American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History is the story of a humble Texas rancher’s journey from joining the military to going into sniper school and then the Middle East. This is the first book of this type I have ever listened to. Once I started listening to this story I couldn’t stop, sometimes rewinding it just to listen to a good part again.
I halfway expected this to be a bloody, gory mess of a war story. I was happily surprised that it wasn’t that type of a book. American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History doesn’t go into great detail about anything other than Chris’ thoughts and feelings about what was going on around him. I did not get as many political innuendos as I had expected. However I am surprised by the amount of detail that Chris was “allowed” to write about.
Chris Kyle’s writing style is what really made this book a success. He made it very conversational, more like he was talking to you instead of at you. I appreciated the sections that were from his wife’s point of view.
John Pruden did an excellent job narrating this book. I felt that his southern accent fit the author perfectly. John Pruden really made me feel that he was just telling me a story in person. The ease he had adding emotions and different tones to portray the story in the best possible way.
Disclosure: Audio book downloaded from Audible.com