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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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    "Great book written by an amazing warrior"

    What an amazingly informative, inciteful book. has tought me a lot about the military, and life after a war from a true warriors eyes.

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    Peter K. 11-08-17
    Peter K. 11-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Overall, I didn't like"

    While I appreciate the heroic actions and selflessness of Mr. Kyle, I almost returned the recording. Hard to say why. More an attitude of the author, I think.

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    Anonymous 11-01-17
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    "American Propaganda"

    This is pure American propaganda almost an Audible version of Uncle Sam poster.Would probably work well for Army recruitment material.

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    Todd 10-24-17
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    "A story that everyone should hear or read"

    This is an amazing story! It is authentic, and genuine. The imagery and situations portrayed makes me wish that I could have met Chris Kyle.

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    Michael Worth 10-21-17
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    "It's been censored by the publisher"

    Look, I love this book. I love Chris Kyle. But his publisher, in what can only be described as a complete chicken-shit move, and some bullshit censorship, removed the sub-chapter about Jessa Venture that resulted in the Kyle family being sued. This is not the book that Chris wrote!

    Other than it being incomplete, it's a fantastic read. And it's absolutely nothing like the movie by the same name. If you enjoyed the movie, definitely read the book. You'll come to appreciate Chris Kyle in a new light. But that means rewarding the publisher for censorship. And that pisses me off. But it's too late now, they've already absconded with my money.

    I can't reward this incomplete work with a 5th star. But it would be 5 stars if it hadn't been censored.

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    Dillon Cansler 10-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "5 out of 5 stars. Fantastic and engaging book."

    This book kept me coming back for more and more. Loved every second of it!

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    "Great book!"

    I originally read this book when it first came out and then watched the movie. I decided to listen this time and I feel that I picked up on more of The story. I’m sure that this will be a regular read for me and I will certainly recommend this to my fellow veterans and service members that haven’t yet had the chance to read this.

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    Anonymous 10-11-17
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    "Chris Kyle, a true American Hero"

    this book is amongst some of the best books I have ever listened to. A great American hero and Warrior.

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    "A deeper look at the War in Iraq."

    This auto biography not only gives you a look into the life of Chris Kyle but it also paints a better picture of the War in Iraq.

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    Dave Lee 10-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Strong. Enlightening. Motivating. Powerful."

    The performance of the narrator was spot on. The Texas accent is so great, the narrator getting a little choked up at just the right moments. Outstanding.
    This story is so powerful, I am in awe. I haven't seen the movie yet, but it better do good by this man's story.

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