The audiobook is read by a guy with a Texas drawl and does a pretty good job with the voice acting. No way reading the print is this enjoyable.
If you want to hear war stories comparable to Call of Duty, this book delivers. The action in this has the potential to be great scenes in movies and video games.
This book is just awesome and frankly its great to hear from someone that genuinely loves and fought for their country. This guy is a hero and his story should be heard.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about real people. It is a story about a man, and what it is like to be a sniper, before and after service, not about killings or espionage.
I enjoy good sci-fi and fantasy books. I also enjoy listening to Mysteries and Business marketing.
I enjoyed this book. I never realized how much more pure warfare there was in Iraq. Will the insurgency ever stop?
Probably one of my favorite audio books
Non-fiction of something compared to Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp
Author was so casual about the events at points. Author was always concerned about our soldiers.
Informative with a good story
Didn't read the print version, don't need to, will just keep listening to the Audio version.
Chris, such a focused brave guy.
We were on the edge of our seats every time there was action, which was alot
My husband tried for the SEALS in the Vietnam era but didn't make it because of the 7mile swim. He ended up on Swift Boats taking the SEALS in deep and bringing them out. He new may of them and really related to the story.
Just wanted to thank Chris Kyle for his service. Without people like him in the military, the United States wouldn't be what it is.
It is one of my favorites. I'll listen to it again. In fact, I finished it and then started over and listened again.
It's a fast paced autobiography of a guy whose job is killing the people who want to kill us. What can I compare it to? James Bond? Pretty much: Except Ian Fleming was working with a fictional character. Our American sniper is patriotic like Bond, too. One thing we missed with James Bond was how he grew up. Chris Kyle makes his youth, his coming of age, and his family very real.
Oh, John Pruden is wonderful! He nails the regional Texas accent. I checked, and, yes, he is acting. Absolutely brings the autobiography alive. As a listener, you just know that a guy who talks like that can sure play Texas high school football, ride a rodeo bull, and shoot the bad guys. Pruden also transitions beautifully to voice the wife.
Sure. But, with non-stop, real action, one needs to pace themselves. There are a few short breaks: the pace changes when Kyle has his wife tell her side of the story.
I guess this is a book for all ages and both sexes. My grandsons recommended it to me.
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
This was a gritty story about being a U.S. Navy Seal Sniper. Very well done. Speaker took a little getting use to but I settled in. Real amazing story from an amazing U.S. Soldier.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, "‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’" -Renauldus Magnous
of course. Would'nt anyone?
Lone Survivor-The best reason for comparison is that Chris Kyle and Marcus Luttrell are cut from the same cloth. They are salt of the earth incredible modern warriors that without hesitation would lay down their lives to protect the greatest country in the world.
Feeling and connotation of the words allow for better understanding. When you hear someone telling a story that they lived it is easier to comprehend the reality of their heroic actions. It is certainly not the same but when you hear the story being told by a trained professional like John it is as close as you can get to hearing the story from Chris himself at a Bar-b-Que.
There is a moment early on where Chris describes his patriotism and honestly if every warrior on the American side shared his furor the very foundation of our enemies would shake with Fear.
Electrical Engineer, 51 years old father of 3.
War is hell. Our young men are going through hell fighting a war that means nothing to our adversaries. The people who are fighting this war for the most part don’t even live in the country they are fighting in. I support our young people who brave their lives and fight against religious zealots.
Like I say it was an interesting story, and although John Prudin did a technically excellent job, he was badly cast, and I did not find him believable as a Navy Seal credited with killing 160, and possibly 255 human beings. Also, those whom I have met who have "Seen the Elephant" and especially elite forces are not as glib as Mr. Kyle about their experience.