American Sniper CD: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged
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“[My] favorite book of the year. Chris Kyle’s American Sniper is an amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq -- a humanizing, brave story that’s extremely readable.” (PATRICIA CORNWELL, New York Times Book Review)
“In the community of elite warriors, one man has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, Chris has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come.” (MARCUS LUTTRELL, former USN SEAL, recipient of the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism under fire, #1 bestselling author of Lone Survivor)
“The raw and unforgettable narrative of the making of our country’s record-holding sniper, Chris Kyle’s memoir is a powerful book, both in terms of combat action and human drama. Chief Kyle is a true American warrior down to the bone, the Carlos Hathcock of a new generation.” (CHARLES W. SASSER, Green Beret (US Army Ret.) and author of One Shot, One Kill)
“American Sniper is the inside story of what it’s like to be in war. A brave warrior and patriot, Chris Kyle writes frankly about the missions, personal challenges, and hard choices that are part of daily life of an elite SEAL Sniper. It’s a classic!” (RICHARD MARCINKO (USN, Ret.), First Commanding Officer of SEAL Team Six and #1 bestselling author of Rogue Warrior)
“Eloquent ... An aggressively written account of frontline combat, with plenty of action.” (KIRKUS REVIEWS)
“Reads like a first-person thriller narrated by a sniper. The bare-bones facts are stunning. .... A first-rate military memoir.” (BOOKLIST) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
NOW A BLOCKBUSTER MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD—NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE
From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. 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.
SEAL Team 3 Chief Chris Kyle served four combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. Following his combat deployments, he became chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams, and he authored the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine. Today, he is president of Craft International, a worldclass leader in training and security. He lives with his family in Texas, where he devotes much of his spare time to helping disabled veterans.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Kyle's descriptions of training and camaraderie in his Navy SEAL unit are similar to those from other military biographies. The training is hard, the participants are tough, and the officers in the "head shed" have them do some stupid things. The deployment sections of the book describe battle with Iraqi insurgents and the tactics that do and don't work against them. Kyle gives names when praising heroic actions of his fellow soldiers and uses unflattering labels when describing those for whom he has less respect. Don't miss what he says about "Runaway." Kyle comes across as a true solder--capable, patriotic, loyal to his comrades, and ferocious to his enemies. The enemies include opponents in bar fights as well as the Iraqis. We remember more than once that soldiers are very young as well as very brave.
The domestic segments of the book are less exciting, but have a depth not found in the combat stories. Kyle has trouble transitioning to his stateside life. And his wife has trouble understanding the war he leaves behind--and feels he must return to. His personal code of loyalty to "God, country, family" in that order is only a little different from Taya's. Why can't he move his family up to second place? We watch them go through the same growth struggles that all couples experience along with the unique challenges imposed by wartime military service.Read more ›
I felt like I knew him.... Thank you for your service... Rest in Peace!
Some parts of the books, input could of been removed or a bit more detail during heavy operations. Still from a none-writer book it's highly entertaining and worth the price.
These Islamists are now overrunning Europe purporting to be refugees. In time we will need more Chris's to maintain our western standards.
Most recent customer reviews
Loved this book. Appreciated the clarity and down to earth writing, especially at a time when everyone involved in the war were been second guessed. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mealoaf
Chris Kyle isn't Shakespeare... then again, Shakespeare wasn't a SEAL. I absolutely loved this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Vince Fowler
Can't quite get into this story; I did watch the move eventually and found it compelling but I am not sure that I will ever finish reading the book.Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
The most moving book I have ever read. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank all the men and women of America and Canada that fight for our freedom. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Glenda Kochany
Great condition, came right on time. Very happy. Thank you.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was a good read. It really gave me some insight into the mind of a soldier and the mindset they must have to do a very, very, dangerous job.Published 7 months ago by EsseQuamVideri7
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