• Vietnam Saga: Exploits of a Combat Helicopter Pilot

  • By: Stan Corvin Jr.
  • Narrated by: Jim Seybert
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (185 ratings)

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Vietnam Saga: Exploits of a Combat Helicopter Pilot

By: Stan Corvin Jr.
Narrated by: Jim Seybert
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Publisher's Summary

Vietnam Saga is a very personal story of Stan Corvin's often perilous times in the US Army as a two-tour combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam. It is a true-life story of soldiers who fought for freedom and often for their very lives.

Vietnam Saga is also a story about the meaning of life. Standing back from his war experience, Stan reflects on his ever-present faith and how it carried him through this challenging period of his life.

Originally written as a legacy to Stan Corvin's family - something that will be passed down for many generations - Vietnam Saga is now an opportunity for you to share in this legacy and the personal recollections, memories, thoughts, fears, and shed tears of a decorated and dedicated American soldier.

©2017 Stan Corvin, Jr. (P)2017 Stan Corvin, Jr.

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Highly Recommend Vietnam Chopper Pilot Experiences

I was provided this free review copy audiobook by the author or narrator." This review is for the audio copy of Vietnam Saga: Exploits of a Combat Helicopter by Stan Corvin Jr. and narrated by Jim Seybert. This is among the best Vietnam War books that I have listened to. It provided a point of view from a front line person whom I believed told it like it was. It told the story in a straightforward manner that didn’t pull any punched. It was also told in such a manner that early teens can listen to it without any vulgarity. That is not to say that isn’t a great deal of graphic violence described because, after all, it is a history of war and battles. The narrator did an outstanding job with the story. He helps make the story come alive in my mind. His tone and inflection were ideal. This is the first book I have listened to where he was the narrator and I will be looking for other books he has narrated. I highly recommend this book, the author and the narrator.

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Thank you for sharing your story...

Vietnam Saga is the story of Stan Corvin's time in Vietnam as a combat helicopter pilot. First things, first. Many of these Vietnam memoirs are full of language. I've seen some reviews that didn't love this aspect. That doesn't personally bother me, but I wanted to say that this book doesn't have any bad language, so nobody should be offended.

Each chapter in the book covers a different story, though they're all intertwined in Mr. Corvin's time in Vietnam. Some of them are horrific (though it doesn't go into much gory detail and things are written very tastefully) while others are humorous. I especially enjoyed the chapter when Mr. Corvin went to the restaurant and met the King of Siam and his family.

Jim Seybert did a good job with the narration. He read the book with appropriate emotion where called for and had a nice cadence, and his voice was appropriate for the this book. There were a few spots where I could tell that the narration had changed because Mr. Seybert had obviously re-recorded a portion of the audio. This didn't really bother me though. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher for an honest review.

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Required Reading!

This book is required reading for anyone interested in Vietnam war history, specifically helicopter pilots. I’m always excited to find another good book, and I can’t recommend this one enough.

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Excellent perspective on Nam chopper pilots

This is a down to earth, very realistic, work that gives the listener great insight into not only the Vietnam War, itself, but the inherent dangers and stress of chopper pilots over the jungles and paddies. Having lived through Nam and the times, this is an upfront and personal glimpse of the dangers and moral struggles faced by so many. The narration by Jim Seybert brought the listen to life. I would highly recommend this book to those that enjoy this genre and all that are curious as to the trials of air to ground combat missions. A review copy of this audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in return for this unbiased review. If you found this review helpful, please take a moment to click yes below.

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Excellent story

It’s an amazing yarn and well read. I really enjoyed listening to this book of true heroism in the face of circumstances that many of hope we will never hav to be with in

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Great story.

As a former Army helicopter pilot I thought it was a great story. Lots of stuff outside the cockpit.

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Really enjoyed this book...

Where does Vietnam Saga: Exploits of a Combat Helicopter Pilot rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've had a longstanding interest in aviation. If you're at all interested in combat aviation, then this would be a tough book to beat.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I prefer to break it up over a number of days.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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American hero

great book! hearing all that he and our service men and women went through makes me appreciate them even more God bless you Stan

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One of a Kind

Captain Corvin shares his amazing vietnam experience, work s little Europe thrown in for fun. Definitely a wild ride and incredibly interesting.

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Great book

Wonderful book. I could not stop listening to it. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about the helicopter war. Just out standing

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  • jim ashworth-beaumont
  • 11-19-22

An absolutely outstanding war memoir

An honest, action packed memoir giving me a new view point on the Vietnam conflict. packed with technical explanations, putting me at the controls of the nimble and lethal Loach and other helicopters. He writes honestly and conveys the incredibly dangerous and intense missions he was involved in, and his miraculous survival. The final chapters are extraordinary. The author has strong views which need to be taken in context. These don't detract from the fact that Stan Corbin is a very intelligent, reflective and respectful man. Thank you.

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  • Clayton
  • 08-06-20

Excellent

Really well written, very interesting and informative, keeps you on the edge of your seat. Wonderfully narrated

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  • chris
  • 10-03-18

amazing book and totally riveting

this is the forth I've listened to recently and each book gives more and more of an insight into the lives and terror experienced. without doubt one of the very best books about a helicopter pilot in vietnam. no punches are pulled and its very straight talking, just how it needs to be! 100/100 !

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  • Toby
  • 12-01-22

Excellent

I listen to this whole thing in one sitting, a fantastic reliving of a brave man’s exploits.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-27-19

best vietnam combat heli pilot book ive read

loved it, best ive read. hard to believe so much can happen to one man.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-11-18

amazing

absolutely amazing, couldnt stop listening! could easily listen to it again! a movie should be made about this