The Art of War

Read by Moira Fogarty

(4.5 stars; 4390 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)


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


Excellent reading

(5 stars)

Librivox version exceeds all other audible books I've listened to. The translation was easy to follow and the voice remain clear, stable, and with a good flow. To be honest, this classic book could be a challenge for westerners but the Librovox creation totally nailed it. A great source for self-learning and generating discussions.

the art of war

(5 stars)

A wonderfully interesting book thoroughly enjoyed It. Sun Tzu explains the geographical knowledge, psychology and strategy required to be a successful General in the Art of war all beautifully read by Moira Fogarty .

great listen

(5 stars)

This was so far the best audio book. Very clear recording. It was also a very interesting book. I've been wanting to read it for a long time and finally completed it. it's also not a very long book to listen to which also was nice.

Thought Provoking

(5 stars)

Very thought provoking book! I had trouble understanding it all so I will definitely reread or hear it again. There are many valuable principles taught in it that really got me thinking about my own life. The author is a pure genius. The reader did a great job as well!


(5 stars)

I am normally not an avid reader, and may read a book for a few chapters then get disinterested. But this one I didn't want to stop until the last page. A MUST READ!!


(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.

Pretty literal

(5 stars)

I was surprised it how literally the subject of war was portrayed. This book would be very useful about a century ago, when the the world was plagued with medieval warfare. It would also help your Total War game. Overall, very interesting read.

Well read and easy to understand.

(5 stars)

Title says it all. The reading was clear and at a comfortable pace. The subject matter was fantastic in it's own right and I can definitely see how wisdom of Sun Zi could be used in everyday life. Highly recommended.