought from Audible, thinking it would be good to listen to at uni and whilest driving.

While the text is itself ancient, it is still highly relevant to todays society, and is indeed still used in the likes of Japan for large companies.

However, much to my disapointment, Lorna Raver is a dead narrator, in that there is no life in her words. She sounds like a mavhine reading from rote, which sadly destroys a lot of the enjoyment that can come from this text.

Equally dismaying is that this is indeed the best version of audio book ive found, hence me giving it 3 stars. If you can put up with the narrators lifeless and dull single tone voice, its worth getting.

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