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

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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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  • jstep
  • 13-02-18

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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  • Ian Lumsden
  • 16-04-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-03-18

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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  • David Hester
  • 12-03-18

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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  • Melissa Boone
  • 09-03-18

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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  • Cycletrash56
  • 24-02-18

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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  • Bob Reither
  • 06-02-21

Great listen

Enjoyed the listen. I thought it might taper off for the 2nd tour, but could not have been more wrong. The last story and epilogue . . . thank you for your service and sharing your story Captain Corvin.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-01-21

Authentic Americana

Author gets right to the story with just enough background to get you up to point. While he seems matter of fact he is gives the reader an intimate look into his family and his warrior band of brothers. 5000 hours flight time in Vietnam. Descriptive writing puts you in the Loach helicopter, I found myself holding on to whatever I could in crash descriptions. The last chapter brought out deep emotions. A very good book and an amazing story
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  • UNCLE SAM
  • 08-12-20

Very Enjoyable Vietnam Story

Great narration and great story.

Excellent example of selfless service during the Vietnam war from an exceptional pilot’s point of view.

Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-20

Excellent!

I have listened to dozens of books written by Vietnam combat vets and I have to say, this is definitely in the to 10 percent. I almost felt as if I was being told by the author, except that the narrator was obviously unfamiliar with some of the words judging by his mispronunciation or non-standard pronunciation of them. That is my only negative comment on an otherwise perfect audio book.