If you're looking for a book about a sniper in the american army then this is it. Now, if you want a book that would show you the war in Iraq in a wider range of aspects, through the eyes and thoughts of an american soldier, then this is absolutely, positively not it.
The other words... I killed the bad guys, man. And this is how I did it.
Interesting and intense stories throughout the book, but written in a very vague and non-descriptive manner. Worth a listen, but I definitely wouldn't put it at the top of my favorites list.
yes, I am obsessed with this man and how he felt it was his duty to protect us all!
all the times he talks about Taya and the children
I think all the negative comments made here are a product of jealousy, men are alot like women in that way. The claws come out when there's a King of the Hill around!
Avid reader all of my life! Favorite author: Stephen King. Favorite book: Hyperion.
I watched the movie before listening to this audio book, so I had an idea of how great the story would be. Having been completely blown away by the movie, and experiencing the powerful emotions that the film instilled in me, I just had to get this audiobook.
I've listened to several audiobooks about Navy SEALs and this is the best so far. It is the story of Chris Kyle, a very talented sniper, and his experiences during combat during the Iraq War. Chris begins his story talking about his childhood and early life, his journey to seek out his purpose. He goes into captivating detail about his SEAL training, his comrades, and his eventual path to becoming a SEAL sniper.
He mixes the narrative in with descriptions of his personal life, meeting his future wife, Taya; and his eventual deployment into Iraq. Also included are accounts by Taya herself and her point-of-view on their life together, the struggles they went through.
Chris's descriptions of combat and the kind of things he saw in Iraq are the most compelling and gripping part of this novel. I did notice some differences between what the movie put forth and what Chris stated in his novel. I noticed that Wikipedia states the movie is "loosely based" on the memoir, so I wonder what Hollywood felt they needed to change from the novel. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this audiobook much more than the movie as it is Chris's telling.
The narrator is very good bringing about a Texas drawl which puts you further into the element of the story.
I highly recommend this book!
This story is awsome to listen to. It will show you a man that will do anything for another person. You will feel his pain and happiness. Give it a go, if you like true life story's you'll like this one.