Sun Tzu’s The Art of War was written more than two millenia ago, and yet it’s still inspiring everyone from generals to rappers with its plainspoken but imminently wise approach to defeating whatever enemies you may encounter. It’s one of the most famous philosophical texts ever, and new readers are still encountering it all the time.
Audible just produced a new audiobook version of the legendary text, and they just might have picked the perfect narrator: Aidan Gillen, the Irish actor who climbed to the top of Baltimore as scheming Mayor Tommy Carcetti on The Wire, and who’s currently climbing to the top of Westeros as Littlefinger on Game of Thrones. For four-and-a-half seasons he’s been plotting his own personal rise to power in the Seven Kingdoms, and now you can listen to him teach you how to do it in your own personal Game of Thrones.
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Now all we need is a reading of Machiavelli’s The Prince by Game of Thrones’ Conleth Hill, who plays Varys, and we’ll be all set.