I am a Physics and Engineering student.
I am sure glad Chris Kyle is on our side, but I wouldn't want him to be my neighbor. This is where Chris Kyle and Marcus Luttrell differ. Luttrell seems like a very humble and all around great guy. Chris Kyle comes off like a bit of an a**hole who seems to want to be a celebrity. He also goes through great detail to let the reader know how much of a bad a** he is. Sure, he says things to the contrary multiple times, but that just makes it seem worse. That said, he is a bad a** warrior deserving of respect and gratitude for his service, he just is not very humble about letting the reader know it.
I did like the book very much though. It is your basic autobiography format and goes through a brief pre-Navy history and a more detailed accounting of his life as a SEAL. His story is a good one. Very entertaining.
The narrator was average. There are parts in the book were Chris Kyle's wife steps in to write her point of view from whatever time is being discuss at that point in the book. Here the narrator uses what I guess is what he thinks is a female voice. It sounds really stupid. There is one or two other times in the book where I guess he thinks the writer would cry and he starts to break down and cry a little. It's bad. Luckily, there is not much of that.
All and all I was happy with the book and I no way regret reading it. I would recommend this book.
I'm travel alot and auido books are my moble home. I seem to be hooked on them and there is rarely a time that there not on for me.
Oh I love books about exceptional American's doing jobs that are tolling on both the mind and body. I could sing praises about this American but that only is a bit about this book on its own merits. Its like reading a modern day Audie Murphy story.
I love the description of training. Every single person that has gone threw basic in some form or other has multiple of these types of stories. I have my own memories of basic and this brings back how much fun it was.
This is a first person story so this doesn't really apply but its as if Chris was sitting down in a bar with you and he has a good story to tell.
American Sniper. Straight shooting from one of the greatest sharp shooters. ... I have no idea how this could ever be made into a movie it would be incredibly graphic and far to un-PC for Hollywood
This is a good book, in the style of
Like I'm realizing happens with many military autobiographies, the author attempts the "humble brag", i.e. "I'm not bragging, but I'm the best (fill in the blank) there is." The story doesn't have much continuity or flow, it jumps from one random story to the next. The insights from his wife don't add much.
Just a very real account of his story!
How it was told you almost felt like you were there!
Not really sure about that, he bugged me a little trying to play the southern accent!
A true American "HERO"... Chris Kyle
10 out of 10
no i have not
When he was telling us about how he was a cow boy
Chris Kyle recounts his becoming and serving as a U.S. Navy SEAL sniper with admirable candor. From Cowboy to SEAL, his story is exceptional, demonstrating patriotism and extreme dedication to his calling. I’ve read a lot of SEAL biographies. This book spends less time on BUDS and SEAL training than others, but still shows how hard it is physically and mentally to earn the Trident. Much of the book discusses his tour(s) of duty and his teammates. He also reveals how incredibly taxing the life of a special operator is on family life. The sections in which his wife tells her story emphasize this point. SEALs suffer incredible hardships in training and on duty, but like all soldiers, their sacrifices run much deeper than many people can appreciate.
The narrator, John Pruden, did a good job. Anyone who is interested in Special Forces or Navy SEALS in particular will find this a worthwhile read / listen. I also enjoyed the book because it seems that prime time news has forgotten to report on the men and women serving our country overseas.
Chris Kyle, because he is a patriot and stood by his friends.
Chris Kyle's tough choices between career and family.
couldn't stop listing once I started. chris told his story very well.i laughed so hard when he was chasing intruder around his house(actually himself).cried so much went through 2 boxes tissues.this man was a true hero.i didn't know him personally my loss.this country owes him and his family a large debt of gratitude. god bless his family and all those who serve our country quietly former currently and in the future.sincerly a unknown USAF veteran.
All I can say is that Chris Kyle will go down as a legend in the spec ops community for generations to come. A no holds barred account of life both up and down range.
The alternating perspectives between Chris and his wife throughout his deployment made this book feel more real to me. Chris did not presume to speak for her or to interpret her views but rather allowed her to speak to the reader directly.
The honesty of Chris through the book showing the reader things they may think disturbing, reprehensible or even just pathetic. These were paralleled with moments that make Chris and others around him easy to relate to.
As someone who has watched quite a few interviews with Chris Kyle, I think John Pruden allowed the personality of Chris Kyle and his writing to shine through.
The soul of an American sniper.