The Art of War


Read by Moira Fogarty

(4.5 stars; 5295 reviews)

"The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. 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 both military planning and beyond. The Art of War has also been applied, with much success, to business and managerial strategies." (summary from Wikipedia)

(1 hr 12 min)

Chapters

01 - Laying Plans / 02 - Waging War 8:26 Read by Moira Fogarty
03 - Attack By Stratagem / 04 - Tactical Dispositions 7:45 Read by Moira Fogarty
05 - Energy / 06 - Weak Points and Strong 10:36 Read by Moira Fogarty
07 - Maneuvering / 08 - Variation in Tactics 8:50 Read by Moira Fogarty
09 - The Army on the March / 10 - Terrain 14:42 Read by Moira Fogarty
11 - The Nine Situations 12:56 Read by Moira Fogarty
12 - The Attack By Fire / 13 - The Use of Spies 8:59 Read by Moira Fogarty

Reviews

how to understand your enemy or opitsit

(5 stars)

I give it five stars for it is a book for worries that can understand what a man how as seen death and lived and conquer lands.

(5 stars)

Good read and good perspective of strategy in war. it provides a holistic view of the conditions to be reflected on and the balanced perspective of how a leader or general should strategize and also hold his ground and troops considering the physical elements of the fighting ground and emotional aspects of the soldiers or people in battleground. the book concludes on a good note that information is wealth and the uses of spies provides the information based on which a strategy can lead to a calculated Victory

Intriguing

(5 stars)

Very interesting. I can only imagine the success of the tactics and strategies discussed. I see many ways this book can be applied to other aspects of life and dealings with people and of oneself as apposed purely to war.

Beautiful, and full of wisdom.

(5 stars)

What can I say about this book? Well let me start off with saying Wow! Just Wow! I love this book. I have read this book more than six times, and it keeps getting better each time. A 2K year old book that brings multiple teachings and common sense to the table of warfare. It does not matter If you are are business owner in NYC, or a Green beret on an Op in Afghanistan, this book will teach you strategy and give you an insight on leading an army or just yourself. It will also (If you choose to) teach you spiritual motives, not as much so as Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings, it would seem that these two books would go together hand 'n hand. Overall great read and precise teachings. 6 out of 5 stars. Not to Forget Moira Fogarty, whom I just love to hear, I think did an excellent job of reading.

Very enlightening

(5 stars)

As the title says THE ART OF WAR but once you listen to it the book does make you think more about aspects of day to day life and it can aid you with a new out look on life.

Fantastic

(5 stars)

This book is outstanding and doesn't require you to have any specific understanding or prior interest in warfare. If you want to understand why Vietnam, Iraq etc. "failed" from the US side, start here. Very very well read. Thank you!

Too complicated for me

(3 stars)

Too much stuff to remember. I love Age of Empires, so I was looking for something like that. But maybe I've grown to old (34) to handle learning a new game with so many details. Plus, I'll never get used to games where so many things require spending actual money to unlock.

excellent text, and very well-read!

(5 stars)

this is a well-known classic both for leadership and for Warfare. The reader does an excellent job in terms of her consistency of voice proper tone. Highly recommended