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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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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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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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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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good story, entertaining account

The story was interesting and well told, although the narrator - despite his extensive experience as related at the end of the book - kind of stumbled through some words quite a lot through it but that sort of kept it interesting in itself.

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

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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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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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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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  • 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.