The Art of War

The full audio book by Sun Tzu

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.

The Art of War
by Sunzi (c. 554BC — c. 496 BC)
Translated by Lionel Giles (1875-1958).

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The Art of War
  • Info
  • Duration1:10:10 hours
  • Making of Plans00:00
  • Waging a War04:28
  • Strategic Offensive08:17
  • Forms and Dispositions12:27
  • Potential Energy16:02
  • Empty and Full20:06
  • The Fray26:26
  • The Nine Changes32:03
  • On the March35:07
  • Forms of Terrain42:51
  • The Nine kinds of Ground49:14
  • Attack by Fire1:01:55
  • Espionage1:05:15
  • Sources
  • NarratorTom Knight