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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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    Amazon Customer 23/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    P. Duffield 04/02/2017
    P. Duffield 04/02/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Informative and Excellent Performance"

    Didn't recognise the actor's name but when I recognised him I thought it was an excellent choice. He has a very dry and engaging voice.

    It was quite informative and I like all the definitions e.g. intersecting ground. I think I'll have to listen to this again so that all the points sink in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    susan jahans 18/08/2017
    susan jahans 18/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "The Art Of War"

    Littlefinger himself explaining the art of war, such perfection. Well, the strategies taught have landed me a many great things and will earn me many more.

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    Osman 08/08/2017
    Osman 08/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "art of war"

    intriguing content and appropriate voice for story deserves multiple listens, why do I have to expand my review needlessly in order to post it audible?

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    Jonathan Lloyd 03/07/2017
    Jonathan Lloyd 03/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Inspiring"

    I really enjoyed this. Excellent book and Aiden Gillen an inspired choice as narrator. Full marks all round

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    Keith Griffiths Glasgow 05/06/2017
    Keith Griffiths Glasgow 05/06/2017 Member Since 2015

    I design, develop, create, explore, build, innovate write and research.

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    "very good."

    my only issue is that it's short, but very good... an interesting read. Slightly inspired to read more.

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    ALEX 12/05/2017
    ALEX 12/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic and legendary"

    This legendary book that has made its way into mainstream media. With some handy tips that can be used in every day mental warfare like in playing chess. This short audiobook narrated by Aidan Gillen that is a joke on its own if you have seen him in game of thrones. Interaction and will make you read more than once to get the full picture.

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    Amazon Customer 18/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "When Littlefinger speaks, you have to listen"

    Perfect tone for such important lessons.
    A little bit faster reading for my taste, but I enjoy rewinding in any case.

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    Freddy 08/03/2017
    Freddy 08/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Very good!"

    this was an absolute wonder to listen to, the performance done by Aidan gillen tone and his art of talking delivers a very authoritative tone as one would should expect to receive by a teacher. Just exactly how it is intended to be read.

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    Michael C. 13/02/2017
    Michael C. 13/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "All Good But Shorter Than I Would Have Expected"

    Was thinking this would be a little more info!
    Clear and could listen to dude narrative again.
    Content wise again thought it would be more in depth but overall some good info to take away!

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  • Angelina PM
    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?

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    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.

    47 of 50 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.

    19 of 21 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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Molly Mcdermott
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    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!

    11 of 13 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

    10 of 12 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!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Alex Reams
    30/08/16
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    "BANE?"

    He was a big guy for me.

    And he had a lotta loyalty for a hired gun.

    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
  • 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.

    7 of 10 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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