The Art of War (Version 4)

Read by Bob Neufeld

(4.6 stars; 213 reviews)

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly considered to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. - Summary by Wikipedia (1 hr 8 min)


Part 1 35:34 Read by Bob Neufeld
Part 2 33:20 Read by Bob Neufeld


Reading that fits the text

(5 stars)

This seems to be the perfect English reader for this text. It's read with the kind of masculine tone that the text carries. It feels like you're receiving instructions from a war general.

Definitely one of my favourite books

(5 stars)

Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.

Well-read, surprisingly short

(4 stars)

A classic book, it’s very short and easy to listen to. This reader suited the text.

time to build an empire

(5 stars)

I know what to do when I take over my country.

Should be Version 1 , it is easily the best

(5 stars)

Truly magnificent and wisdom filled, one must listen to this quite a few to truly grasp it, I've a couple times more to go.

I can keep this version on the list

(4 stars)

I have read this book. It was nice to hear the audio while I work. Well read.

(5 stars)

Excellent reading voice. Good rhythm to speech and enunciation. Bob Neufeld has a voice and speech pattern that somewhat reminds me of Ian McKellen.

(5 stars)

Love the book and especially how it was read. Like a real General and very energetic.