American Sniper

American Sniper

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

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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, and the source for Clint Eastwood's blockbuster movie which was 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.

Publisher: New York :, W. Morrow
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780062082374
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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pacl_teens Jul 20, 2020

American Sniper by Chris Kyle is the most interesting and well-told book about combat. The book is about Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL, and America’s most prolific sniper. He completed four tours in Iraq from 1999-2009. The book talks about his training as a Navy SEAL and his different experiences in combat. The book also covers other aspects of his life such as his relationship with his family and friends. The book ties all aspects together and creates a perfect blend and tells his story perfectly.

I have to admit. I am not a big reader, but this book hooked me. I spent hours on the couch reading this book and it is still my favorite book to this day. This book tells his story in a clear and authentic way. Moreover, it talks about his personal life which gives the reader a deeper sense of connection to him. It makes it feel as if you had known him for a while. Overall this book gets 5 out of 5 stars. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
-Jeff, Grade 10

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MrPlatypus
Mar 11, 2020

It's hard to imagine a more unsympathetic person than Chris Kyle... I was really annoyed and often time quite shocked about the statements he was making throughout this book. It seems like that he just loved killing people and generally only cared about himself and what he wanted. If somebody disagreed with him - that was an a...hole. If he did something that maybe wasn't a very good thing - oh well, he's a SEAL, he can do it, because he's above everybody else... His general selfishness and ego-centered, war loving, 'savage'-killing aggressive attitude really ruined the whole book. I wanted to learn more about SEALS and war - but I mainly learnt about his very twisted personality. He has one positive side showing through this book: he seems very honest about just liking to kill other people (as long as Americans don't get hurt)... I guess for somebody like him going to war is still a better option than being let loose in society... A really disappointing book. Maybe it would be a better read for psychologists for a case study than for somebody who wants to learn about the war and SEALS...

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Shuken_1989
Jun 26, 2019

This audiobook had me hooked from page one. Chris Kyle's work "American Sniper" gives the reader a glimpse into the life of a Navy SEAL sniper from the day he leaves BUDS training to the final days of service with the Navy. Kyle pulls no punches either in this book, detailing operations and kills that he made over the course of his career. Kyle also has a tendency to occasionally wax poetic about the meaning of war, giving the reader (or in this case listener) a more in-depth view of his process and personal philosophies. The book also details some of Kyle's stints between deployments returning home to his wife Taya, who gives a candid look at the struggles the intense deployments and training schedule the Navy SEALs had imposed on Kyle.

The reader, John Pruden, does a superb job of modulating his voice to fit different characters. I find that his gravitas (this isn't the first book on tape I've listened to that he's narrated) and ability to inject inflection into his readings really helps capture the atmosphere of the text.

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carolynmay
Jun 12, 2019

Excellent book, unfortunately Chris Kyle and his friend named Chad Littlefield were murdered after the book came out by a former U.S. Marine they were trying to help cope with his ptst in 2013. Chris was only 38 at the time of his death.

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CasemanL31
Apr 17, 2018

An amazing glimpse into the life of a dedicated American. An American soldier who put his life and the lives of his family on hold to do a job that few people in this country are willing or able to do. His abilities saved untold numbers of our soldiers in a deadly environment. We all should be proud of him and ones like him that worked so hard to keep us free and safe in the USA. Great book.

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HizberAbid16
Nov 02, 2017

The book is a mixture of excitement, adventure and fear. I really enjoyed the book and I've read it several times. Chris Kyle is indeed one of my favorite snipers after Rob Furlong. This book pretty much motivated me to work out more and gave me the courage to be a better person

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Nikewingz
Sep 20, 2017

Interesting read and pretty easy for someone with zero military knowledge.

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Elaine_2013
Mar 24, 2017

this is a pretty nice book. but the is a bit of swearing in the book. probably not for children from 1 to 5 or 4. this book shows what Navy Seals do but I wanted to know how he died not what the date is and this book wasn't the best book about Navy seals but I don't know about you guys but I would put it on the top 3 best sniper books and/or the best war books.

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TPM34
Feb 13, 2017

This is an amazing book and a great insights into the harsh realities of war and the effects it has on those who serve and protect our country. I would recommend this book to not only those interested in the military and worldwide conflicts, but for anyone else that is interested in current events happening around the world. I love how the book really gives you an insight into the lives of those who protect and how their lives outside of the military is effected. Great read, everyone should give this book a try!

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KentW_435
Jul 17, 2016

American Sniper may not have been the most capturing book I've read, but has a really different way of looking at war. This book takes you to the perspective of America's greatest sniper. I don't tend to read autobiographies but I decided to read this book anyway, and it was a good choice. For young readers, it is complex, and you need to be focused when reading if you want to understand it. There are a lot of military terms that you may not be familiar with. Although I am 12, I would recommend this book to people older than 13. This book has realistic action and adventure, but beware, it can be graphic, and there is some mature language involved.

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pilgrim49
Feb 04, 2015

Coarse Language: This book is a great story but is full of very coarse language, which ruins a lot of it for me.

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Nov 02, 2017

Despite what your momma told you, Violence does solve problems.

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