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  • Legend

  • A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 866
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 797
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 800

In Legend, acclaimed best-selling author Eric Blehm takes as his canvas the Vietnam War as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A 12-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia - where US forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read!

  • By Jon on 08-09-15
  • Legend
  • A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
  • By: Eric Blehm
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders

Simply The Best

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-18

One of the best ever written about the guys who didn't exist! I was an Army helicopter pilot in Vietnam in 1968 and another year in 1970. I've pretty much stayed away from the subject up until recently. It brings back a lot of old memories. The writing and narration are superb. The story is spell binding almost to the unbelievable category. Having worked with those guys a few times I know it's believable. The guy was a legend!

  • A Tiger Among Us

  • A Story of Valor in Vietnam's A Shau Valley
  • By: Bennie G. Adkins, Katie Lamar Jackson, Chuck Hagel - foreword, and others
  • Narrated by: Jeff Bottoms, Bennie G. Adkins - preface
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

While the rain and mist of an early March moved over the valley, then-Sergeant First Class Bennie Adkins and 16 other Green Berets found themselves holed up in an undermanned and unfortified position at Camp A Shau, a small training and reconnaissance camp located right next to the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail, North Vietnam's major supply route. And with the rain came the North Vietnamese Army in force. Filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of a battle fought in the middle of a tropical forest, A Tiger Among Us is a riveting tale of bravery, valor, skill, and resilience.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A gripping tale

  • By Anonymous User on 09-25-18

None Better

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-19-18

The Audie Murphy of the Vietnam War! Outstanding book! I spent two years in Vietnam flying helicopters in 1968 and 1970. I worked with the 5th Special Forces Group on a few occasions. Simply put they were living legends!

  • The Other Vietnam War: A Helicopter Pilot's Life in Vietnam

  • By: Marc Cullison
  • Narrated by: Marc Cullison
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

In Vietnam, we weren’t out to be heroes. We just did our jobs. For a helicopter pilot, each day was like all the others. You flew the mission and never stopped to think that it might be your last. You didn’t think about the bullet holes in the helicopter, the cracks in the tail boom, or any of it until night, lying in bed when you couldn’t think of anything else. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A different point of view

  • By GEL on 12-04-18

Good story but....................

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-18

If you're looking for a book about flying helicopters in Vietnam you might want to look else where. It's more of the authors rolling in the mud about coping with Vietnam. Surprisingly you would think the author never had a friend in the world. He pretty much dislikes everybody he ever met including his family. But that being said it is a good book. It's more about dealing with demons than flying helicopters.

Lots of us went. I did in 1968 and again in 1970 flying helicopters. I had a different outlook than the author both during and after my two tours.

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