Very touching story. I was moved to tears many times. I am at a lose of words how sadden I am by the tragedy of his death. I think this is a perspective more people should try to understand.
One of the most honest and real accounts of war I've read. Nothing is sugar coated. Nothing is grandiose. Thanks to our vets; their sacrifice and their service. And to their families.
While the story was okay and informative at times, it was not worth the hype of other reviews and media spotlight. Perhaps I couldn't get passed the narrator's Texas accent that at times felt forced and more like a teenage boy than a grown man's reflection. It just didn't do it for me, but I will recommend it to teenage, or 20-something young men, as it has been a hit in my classroom.
Chris Kyle's candidness and humbleness, along with with his obvious bravery and service to this country are well documented in his autobiography. This complete version is data heavy, including techincal data the gear head will appreciate. I wish there was a post script or some note from his wife or relevant official detailing the tragic end to his life after the book is over.
Funny, insightful and personable, Chris Kyle gives a delightful yet heart touching insight to the life and the courage of a Navy Seal. A must read for sure.
This book excelled my expectations in performance and story-line. This personal account of military duty, succeeds politics and anyone's opinion of the book, because this is a hero's story ti live and die with...
The narrator calm tone, inflections and real-world sounding accuracy is to be applauded. The author makes notable statements regarding war and the engagement, thereof; such as, "You sent us to kill people (or to war), while congressmen sit behind desk...who have never seen war or ever been to war." Yet, those are the guys who are making it impossible to do our job with their ever-changing ROEs."
The over the top Texas accent was a bit much but that is easy to overlook given the quality of the storytelling.