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Publisher's Summary

American troops are in contact....

The UH-1H helicopter swoops in to bail them out....

Tracer fire everywhere, the windshield shatters, the door gunners returning fire....

Will Colonel Cory’s helicopter be able to rescue the pinned down soldiers?

Undaunted Valor is the firsthand account of helicopter pilot, Colonel Dan Cory as he flies combat missions in the jungles of Vietnam. From dodging enemy ground fire and RPGs, to constant mortar and rocket attacks on his base, Colonel Cory stared down the enemy to bring his fellow soldiers’ home.

Join Colonel Cory as he recounts some of the most intense helicopter and ground combat of the Vietnam War from the eyes of a man who spent two combat tours there. From being shot down by enemy fire, to leading his air crew to repel an enemy assault, Colonel Cory’s firsthand accounts of the Vietnam War are awe-inspiring. Awarded the Silver Star, and two Bronze Stars for Valor, Cory’s hair-raising accounts of what it was like to fly over the uungles of Vietnam will make you feel as if you are right there with him.

©2019 Gary J. Bridges (P)2021 Gary J. Bridges

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Good story. Horrible narration.

I’m retired from the Air Force and can relate to much of this story. It has the hallmarks of authenticity, from the naivety of noobs, the stress that combat takes and the ignorance of midgrade Officers who flew desks. A good read.

But a horrible audiobook. The narrator seems to not know how punctuation should affect his speech pattern, rhythm and tense. He is at times mechanical and other times overly dramatic. He often stops mid-sentence and then hurriedly finishes it. There are also several times that the audio was dubbed as if the narrator made mistakes and had to correct them later. He is probably a nice guy but really bad at reading out loud. You can actually hear him swallow as if his throat was getting dry.

Buy the printed book. Don’t waste your money on the audiobook. The bad narrator will just piss you off.

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This was not supposed to be fiction

This was listed under biographies and memoirs. The first sentence of the book tells you it’s a fictional piece of work. That’s very misleading. I wasn’t looking for fiction, I was looking for a biography or a memoir. I Wasted one credit on a lie

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WOW!

After listening to Maj. Jackson on Jocko Podcast 275. I had to listen to this book.

The bravery & heroism of these crews was amazing. The skill & determination of these pilots is inspiring.

There were many leadership lessons to be learned in this book.

I highly recommend it.

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good book interesting perspective

I have never heard Vietnam told from a helicopter pilots perspective. I appreciate the insight and detail provided.

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Outstanding book about the war in Vietnam!

An outstanding book about the integration of helicopters into the battlefields of Vietnam. This book paints a very surreal picture of life as a combat helicopter pilot. The skills required to maneuver a helicopter in the jungles of Vietnam was a team effort. It was overall a very gritty story filled with laughter and sadness. A great tribute to all the helicopter crews who flew in combat. I couldn't put it down!

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Fantastic story, but has some production issues

First, don’t be thrown off with the “based on true events”. During interviews the author explains the stories are all true, but it’s listed as fiction because some family members of the deceased or the individuals still alive didn’t want their names in the book. So he changed their names around in order to tell the stories without running into legal issues.

Now, for the actual production, the narration was okay, but there is a lot of background noise (I would very much like to see the cat with the bell I kept hearing). There are some obvious sport where names of villages and regions were cut in because of pronunciation. There’s also consistent pauses where you can hear the clicking of switching to the next page.

That is where the bad ends, just wanted to get that out of the way. The actual narration is rather decent when on a roll. The technical description of what it was like to fly in a Huey is really good, the actual insight to warrant officers is really good. Who knew they did more than drink coffee and judge everyone for not being smart? I’m really glad these stories are being told, can’t wait to move on the other volumes!

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Awesome!!

Great story based on true events. Well worth the read. Author is being humble on his actions in combat. Fantastic leader and Commander!!

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performance 👎 story 👍

good story, poor performance. the other reviews are 100% accurate.


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An amazing story! a must listen. Well narrated

A great story told form a helicopter pilot point of view. You get a great insight on how fighting in the Vietnam war was like.

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Horrible reading, great story.

It's a great story. As an Army Aviator I can relate to everything I've heard so far. I've made it about 3 hours into the book. However, it sounds like captain Kirk is reading it. I've decided I cannot listen to it any more. The story is good but the way it is read is extremely it's extremely annoying.

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  • Darius
  • 05-04-21

Bad narration

The book is amazing, the story is incredible and very interesting , but...

The voice of the narrator and him changing his voice to show different characters is good, but there are other annoying things. You hear mouse clicks in the background, smacking lips, a lot o "mouth sounds", in a couple of places the narrator stutters, there are pauses in narration, I even thought that I heard the narrator eating or swallowing. It was hard to listen sometimes, I could not focus completely, especially those mouse clicks were annoying.

This is a book which I will not listen again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-23-21

Awesome detail, good narration, must listen!

Found this through Jocko, loved every minute. Totally immersed in the missions and great detail to paint the picture of what it's like in the air, at that time.