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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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  • tabhastal
  • 22-03-2021

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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  • Michael Sturtevant
  • 08-04-2021

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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  • Dorian Aniline
  • 27-04-2021

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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  • Brian Jenkins
  • 10-06-2021

Great book and story

The story was outstanding but the narrator has ticks, or makes frequent sounds while he reads that is very irritating. Sounds like he is constantly licking his lips. Very distracting, and it detracts from the audio book.

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  • Antone Patterson
  • 12-05-2021

Good story but :

Good story but narrator stumbles to much. Other than that very compelling story enjoyed the book very much.

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  • Jake
  • 06-05-2021

Exceptional book for exceptional actions

This book is filled with stories you would think were straight out of Hollywood. It’s quite amazing that he even lived to tell them. If you have any interest in the Vietnam War and what it was actually like in the fight, this is it. Highly recommend this and Jocko Podcast 276 with the author. You will not regret either.

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  • Brandon
  • 30-04-2021

Listen to Jockopodcast Ep: 275

Listening to the podcast first was well worth it. Than I gave a look into the book and wasn’t disappointed.

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  • Donnie Calvery
  • 27-04-2021

Great read

Loved the book, couldn't put it down. Narration wa fine. Look forward to reading the follow-up books.

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  • David FROM THE MOUNTAINS
  • 10-04-2021

outstanding

hands down one of the best audio books I've ever listen to. it provided great insight to the helicopter pilots experience of Vietnam.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-2021

great book, easy listen

This was a exceptionaly easy book to get through as and fan of the military and a helicopter pilot myself this was well worth the purchase.

Also out Jako Podcast #275 on YouTube with the author Colonel Matt Jackson.

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  • Darius
  • 04-05-2021

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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