I have the utmost respect for Mr. Kyle. His service to our country was outstanding and thank god for men like him. I admire men who don't know what half-ass means. As I listened to this book i felt that old felling of remorse. I didn't serve and have felt guilty ever since. The 60's were just different.
I remember the day Chris was killed. It was very near where I live and it was a very big local news item. This isn't the greatest piece of literary work and not the best written but it is profound. It should be on everyone's reading list.
This book belongs with R. V. Bergen and Eugene Sledge's work. Their stories about their part in WWII are mirrored by Kyle's story 60 years later. Thanks to all the men like Mr. Kyle
I read lone survivor and was drawn to read this.
Chris Kyle (r.i.p) is very ra ra American, let's go kill some people. There are so many moments throughout the book he comes off as contradictory. Claiming he doesn't want to brag,etc- but then subsequently doing it the next sentence. Training deets were cool. Story was meh...
I've been wanting to read this for a while, and finally got the time to start it. It is an interesting story of the U.S.'s most lethal sniper, but you have to understand, Kyle is no one special. His story is interesting, but it isn't amazing. He even states his title was mostly because of luck, not luck in ability but just being in the right place at the right time. It's more interesting to hear the tension his job put on his family and his ties to what he felt was honorable.
The narration was a little rough but I personally think it is because Pruden makes an attempt at a Texan accent which most people not from Texas most always fail to do. But you can tell he has had military service which does help the story.
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
Besides being an RN, I am an avid audiobook listener as well as a narrator and producer for Audible. I love Audiobooks!
This was a good listen. I was kind of surprised though, at how many times it was just another day at the office. Non the less, one has to admire the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers. These guys put their lives on the line every day for the United States and I don't think people realize what a toll it takes on their lives and families. I enjoyed it very much.
I'm a daily commuter who squeezes every penny and minute out of each book. Audible gives that much needed break from my busy schedule!
Everyone should read this so that we can better understand the mind and hearts of the brave men and women who serve in the branches of our military.
Yes, and wanted more.
This book is not just for men who like war stories or stories about guns. I am a female who thoroughly loved this book. This book is so much more. It was interesting to get an insider's perspective on the war in Iraq. It was also interesting to get an insider's perspective on being a sniper - a trained killer. I could not turn the book off. The only downside is that the narrator seemed to be putting on a fake southern accent. The narrator's voice was a little distracting at first, that is why I gave the performance only three stars. However, the story, itself, could easily garner 10 stars. I just wish the audio books included the pictures in the original books.
It was one of the best.
I was interested mainly in hearing about the mind and actions of snipers. What I got in addition to that was information about how Navy Seals train, the brotherhood they share with each other, how Chris Kyle's military career affected his family (in the words of his wife) and the fascinating details of what goes through the minds of soldiers caught in a fire fight. It was fascinating.
I haven't. But just from this one performance I would certainly listen to others he's done. His Texas accent was so believable I thought Chris Kyle was narrating the story. I wondered, after finishing the book if the accent was put on or not. If it was, Pruden is a master narrator.
Neither, but it kept me riveted to the story and I was anxious to hear more.
I'm glad I stumbled upon this book. I've been recommending it to many of my friends.
Excellent tale of the Navy SEALs in combat. Provides a sense of the stresses experienced not just by our elite warriors, but all those troops who've had the a heavy combat experience.