American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History (Enhanced Edition) [NOOK Book]

Overview

In this enhanced addition you'll find additional photos, audios and videos that further illuminate Chris' fascinating experience.

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 ...

See more details below
American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History (Enhanced Edition)

Available on NOOK devices and apps

  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price

Overview

In this enhanced addition you'll find additional photos, audios and videos that further illuminate Chris' fascinating experience.

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.

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062190970
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 25,544
  • File size: 398 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 194 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(91)

4 Star

(33)

3 Star

(34)

2 Star

(20)

1 Star

(16)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 194 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Sloppy

    I'm a medically retired Marine with over 10 years of active duty service. Formost, I appreciate and respect Chris Kyle's service.
    I Saw a lot of hype for this book so I checked out the sample which I enjoyed, unfortunately, the book seems to get progressively sloppier as it goes on. Much of the material seems really jumbled, and does not flow well from chapter to chapter. I understand that Kyle is a Warrior and not a writer, and I understand that it's more of a collection of memories than storytelling, however the way it's written might leave you scratching your head sometimes.
    There's an awful lot of ego and chest thumping, a lot of times it's overt, and sometimes you can only see it between the lines. This of course is understandable as well. It's the nature of the beast, but one can only stand so many pages of it before it detracts from the rest of the story. This along with other technical details, at times, makes me question the accuracy of some of the material. But, who wouldn't want to "Hollywood" up their own story?
    The material written by his wife, and the parts concerning how he dealt with his marriage and becoming a father seemed really out of place and awkward, but that's really how it is. It's often a dual life for military members. But in a story that's already suffering from organization and editing issues, the family stuff just compounds it further.
    I wish I would have paid closer attention to the negative reviews before dropping 13 bones on the enhanced edition since I see some of the same gripes from them as well.
    I think this story might whet a lot of young naive appetites, or those of armchair wannabes. It definitely portrays a "Shootem up" "Call of Duty-esque" outlook on combat and warfare in general.

    28 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Wiilsonn

    The book is a must read very good book. The only thing i could not get the entire photos on my nook color.

    20 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Modern warrior

    This guy is no Hemmingway when it comes to writing, but what he really is and most important of all is a survivor. Both in combat and keeping his priorities. A very good book to read! They still make them like they used too!

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    ANONYMOUS

    This really doesn't have to do with the book so much as the comments about it. Freedom of speech is open to everyone qhether you agree or not. I'm struck by all the negative comments posted by people are eager to hide behind 'anonymous'. My handle is pkb1300 and if what I have annoys you, ok...we won't be friends. But I had the courage to provide my username. Thank you to ALL the military mebers and families for the hell they went through so you could remain anonymous in youe diatribes.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    I recommend this to everyone!

    I thought this would be an interesting read but never expected it to be such a great book and story. This is an autobiography and a story, a history lesson, window into the battles in Iraq, a non-political view of the Iraqi war, and more. It is written as shorter stories and accounts of this special man's experiences defending friends, servicemen, and solders. Not that he is any more special than any other person serving in the military, as he himself will attest, but he is a hero all the same. I recommend this to anyone regardless of your political leanings or beliefs because it tells a very real story of how this part of the world is, not just how we would like it or wish it to be. It is very easy to read which is good because you won't want to put it down.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Thank you Chief

    RIP. There are many Marines alive today because of who you are.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    OutSTANDing

    Couldn't put it down. A gritty, emotional, sometimes humorous, and honest look at war from a guy that went there with the clear intent of making the other side die for their cause. He did just that, and did it extremely well.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Good book

    I like it. The enhanced edition is cool too.

    6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Yes

    So upset when i finished the book. Never wanted to stop reading. I would be tthrilled to shake chris kyles hand. What a true patriot. God bless our troops!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Just bought the book so

    I see some of you folks have problems with the down and dirty type. These boys don't play by PC rules and if they talk sh,t about doing their job they earned it. I am just glad we have some real men left to do the dirty work no thanks any of you PC wuss boys. So I give it 5 stars just because you don't like. Did read half a chapter at Sams, some good sh,t!

    Meaux

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 7, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Highly Recommended -

    This is one of the better military books I've read. If you want to really feel what it's like to be in the battle zone in Iraq or even think you know what it's all about in Afghanistan, you must read this account. I felt as though I walked through the dirty towns myself, rifle in hand. Chris Kyle is brutally honest about his chosen career and his struggles with family life. No long drawn out stories about Navy Seal training. Just enough to give you the gist. I am in awe of our Special Ops soldiers and their abilities and their love for what they do. At times it's hard to like Chris because as a grandmother I think he should put family first.But, as a woman who honors the military way of life and who wishes she could serve, I understand. His wife is to be congratulated for sticking through. This is a fast, honest and hard hitting book. I understand Iraq so much better and see that it is not always as portrayed on the news. God Bless Chris and his band of brothers in the past, now and in the future. This is my daily prayer.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Boooooooooooorrrrrrinnnng

    So boring.

    5 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Misleading

    I thought I was purchasing a book on a humble, professional, psychological approach and mind set of an "American Sniper". Instead, I got just a few more war stories, arrogance and boasting about numbers, distance and accomplishments. My hat is off to you Mr. Kyle for doing what not every man is able and willing to do, but some things are better off unwritten and unsaid.

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Great read

    Enjoyed it greatly! Loved the videos.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Excellent Reading

    This book had me entrigued by how Chris Kyle saw things that most people would be in shock. Excellent and vivid accounts that most of us in the military can relate. Dark events in history but with a twist of humor to it from his point of view.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 22, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Excellent book written well by author and wife of their experiences on and off the battlefield. How family deals with war and the mentality of a true warrior is revealed. Thank you Chris and Taya for your service to our country!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Me

    This book was absolutly amazing he tells the was as it was and didnt spend any time pattung himself on the back great book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Really cool

    This is a really cool book and well written. Thanks for your service chris

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Overall, this was an easy to read biography of a great american.

    Overall, this was an easy to read biography of a great american.  It was very honest in its content especially about Chris' thought process on a number of occasions, both operationally and in his personal life.  It was also easy read from the perspective that there is no, 'literary style' to try to figure out.  My impression, Chris is telling his story as if you were sitting next to him, AND his wife Taya.  That was a very interesting aspect of the book.  It is a major  reason I would recommend this book, especially to young married service couples.  Several times throughout the book, Chris tells his piece of the story and then, Taya, tells her side of the same timeframe or event.  It definitely shows the contrasting and sometimes conflicting aspects of married life of a SEAL and his spouse.  Other couples with deploying spouses can definitely related to these contrasting perspectives. Professionally, when Chris details events where he works with other services, or other nation's special operations forces, he is extremely professional in his assessments; it is not all SEAL bravado.  I was very impressed. The take away from this biography is the patriotic depth of a great American Warrior; who happened to be a Navy SEAL, and very proud of that fact.  it is worth the read.  

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    Really enjoyed this book!!

    It was nice to get a modern soldier's perspective. Really really enjoyed this book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 194 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)