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American Sniper (Enhanced Edition): The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History [Kindle Edition with Audio/Video]

Chris Kyle , Scott McEwen , Jim DeFelice
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NOW A BLOCKBUSTER MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD—NOMINATED FOR SIX ACADEMY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE

This special enhanced edition features more than 10 exclusive videos with Chris Kyle and an additional 15 images and descriptions of the weapons used by the armed forces in their fight against terrorism overseas.

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.

Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.



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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER (No Source)

“[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)

From the Back Cover

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 Kyles fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving first-person accounts throughout, Kyles 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.


Product details

  • File Size: 399998 KB
  • Print Length: 525 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (3 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062190970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062190970
  • ASIN: B006LA6IW2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (550 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #164,408 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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56 of 63 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Long Shot 19 Feb. 2012
By John M. Ford TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio Download
Chris Kyle served four tours of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom, making 160 confirmed kills of enemy soldiers and insurgents. In this biography, Kyle begins by describing his early life, his decision to join the Navy, and the courtship of his wife, Taya. The narrative then alternates between Kyle's military experiences and his home life with Taya and their children.

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. There are some useful lessons here.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful.....Just Awful 30 July 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I had great expectation reading this book after hearing so much about him but I was greatly disappointed when I got this. I have read countless books (British/American/ww2, vietnam, iraq and afghanistan) and could not put them down, infact did not want to put them down as they were a great read but this book...I struggle to pick it up and I actually can't wait to finish it.

It's extremely poorly written, there is not enough descriptions of events, for example, he has a great build up of an event thats happening around him and just as you think there will be more about whats going on it's on to the next chapter and nothing more said. He mentions Marcus Lutterall and Michael Monsoor, as a reader you're expecting how they met or what they did together but this was nothing more than a couple of sentances about them. I know Chris is not with us today but if you're gonna talk about someone who did something amazing I as a reader want to know more about your relationship and how you met, what you guys did together.

Everytime I read this book I want my imagination to be captured and placed next to him in Iraq, as you have with most GOOD writers but as I said previously, this is not a well written book and would not recommend it. If you want a book on the Navy Seals I highly recommended Lone Survivor, Roberts Ridge or No Easy Day but I would recommend you stay away from this one. And as I write this, I read on the internet that Chris Kyle's estate is being sued by Jesse Ventura for slander in this book, although the passage was brief (as most stories told in this book are) it was pretty easy to guess who he was speaking about and Kyle did come across as a bit of a macho idiot whose always right and never wrong.
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150 of 174 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly unenjoyable. Do not waste your time. 22 May 2012
By acae
Format:Hardcover
Nobody expects ex-forces guys to be world-beating authors but even when taking that into consideration, you begin to ask yourself why at some point during the production of this drivel did someone not take him to one side and say "Chris, this isn't good, not good at all in fact. Tone it down a little."?

You could forgive the bland writing style, the corny see-through patriotism and the unengagingly cardboard dialogue, if only the author didn't come across as one of the world's most conceited men. Every single anecdote is a poorly veiled attempt to make him look super-great, whilst simultaneously trying to make everyone else look like a complete idiot. If you only believed half of what was said in this book, you'd be forgiven for thinking the US Navy SEALS are 99.9% incompetents and 0.01% Chris Kyle. And it's only that 0.01% that gives them their deserved reputation.

Just when you think it can't get any worse along comes the dialogue from his wife. I doubt she had much of a hand in writing any of it because they're in exactly the same vein as the rest of the book. It just reads as manufactured and wooden. I've read better porn scripts.

I'm not in the habit of ranting, but I'm having difficulty finding something good to say. The only reason I read the entire book was out of morbid curiosity. After reading it I tried to reason with myself. I began wondering if I had just read the tone of the book all wrong. Perhaps his writing style needed to be interpreted differently? So I typed his name into a search engine to get an idea of the man and came across a few Youtube links and articles of the author, and you know what .... he's exactly as I pictured him.

I can't imagine anybody finding this book to be an engaging read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars David Newman
One of the best books I've read did not want it to end.
So sad at the end to find out he died.
Will now get the film.
Thanks for letting me shear this with you.
Published 28 minutes ago by David Newman
4.0 out of 5 stars good story line although it does seem to repeat its ...
good story line although it does seem to repeat its self through the middle part of the book, but then you must remember it is a true story
Published 1 hour ago by Antony Slade
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this book
Enjoyed this book.Read it after seeing the film it filled in the detail.The PS at the end were excellent. Read more
Published 4 hours ago by KAREN daniels
1.0 out of 5 stars What a sad reflection of where the American head is at.
OHH Dear Ohh Dear
What a load of John Wayne,moronic bull shyte.
If this really is a reflection of the thought processes and make up of the ultimate US forces,then give... Read more
Published 2 days ago by staffie
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This is no glorification of the man or the conflict; it's an honest and frank account from a warrior who did what his country asked of him, and the sacrifices he, his family and... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Dustin Gweever
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Loved this book great story with sad end, film also great
Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
quick delivery. brilliant
Published 4 days ago by G CHALLIS
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I can recommend this book.
Published 4 days ago by Bruce Birkett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing
Published 5 days ago by Miss A C Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
Amazing true story and no punches pulled ( i know as i did the same job with th british )
Published 6 days ago by lesheaney uk
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