Art of War - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Sun Tzu, Ralph D. Sawyer (Translator), Joe Montegna (Narrator) Born over 2,400 years ago, warrior, thinker, and leader Sun Tzu lived during a time of great internecine conflict in China. A classic of Chinese literature, Art of War reveals the strategies, tactics, and insights that lead to success. Mastery of warfare and the maintenance of power are the most important values in Sun's philosophy ... more »-- without which there can be no peace or life. According to Sun, studying your enemy, detecting his weakness, allowing him to expose himself and then acting accordingly is the key to success. But, it is perhaps even more important to master the skill of winning without fighting. Sun's battle-proven strategies have been put into practice by countless leaders -- from Mao Tse-tung to Napoleon to the planners of Operation Desert Storm. Filled with practical wisdom and strategy Art of War is an indispensable guide for anyone who want an edge over the competition. With powerful narration by Joe Mantegna, listeners are sure to be destined for greatness with this book.
Unabridged - 4 CDs - 5 hours - read by Joe Mantegna« less
I was hoping for a literal translation of the original Art of War but if you are looking for an interpretation then this is probalably a perfect read for you. I have always felt that The Art of War was akin to a bible or the teaching of Confucius and other historic philosophies where the reader is left to interpret it as they feel it best applies to them. I didn't finish the book and don't plan to as another's impression and representation will cloud my own opinion.
That being said, what I did read was thoughtful and interesting but not for me.