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American Sniper

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

©2012 Chris Kyle (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

Narrator: John Pruden
Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
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The Artist's Journey

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I have a theory about the "Hero's Journey". We all have one. We have many, in fact. But our primary hero's journey is the passage we live out, in real life, before we find our calling. The hero's journey ends when, like Odysseus, we return home to Ithaca, to the place from which we started. What then? The passage that comes next is the "Artist's Journey". On our artist's journey, we move past resistance and past self-sabotage. We discover our true selves and our authentic calling, and we produce the works we were born to create. You are an artist too - whether you realize it or not, whether you like it or not - and you have an artist's journey. Will you live it out? Will you follow your muse and do the work you were born to do? Ready or not, you are called.

©2018 Black Irish Books, LLC (P)2018 Black Irish Book, LLC

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American Gun

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At the time of his tragic death in February 2013, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most accomplished sniper in U.S. military history, was finishing a remarkable book that retold American history through the lens of a hand-selected list of firearms. Kyle masterfully argues that guns have played a fascinating, indispensable, and often under-appreciated role in our national story. Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell his story, including the American long rifle, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester rifle, .38 police handgun, and M-16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. This is also the story of how American innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed technology - and U.S. power - forward.

©2013 Chris Kyle (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

Narrator: John Pruden
Category: History, Military
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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American Sniper

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Chris Kyle var medlem af eliteenheden Navy SEAL og kendt for at være den mest dødbringende finskytte i det amerikanske militærs historie. Som finskytte har Chris Kyle udført 160 bekræftede drab - det reelle antal dræbte er sandsynligvis langt højere. Chris fortryder ikke et eneste af drabene og udtaler: "Det var min pligt at skyde fjenden. Det eneste jeg er ked af, er de soldater og venner, jeg ikke kunne redde. Jeg er ikke naiv og romantiserer ikke krig. De værste øjeblikke i mit liv har jeg haft som Navy SEAL, men jeg kan stå overfor Gud med ren samvittighed." "American Sniper" er en action-fyldt og dybt personlig øjenvidneskildring af krigens barske virkelighed, som kun én mand kan fortælle. Chris Kyle beretter ærligt om smerten ved krig, om at blive skudt to gange og om at miste to nære venner.

©2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof. Translated by Brian Christensen (P)2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof

Narrator: Thomas Gulstad
Author: Chris Kyle
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
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American Sniper

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Chris Kyle diente von 1999 bis 2009 bei den US Navy SEALs und verzeichnete in jener Zeit die höchste Zahl an tödlichen Treffern in der amerikanischen Militärgeschichte. 160 gezielte Liquidationen schreibt ihm das Pentagon offiziell zu. Seine Kameraden nannten ihn "Die Legende", seine Feinde "Teufel"...   In dieser eindringlichen Autobiografie erzählt der geborene Texaner, der 2013 erschossen wurde, die Geschichte seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens.

©2015 Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH (P)2015 Münchner Verlagsgruppe GmbH

Narrator: Roman Roth
Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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