Enjoyed the book. Far more casual writing style than some of the other books on being a Sniper.
Down to earth as he sees it
Chris he is not perfect and tells his story as he sees it it is not al glory
keeps you listening and gives the character a voice putting your deeper into the storey
KILL OR BE KILLED
Would and have, every American should read!
Could not stop listening!!!!
Thank you Chris Kyle, for the look into what some of our wonderful warriors due for us and for your service to our country!
Easy reading and Chris's easy going personality and Texas pride really comes through.
Just the ease at which it was written.
The seals are very special people we (USA) are very lucky to have men willing to make this sacrifice.
Understanding how seals think
I thought the performance was just fine
Impressed by the commitment of the seals
Yes. If they were interested in this subject matter I would certainly recommend it.
I think the author's experiences as a Navy Seal were quite fascinating.
Yes. Good narration.
I'm sure that it would be possible. People are hot on Navy Seals these days.
What I liked:
We all like stories of sacrifice for a greater good. A lot of that in this book. Stories of heros and camaraderie are always good. I also liked that the author had a humble disposition despite his performance. It also added much to my perspective of the US wars fought over the last decade.
What I did not like: I did not like his language or philosophy/worldview at times. By the end of the book I was disgusted by his use, "We were slaughtering the savages." I also was not a fan of Western imperialism to the point that God is on our side. There was much talk throughout about maybe having a guardian angel, but not much talk of the 160+ enemies' killed guardian angels. I also did not like how we were the good guys and the enemies the "Bad guys" as if lines are that clear. The author had a very depersonalized view of the enemy. He makes it clear that such an attitude is necessary in war, but I am not sure it is necessary after the fact.
Maybe. I listened to it carefully the first time.
Chris Kyle of course
His accent is similar to Kyle's and the listener thinks he is listening to the author.
It was an amazing story of how one person can achieve a goal and succeed against all odds. It was eye opening to hear how he was able to cope with his deployments and personal life. It was nice to hear his honesty and see that he has been successful during and after his military service. Thank you for your service.
Didn't read print version
Chris Kyle - open and honest relay of what it was like to be a Navy Seal, Husband and someone committed to his military duty.
When they were ambushed in a house in Sadr City. Intense.
This book gave good insight of a military career from start to finish and let you in on the hardships, sacrifice and satisfaction one man experienced. Sometimes ran together with the detailed stories but was mostly very interesting. I would recommend this even to people who don't think they are fans of military themed books.
The Navy Seals are absolutely the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen. Chris Kyle tells the story behind the media facade of the American servicemen in the Special Teams in a frank, unapologetic way; This is not a book for the squeamish.
His comments around his legendary service record are a tough read as he includes the uncomfortable details that most autobiographies leave out. He is not a perfect soldier, but he is clearly smart and effective. Kyle's respect and commitment to his brothers-in-arms is inspiring and comes out very strong in every chapter.
Sections written by his wife add important detail to how his long deployments in dangerous places affected their young family and how they adapted and supported each other.
I got tired of the narrator's "John Wayne" accent. It was a bit cliche.