I consider Chris Kyle a true American patriot and by no means have any intention of denigrating him or the sacrifice he has made for our country by writing this review. Of the non-fiction books describing the Seals and their efforts on our behalf, I found his book not to be written with the same depth as other books discussing similar subjects. In my humble opinion the book is a little too much rah rah, and somewhat short on substance. I enjoyed it but not to the extent I did the Warrier Elite by Captain Couch, Seal Team 6 or Lone Survivor.
Not at all what I expected.
John was Ok as narrator. Just a boring story.
I would like or have heard about how he decided which people were targets. What he had to go thru to set up his targets and how he escaped.
The story keeps you glued to the book.
The Lone Survivor. Same type of story.
I have never listened to John Pruden but so far he has been the best narrator
Great flow to the book.
Lone Survivor. Reads the same. Different stories, but same genre.
I liked that it gave the perspective of his wife. With everything Mr. Kyle went through it's easy to put a Superman title on him. The struggle he has with being a SEAL and a husband/father humanizes him and helps you to relate to him in a way.
I was really pleased with this book. I felt that it really told the true story about what it was like to be part of the War in Iraq. The description of what happened there, what it was like there physically and emotionally was gripping. To have someone not sugar coat what they went through and be able to tell it so well was great. I am so greatful that Chris told his story it was really eye opening.
I enjoyed hearing the life of Chris and how being a Seal and protecting his country was such a strong driver in his life. His stories were fascinating to listen to.
I am more of an audio person so this worked for me but both are great! If you dont buy this book on either edition, you are missing out on one hell of a true life story.
I worked joint operations with the men from SEAL Team 3 Charlie Platoon during 2006 in Ramadi. So it was a personal story for me and many of the things metioned I had direct knowledge of. It was an emotional experience for me and Thank you Chris Kyle!
How to fight a counterinsurgency.
To all the men we lost that fateful year, may you rest in peace and may God always look after your families! It was a true honor to have served beside great the American heroues described in this book!
I found it difficult to continue listening - even though I usually enjoy this genre. Too many f-bombs and the book makes Chris appear egocentric to the extent of being almost silly. Grateful for his service, but didn't enjoy listening to his story as written.
In the middle
The Author, it is a story that is best told by the man who experienced it
It made him sound like a simple country bumpkin, not what he sounds like in TV interviews on Connan and O'Rielly
Open scene when he has to kill his first human to protect others.
Yes, this book offers a fresh view on going to war from someone with boots on the ground.
I really appreciate the author's honesty. I will continue to think about this book often.