American patriot, veteran, historical researcher and writer.
If you want to know what it is to be an American Patriot, who would do what ever it takes for God and Country, then read or listen to the story of Chris Kyle. Our nation and the soldiers he served with, were lucky to have such a superb warrior to look after them. I loved his honesty about the places he served and those he fought against. His descriptions of respect and camaraderie for all soldiers he served with was inspiring, while a sense of humor and humanity sparked interest in the composure he carried while dealing death to the enemy. Excellent
I heard Chris had been killed while I was still listening to this book......I hurried and finished it the Monday after.....the books made the war come alive for me...I knew things we bad for our boys fighting for us to be free, but it helps give you a glimpse of why they have such a hard time when they get out. Chris was an amazing guy because he loved his job and was so good at it. I feel so sorry for his wife and children....they gave him up to fight and now they gave him up again when there was so many good things he wanted to do. You get his wives view about being a military wife, you'll learn a lot about different types of guns....that kind of went over my head....the language gets a little rough in spots, but I am so glad I chose this book to read....it gives you such a deep appreciation for the people who serve our great nation and what all they endure, as well as their families. I feel like I knew Chris personally....such a sad ending to a faithful soldier!
This story is about a young man who is a warrior of all warriors. An amazing story of life during the war in Iraq.
Of him going through his house looking for an intruder and figuring out that he was actually the intruder. His wife and sat the alarm as though there was no one in the house.
Made me laugh
I love to read war stories. So far this book is the #l war story of a life time.
This is the best audiobook I have listened to so far.
The story is an action packed biography- hearing of Kyle leading the charge into houses in Iraq will keep you on the edge of your seat as you listen to the book.
Lots of use of the f word, so know that before you buy.
John Pruden did a great job with the narration. When I listened to this story, I felt it was the author narrating rather than a narrator. Really good. I would listen to another of his reads based on this performance.
This is not my normal genre for books, but something in the book description caught my interest and I decided to listen. I instantly got engrossed in the story, finishing it very quickly. Chris Kyle said he wanted to write his story before someone else could, and he did it very well. The story had some tough listening points, but gave a seemingly honest and forthright story of the military, the brotherhood of soldiers, the chain of command, and the mental issues like PTSD that affect soldiers returning home. The story also took some time to jump back and forth to describe Chris' family life and visits home while on leave, and the difficulty he had at those times getting his head out of combat mode. I learned so much and it is a story I have recommended to many others. I would call this story one of my "must reads".
Shortly after I finished reading the book, I heard that the author Chris Kyle was shot to death here at home, by a soldier that Chris was counseling who suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. I was so sad that a good man who seemed to successfully re-integrate into family life after war was killed so suddenly.
How candid and open Chris was in his recounting of the stories.
No easy day. Similar content and context.
Good narrative and flow.
God. Country. Family.
American Sniper ranks right below "No Easy Day" in my opinion, but is a very close second.
I liked the "real" and "explanatory" way that the narrator read the story. That, and he sounds like a Good Ol' Boy.
He adds emphasis that I dont think would have stuck out if I read the book
This is an awesome listen, and I will recommend it to all my buddies!
I only realized this was the American Seal that was murdered on Feb. 2012, AFTER I had bought and listened to about 2 hours of it. It changed the listening experience in a major way, making it feel much more personal and...surreal I would say. It is an engrossing book, ultra patriotic, very funny, often sad, never boring, and educational, all rolled into one. I found myself wishing I had joined the military as a kid, and had such adventures in my life as well. When I realized who he was and what had happened at that ranch, it really made me think about my own mortality, you just never know how long you have on this earth. After living through so much in war, to be shot while trying to help others is just a huge tragedy.
The narration was dead on, I don't know what Chris Kyle really sounded like, but I don't think you could have found a better voice. The narrator even choked up at places in the book, and I think it was genuine emotion, because I choked up a bit as well. One of the best books I've ever listened to.
And I have to say it here, Thanks to Chris and all the others in the military that have given so much for our country!
I live in the Catskills and I enjoy listening to audiobooks, particularly when I am working around the farm. Fiction works best for me. Reality is overrated.
The glimpse into the life of a Navy Seal was amazing. These guys deserve our respect and gratitude. The week after I finished the book Chris Kyle was killed. He was helping a Marine with PTSD. I don't , for a moment, think I would have been friends with Kyle, but I felt a sense of loss for him, his family and our country.
The story was compelling and intereting and even a little disturbing. One thing that drove me nuts is the fact that the reader pronounced every word that ended in "ing" without the g. I am from the same area pf Texas as the author and no one here says "anythin" or "somethin." It got very monotonous and annoying.