Great narrator. Am amazing perspective into the mind and life of a fellow soldier during the early stages of the war on terrorism. Excellent for any war buff or member of the armed services.
Great story! Great narrator! Very interesting how this man saved so many lives and how utterly misunderstood he still is. This man is a hero and his life story proves it. Listen and learn about the real Chris Kyle. Go with him from bronco busting days to his life as a NAVY SEAL, A father. A husband and a hero.
This is a book that emphasizes an internationally racist attitude. It was far from the film, and reflected next to none of any trauma or struggle of a returning military man. Instead most of the book is masculine posturing or borderline sociopathic romanticism of 'shooting savages.' Yes, I understand that military personnel DO have a difficult time, but any empathy/sympathy that should be conveyed respectfully towards our service men and women is detracted by this book. Instead, you could spark notes the whole thing with, "Being home with my family sucks, would rather shoot people or get in fights. Go Seals." Terrible.
Heck no, I had enough trouble wading through this garbage.
That accent, of course. Fake fake accent that was just over the top. And to make matters worse, the wife segments. It's like the narrator though. "When I'm him, I'll talk with a slow, terrible, fake Texan drawl but when I'm her I'm gonna talk really fast."
Anger, Disgust, Disappointment, Boredom.
I respect the military, I do not respect this book. I do not respect the accolades this book is getting, and I do not respect what our idolizing of this literature says about us as a people.
This story affords a 1st person insight of a man who would prove to be one of the most enigmatic warriors of the modern century. The informed listener who is aware of Kyle's ironic and tragically fatal peril can expect to be transfixed on hearing every detail in one sitting...each story and personal recollection Kyle delivers, dovetails into place while building the portrait of a warrior whose only exit makes sense to the tradition of selfless patriotic sacrifice. Chris may be gone, but in much part due to his first hand account of a life well lived, his memory will remain always in the depths of American hearts everywhere.