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

By Chris Kyle , with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice
Read by John Pruden

10.32 Hours 01/03/2012 unabridged
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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. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A Los Angeles Times bestseller

An iTunes Best Audiobook of 2012

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. His fellow American warriors, whom he protected with deadly precision from rooftops and stealth positions during the Iraq War, called him “The Legend”; meanwhile, the enemy feared him so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle, who was tragically killed in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war—including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates—and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris. Gripping and unforgettable, Kyle’s masterful account of his extraordinary battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In the elite community of US Navy SEAL warriors, one man has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, Kyle has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come, not only by the American military, but by those who stood against us in battle and bore witness to the awesome effectiveness of the world’s most lethal sniper.” Marcus Luttrell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lone Survivor
American Sniper is the inside story of what it’s like to be in war. It’s a classic. A brave warrior and patriot, Chris Kyle writes frankly about the missions, personal challenges, and hard choices that are part of the daily life of an elite SEAL sniper.” Richard Marcinko, USN (ret.), New York Times bestselling author of Rogue Warrior
“Kyle recounts his bloody tales of war with deadly accuracy. Skillfully narrated by John Pruden, these fascinating war stories offer insight in the perils of modern combat. Pruden’s tone is that of a Navy SEAL: calm, cool, and collected. And he never falters in recounting the author’s impressive skills on the battlefield…While Kyle’s story is gripping in its own right, Pruden’s outstanding narration brings the story to life with brutal realism. Pruden is a man possessed in this account; he embodies Kyle from start to finish. The result is truly chilling listening.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Reads like a first-person thriller…The book never glorifies what Kyle did for a living, but it’s not an apologia, either. Kyle doesn’t spend a lot of time justifying his chosen profession, preferring instead to give readers a sense of what it is like to be a sniper, which lets us speculate as to whether we would have what it takes, if the the situation called for it. A first-rate military memoir.” Booklist
“This well-crafted story makes one laugh and cry and is essential for understanding those who have given themselves to the American military in the long struggle against terrorism. John Pruden’s masterly narration is well placed and incorporates a skillful use of accents. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“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 tot he bones, the Carlos Hathcock of a new generation.” Charles W. Sasser, US Army Green Beret (ret.), and author of One Shot, One Kill
“This aggressively written account of frontline combat, with plenty of action and technical nitty-gritty, should appeal to conservative readers and military buffs.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by erich 9/13/2017
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Great story horrible narration

They need a better narrator great story but the narrator is clearly not from the south or mid-west trying to do accents from there and failing miserably
by Erik Y 9/13/2017
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Amazing

This story is amazing. I like the fact that he had section where he let his wife partake in the writing, telling her side. It really completed the book. The narration was superb, moments of loss, I could feel through the John Prudens narration. Fantastic, Amazing book!

Author

Author Bio: Chris Kyle

Chris Kyle (1974–2013) was a US Navy SEAL who 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. He was considered the most lethal sniper in US history.

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Author Bio: Scott McEwen

Scott McEwen is the coauthor of Chris Kyle’s #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper. He is a trial attorney in San Diego, California, and has taught at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. McEwen works with and provides support for several military charitable organizations, including the SEAL Team Foundation.

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Author Bio: Jim DeFelice

Jim DeFelice is the co-author of the five-million-copy #1 New York Times bestseller American Sniper and the New York Times bestsellers American Wife and Code Name: Johnny Walker. He is the author of Omar Bradley: General at War, and writes a number of acclaimed military thrillers, including the Rogue Warrior series from Richard Marcinko, founder of SEAL Team 6, and the novels in the Dreamland series with Dale Brown.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English