There are several other Navy Seal memoirs out there. This one contained the arrogance of Marcinko, and tread over the same ground most other similar biographies have. The "I'm a christian and a good old boy" crap just came off as fake. Disappointing.
Livin, Lovin Life; especially at the beach...
Magnificent! An amazing story, intriguing and yet shocking;
Shocking is the devotion and sacrifice of the men and women of our armed forces who proudly serve this great nation and yet we often take for granted that our freedom is not free, but paid for in the blood sweat and tears of great patriots like Chris Kyle. Loved the book/audio and would highly recommend this to all people young and old. I believe this story deserves your attention and I give it high praise‼
The book moved in a timely easy to follow progression. The valor of these great patriots is quite remarkable. Couldn't stop listening.
I would not recommend this book. While the topic is intriguing it is poorly written.
I do not know yet.
There was only one character in the book
Not at all
The author wasn't all into himself, even though he is the most lethal sniper in military history. Couldn't stop listening. Make's me proud to be an American
The description and the events Chris experienced when dealing with terrorists
Chris Kyle - his strength of character
and then along came Chris Kyle.....
Thank you Chris for your efforts in dealing with terrorists and terrorism. You have done your country and their Allies proud. The world is a better place for people like you.
Takes you into the realities of what war really is.
it is totally genuine
you can focus on the actual story as i'm not a big reader.
the emotions that the soldiers go through is felt.
Brilliant book! I loved every minute of it.
Chris Kyle is the king of the humblebrag. This self-aggrandizing meat-head has quite the story to tell. Unfortunately 90% of the book consists of his immature homo-erotic exploits including "choking-out" other navy seals.
I sure hope the Navy never has this guy do any public relations for them. Although he may be a good sniper he is definitely not the type of guy you want representing our armed forces in public.
i gave it 3 stars for the entertainment i enjoyed
Great insight into shooting the bad guys.
The author describes how he was lucky to be in a target rich environment to help produce the number of kills. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what it is to shoot and to be shot at. Great read and never boring.
The audio version had a narrator with what I perceived as an excellent Texas dialect. That brought in a great connection to Chris.
There was a moment in the action when a new SEAL member was shot. Chris didn't realize this, and he was telling him to get up. Then, he saw the blood. Chris was carrying his buddy out over his shoulder, and in a convoluted train of events, the injured SEAL stopped him, and walked out with Chris' help. Later in the book you learn WHY the injured SEAL committed himself to walk.
The Texas drawl, and John could change his tone when Chris' wife's story was added to the book. Still there were times when I didn't realize that the book switched from his wife, back to Chris. I have no idea how to spell his wife's name or I would use it.
The luckiest warrior, and the lady who loved him.
I recommend this to all veterans, and those who love veterans. Chris did an amazing service for us, and he clearly had a guardian angel. If you have a problem with foul language, stay away from this, but understand that in this story, the language created a honest connection to the characters. SEALS are not dainty.
I liked how he talked about the members he served with. The closeness and loyalty he had for them. But the parts in between were lacking. Maybe that was because he couldn't give specifics of the missons. When he talked about kills it was like ...just another afternoon out shooting ground squarrels...killed that one, got another one. Maybe that was how it was. Maybe that is how he had to coupe with fufilling his missons.
I really don't know it was a good story it just needed more.