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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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    Bart J. Brockbank 05-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    It was so good it got me a good insight on the seals and the navy and the way they work

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    Sean Campbell 05-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Great story from an American war hero. Only reason I didn't give 5 starts all the way across was the way Taya's voice is read. Definitely worth a listen.

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    Amazon Customer 04-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A real hero"

    Thank you Chris. You are the essence of America. A true patriot. Thank you for sharing your story.

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    "Amazing story by a true patriot!"

    This was an awesome audio book. It's crazy to hear about the life this American patriot lived. He placed his country before everything but God. Thanks Chris Kyle for your service!

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    Justin McCain 04-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Such a good book"

    Chris Kyle was an amazing man. Anyone wanting to know what or how to become a man should read this book.

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    Rheanna 04-10-17
    Rheanna 04-10-17
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    "Amazing tale"

    Loved it. I loved how he explained war from a soldier view not the American Media

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    Jason R 04-09-17
    Jason R 04-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome book!"

    loved the book cover to cover. way different from the movie. Hard to put away.

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    ED REYNOLDS SPENCER, WV, US 04-02-17
    ED REYNOLDS SPENCER, WV, US 04-02-17
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    "Great story - not a fan of narrator"
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or John Pruden?

    Amazing story of a true hero. I am just not crazy about the person narrating the story.


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    Shane Artman 03-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    I do not see why you need write profanity when it is not needed. Good book but stop with the language!!!! Would return it if I could!

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    Eric Larsen 03-23-17
    Eric Larsen 03-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great listen!"

    Glad I listened to the book, so much missed detail and factual differences from the movie.

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