cover image American Sniper

American Sniper

Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice, read by John Pruden. HarperAudio, unabridged, nine CDs, 10.5 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-0-06-220949-8

One of the most feared soldiers to ever set foot on the battleground that was and still is Iraq, Kyle recounts his bloody tales of war with deadly accuracy. Skillfully narrated by John Pruden, these fascinating war stories offer insight into the perils of modern combat. Pruden’s tone is that of a Navy SEAL: calm, cool, and collected. And he never falters in recounting the author’s impressive skills on the battlefield—skills that gave Kyle the most career sniper kills in United States military history. While Kyle’s story is gripping in its own right, Pruden’s outstanding narration brings the story to life with brutal realism. Pruden is a man possessed in this account; he embodies Kyle from start to finish. The result is truly chilling listening. A William Morrow hardcover. (Mar.)