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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,140 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Forester Narrator: Christian Rodska Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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Hornblower becomes a national hero when he escapes a French firing squad. But the 'Terror of the Mediterranean' becomes Europe's most wanted man, forced to fight alone for England - and liberty.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Siria | 2/11/2014

    " I think this is probably the shortest of the Hornblower novels, at only about 155 pages. Still, it's more than enough time for Horatio to expound meaningfully and at length about his Emo Man-Pain. Before I met Horatio - or at least, the book version of him - I did not think it was possible for someone born in the eighteenth century to have Emo Man-Pain. And yet he manages it with aplomb. I consistently want to smack him for his attitude towards Maria, and even more so for his attitude towards Lady Barbara, who is supposedly the love of his life. Never is it more plain than in this book just why the producers of the Hornblower miniseries felt it necessary to add the character of Archie Kennedy; without Archie's influence, Horatio really is insufferable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 2/9/2014

    " A good ending to the three book (Beat to Quarters / Ship of the Line / Flying Colours) saga; however, Hornblower's constant self-doubt is becoming tiresome... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anita Williamson | 2/2/2014

    " All the Horatio Hornblower books are great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dyana | 1/30/2014

    " In the continuing saga of Captain Horatio Hornblower (this is #8) we find Hornblower taken prisoner-of-war by the French. He is on his way to Paris, along with a wounded Bush and coxswain Brown, to be tried on trumped up charges (violations of the laws of war) and to be executed by Napoleon as part of a plan to rally the war weary French. The three escape and end up in a friendly-peopled chateau to wait out the winter and continue their way back to England. This book takes place primarily on land which is a change-of-pace from previous books. Constantly on his mind is his upcoming court-martial, if and when he returns to England, for surrendering his ship the Sutherland. And there is always his pregnant wife and widowed lover to occupy his mind as well as the Lady of the chateau, Marie. This was a fast read and one of the better Hornblower novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 1/30/2014

    " A really nice change of pace for the series, with Hornblower engaged in a land based adventure- as a prisoner, then as an escapee in France (and don't worry, there is an exciting naval battle as well!) Forester is one of those writers who is so skilled at plotting that I never stop to admire any of the writing, because I'm so caught up in the story. So I guess he did his job well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/27/2014

    " I just started but I have been in Love with these books since I was a teenager. I am already on chapter 6 and it truely helps to have seen a Horatio Hornblower on tv before reading a book about him as it truely helps keep every thing in line. I finished this book it was quite well done I thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/21/2014

    " Taken prisoner by the French, Hornblower must escape and make his way back to England while sheltering the two men remaining under his command. While taking place almost entirely not on a ship, this was a really good action yarn that showcases Hornblower's ingenuity and bravery (and good luck!) Also features perhaps the unhappiest ending so far, simply because it reveals Hornblower's complete inability to be happy no matter what his circumstances--a trait I would find infuriating in a real person, but in Hornblower it makes him pathetic and very human. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 1/13/2014

    " Loved these when i was young. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/10/2014

    " Hornblower is a bit of a scoundrel sometimes, but he can't help that women love him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin | 12/31/2013

    " Hornblower escapes from France with a one-legged man and cheats on his wife without being sorry. Still good, but Hornblower's better on a ship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Graham | 12/7/2013

    " action-packed, but more self-doubt, sadness and poverty than Aubrey. There's more of a feel of the loneliness of command... but sometimes I feel an outsider looking into the story rather than the involvement and fun the O'Brian commands. Still, good books; you don't feel empty afterwards. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sho | 12/4/2013

    " The first story in the 4 novel Admiral Hornblower omnibus. Bliss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Laughlin | 12/3/2013

    " A much more cerebral book than its predecessors, it's much more about character development than about action. Sure, there's a plot, but it's sort of in the background. It's excellent, but gut-wrenching at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magic | 11/30/2013

    " Horblower finally achieves the success he felt he has lacked in this gripping escape adventure "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Wanderer | 10/1/2013

    " So far so good, more action and excitement and not so much worrying. I like the addition of Brown. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/17/2013

    " Pretty good. Fun book, full of a lot of action, almost all on land. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth S | 4/22/2013

    " A good book, but not my favorite Hornblower. This one deals less with sea battles and more with land issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Max | 4/21/2013

    " great young adult male reading. Its all about intelligence, honor, and adventure. getting tired. They author is becoming bored "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey Lawson | 10/6/2012

    " I am continuing on my journey of getting reacquainted with Horatio Hornblower. It has been so fun, but I would say this novel is my least favorite of the Hornblower novels. I love the ending, but it does lag a bit up until that point. A little too much of Hornblower's self-doubt too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 7/27/2012

    " Even though there is less sailing in this book than I'd like, it is an excellent adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 5/7/2012

    " All of the books in the series are amazing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicholas Mecholsky | 5/2/2012

    " Excellent. Exciting escape! I may have read it too fast because I was so excited! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 5/26/2011

    " I am continuing on my journey of getting reacquainted with Horatio Hornblower. It has been so fun, but I would say this novel is my least favorite of the Hornblower novels. I love the ending, but it does lag a bit up until that point. A little too much of Hornblower's self-doubt too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sho | 3/12/2011

    " The first story in the 4 novel Admiral Hornblower omnibus. Bliss.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J | 1/14/2011

    " My favourite book of the entire Hornblower saga and that's saying a lot as I thoroughly enjoyed all the other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth S | 11/8/2010

    " A good book, but not my favorite Hornblower. This one deals less with sea battles and more with land issues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 8/27/2010

    " Pretty good. Fun book, full of a lot of action, almost all on land. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lowden | 8/6/2010

    " Horatio Hornblower is up the list on my top list of heroes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 6/6/2010

    " Probably my favorite of the bunch, although more action on land than sea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 5/1/2010

    " An adventure story that I just love "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 12/2/2009

    " This is the best one yet. I will hate to finish this series. "

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