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American Sniper Audiobook

American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

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Publisher's Summary

He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called "the devil" by the enemies he hunted and "the legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers.

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

A native Texan who learned to shoot on childhood hunting trips with his father, Kyle was a champion saddle-bronc rider prior to joining the Navy. After 9/11, he was thrust onto the front lines of the War on Terror, and soon found his calling as a world-class sniper who performed best under fire. He recorded a personal-record 2,100-yard kill shot outside Baghdad; in Fallujah, Kyle braved heavy fire to rescue a group of Marines trapped on a street; in Ramadi, he stared down insurgents with his pistol in close combat. Kyle talks honestly about the pain of war - of twice being shot and experiencing the tragic deaths of two close friends.

American Sniper also honors Kyle's fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving first-person accounts throughout, Kyle's wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their marriage and children, as well as on Chris.

Adrenaline-charged and deeply personal, American Sniper is a thrilling eyewitness account of war that only one man could tell.

©2012 Chris Kyle (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    David Sydney, Australia 03-19-15
    David Sydney, Australia 03-19-15
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    "extremely autobiographical"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not recommended for anyone. The boasting, the ego, I, I, I and the short and meaningless chapters.


    What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This isn't a story worth publishing


    What does John Pruden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narration is good, so good and makes me hate this book so much because he brought out what the author and the subject is like for real (probably)


    Do you think American Sniper needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    2 chapters dedicated to a rifle, bloody rifle. What a bore.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mariusz 03-24-12
    Mariusz 03-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out."

    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.

    16 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Ms.Taxlady 01-20-17
    Ms.Taxlady 01-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Small window into our soldiers lives"

    This was one of the most eye opening books I've read in awhile. Chris & Tia both sharing the sometimes harsh realities of serv

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    michael 01-17-17
    michael 01-17-17
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    "Great Book"

    I loved the book listened to it during a 400 mile drive. helped pass the time and made the ride a joy

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    Amazon Customer 01-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A book every American should read"

    I believe every American should read this book. When I say it's hard to read or technically listen to It's not because of bad writing or bad performance. It's so real it strikes right at the heart. It's an emotional rollercoaster. Certain points made me laugh out loud. While others I had to struggle not to cry. This is not fiction. This is all real. This is the best description I've seen and heard of the art of war

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    Christy 01-08-17
    Christy 01-08-17
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    "loved it"

    brutally honest, patriotic, awesome book , very action packed, kind of sad at times, some parts gave me chills

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    Karsten 01-07-17
    Karsten 01-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "This book is and amazing story of heroism"

    This book is and amazing story of heroism and a truly patriotic and amazing that is Chris Kyle.

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    Nick/Nancy Minford 01-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "should be read in every school"

    a must read for everyone who calls themselves an American and honors the flag and what it represents

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    J. Smith 01-04-17
    J. Smith 01-04-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspirational"

    Listened to this book in 2 days, the narrator is a perfect match for this book and is very well written.

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    Amazon Customer 01-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Snipin' & talkin' like a Texan"

    I think someone coached the narrator poorly about how to do a Texas accent. Apparently they thought Texans are incapable of pronouncin' the 'g' sound at the end of -ing words. The narrator also sped up quite a bit when switchin' to Teya's voice. But otherwise the narrator was good.
    I liked the story for what it was, especially the insights into how his career as a seal affected him & his family physically & emotionally. It was fun listening to all the action he experienced, but it went on a little too long.

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