I've read all six now of Frank Herberts Dune series. One was of course, the best, 2 pretty good, but not quite as good as 1, 3 Basically a history listen for things to come. 4 Very long and hard to follow, 5 Now it's getting good again and I liked 6 even better.
Sorry, don't want to provide spoilers.
They do a good job, but it's a little hard to follow who's character they're portraying at times.
A must read for Dune-heads.
It's right up there near the top.
Don't know. First time I've read a book like this. I've read a few like Flight of the Condor and Bat 21. Those were war time stories, but different situations.
Several. The tragic fact that Chris Kyle survived four tours of duty in the middle east only to come home and be murdered by someone he was trying to help. So whenever he talks about quitting to come home and be with his family, it kind of gets to you.
If you don't understand the importance of snipers in todays military, you may not like this book. Or maybe you'll come to understand how important they are. Wars kill people. But snipers are the most precise method there is. With snipers, collateral damage is almost nil. With the strict rules of engagement, chosing a non-combatant target, has been virtually eliminated. Chris says he doesn't look at it like killing the enemy, but saving the lives of his fellow soldiers and the people he's there to protect. In my opinion, that's exactly right. Better to kill one enemy than to let them blow up or shoot 10's or 100's more.
As far as how the book was written, it's sort of like a diary or a day in the life of Chris Kyle. There are also sections that were written by his wife.
If this book doesn't pull your heart strings, you need to get them checked! ;)
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