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American Sniper Audiobook
American Sniper
Written by: 
Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
Narrated by: 
John Pruden
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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    Alfred Perth WA, Australia 12-04-14
    Alfred Perth WA, Australia 12-04-14 Member Since 2012
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    "American Texan!"
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or John Pruden?

    Om my gosh NO not anything relating to Chris Kyle.
    Narrated by John Pruden - Yes he made the book worth finishing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

    No No No! Chris is from Texas where everything is always bigger better faster. Pity I cannot give away spoilers and Prove this guy is a glory seeker in the best form. He did mention in the book about the gun imprinted on his sights - so true.


    What didn’t you like about John Pruden’s performance?

    John knew where the story had to go and he took it there with a very solid performance. I am going to find a good book he narrated to fully enjoy his work.


    What character would you cut from American Sniper?

    Chris Kyle. He is just not worth reading about. I read an article about the book and the glory he claimed, they advised against reading the book but stubborn me had to read it. Proven in the story it was all a numbers game.


    Any additional comments?

    I was really disappointed and expected a true Hero not gloating. I have read less fiction in Red Country.

    12 of 21 people found this review helpful
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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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    Jennifer M. Massey 07-27-16

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    "I'll admit, I didn't get too far before returning"
    What disappointed you about American Sniper?

    All those who oppose America is Evil????? Seriously???

    Within 5 minutes I was yelling at the audio book. I so don't need this when driving in Atlanta Traffic.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something funny


    What didn’t you like about John Pruden’s performance?

    Accent was too good ol boy


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from American Sniper?

    Didn't get far enough in to know.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like war stories then this is right up your ally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stacey Malcolm 07-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding!!! Detailed and honest!"

    I love war biographies and this never let me down! Excellent written, excellently narrated and a brilliant and gripping story!!

    I couldn't put it down! I will listen multiple times!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JC1481 07-26-16
    JC1481 07-26-16
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    "Beware of Profanity"

    Very much a book from a war fighter's prospective, including the "F" word in about every sentence. If you can get past that, it does give a good education on being the killer of bad people and the cost to themselves, their marriage and family. I learned a lot about being a snipper. I would recommend this if you've ever had any interest about Chris Kyle and his story.

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    Amazon Customer 07-25-16 Member Since 2014

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    "American Sniper: Review"

    I LOVED this book, and I don't Love many books.
    I thought that it was an inspirational story and after listening to it I felt like I understand more about the issues and the mentality of Soldiers in the branches of the US military.
    I would recommend this book to anyone I know, because it has great writing and a fantastic narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    c.hawkins 07-21-16
    c.hawkins 07-21-16
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    "amazing"

    this book was amazing and the reader did and outstanding job in the likness of chris kyle

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 07-20-16
    Michael 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing Story"

    As a veteran myself, I was taken back to some of my own experiences while listening to Kyle's story. In my humble opinion, every American should read (or listen) to this amazing story. I literally couldn't put it down.

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    Amazon Customer 07-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "too many dirty words. potty mouth"

    I struggled with this book because of the vulgarity in it. It was way beneath my morals.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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