The Strategic Thinking Trilogy contains the best worldwide books on strategy: A Book of 5 Rings by Mushashi, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Prince by Machiavelli and an introduction/summary of On War by Von Clausevitz. A must listen for all listeners interested in history, culture, military subjects, business strategy, and strategy in general.
The Prince is good, but the other two were done horribly
The Prince was the only good one in this batch. Don’t get me wrong, both The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings are fantastic reads, but the narrator is downright horrible. For some reason, the creators had two different Narrators, one for The Prince, and the other two were someone else, and the second person has a long way to go. I think the most irritating thing about this one was the constant pauses the narrator had to do. I understand you have to take a break, but edit that out when your done, don’t leave ten second pauses in an audiobook.
I’d get it just for The Prince, but find different copies of The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings.
Just a B-
I've listened to better reading than that. sometimes, the quality is less than desirable. Wrong words! Skip a sentence! The baroque voice is not suited for these great books
The voice is not one that you want to listen to for 2 hours.
They are very good books but please the readers.
Do not buy
This is a glaring example of how poor readers destroy outstanding material. Narration is simply appalling. Bad pronunciations, skipped words, wrong intimations...person who read Sun Tsu's masterpiece appears to be in bed, stopping and starting in the middle of sentences. Random pauses kill wonderful translations.