The Art of War


Read by Moira Fogarty

(4.5 stars; 4826 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

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.

(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

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.

self explanitorygreat. a must read. applicable to all areas of

(5 stars)

excelent! this can be used in relatively all sorts of aspects of life. Very good read!

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.

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.

great tittle

(5 stars)

I enjoyed the many methods and wisdom in this book but I will have to read (listen to) it again there were something's that I didn't understand

Good narration

(5 stars)

This is the first audio book I have heard completely. And I feel like it is better than reading. The voice of the narrator is clear. The art of war is a masterpiece.