The Art of War

  • by Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by Scott Brick, Shelly Frasier
  • 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Written before Alexander the Great was born, this Chinese treatise on war has become one of the most influential works on the subject. Read widely in the east since its appearance 2,500 years ago, The Art of War first came to the west with a French Jesuit in 1782. It has been studied by generals from Napoleon to Rommel, and it is still required reading in most military academies of the world. Although it was meant to be a practical guide to warfare in the age of chariots, many corporate and government leaders have successfully applied its lessons to battles in the modern dog-eat-dog world. Sun Tzu covers all aspects of war in his time, from strategy and tactics to the proper use of terrain and spies. In this version, Sun Tzu's lessons are brought to life with commentaries from ancient Chinese history, which illustrate both the philosophy and the principles of his teachings.


What the Critics Say

"Scott Brick's steady, imperative tone conveys Sun Tzu's certainty. Shelly Frasier's smooth counterpoint (her reading of illustrative "commentary" from several sources) balances Brick's pronouncements. Transitions between the two are flawless, and the quick march towards success is maintained." ( AudioFile)


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To me this is the best audio version of The Art of War. Both narrators were clear, crisp, and sufficiently expressive in their delivery
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-09-2004
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio