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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,590 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Forester Narrator: Nicolas Coste Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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I find Hornblower admirable, vastly entertaining - Winston Churchill

In the wake of a humbling incident aboard a canal boat in the Cotswolds, young Captain Horatio Hornblower arrives in London to take command of the Atropos, a 22-gun sloop barely large enough to require a captain. Her first assignment under Hornblower's command is as flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson.

Soon Atropos is part of the Mediterranean Fleet's harassment of Napoleon, recovering treasure that lies deep in Turkish waters and boldly challenging a Spanish frigate several times her size. At the center of each adventure is Hornblower, Forester's most inspired creation, whose blend of cautious preparation and spirited execution dazzles friend and foe alike. Download and start listening now!


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Katie | 2/15/2014

    " Not as good as the first three, I thought, but good enough to make me want to continue with the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eileen | 2/14/2014

    " I'm re-reading the Hornblower series from start to finish. As with the best series, I'm learning more and finding more to love. We recently acquired an excellent book to have alongside, a DK book that dissects a ship of Hornblower's time. Perfect! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Richard Palmer | 2/9/2014

    " What a great adventure! Forester can really write. He gives great details about naval action, putting the reader right there in the middle of it all. He also gives a wonderful picture of Hornblower the man, with his internal struggles. He loves the life at sea, hard though it is, and is eternally committed and loyal to the Royal Navy. He experiences the power and confidence, but also the isolation of a captain at sea. A terrific read, highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Romaskruse | 2/7/2014

    " This is the first Hornblower book written by CS Forester even though chronologically, it is the 4th in the series. This was written after a movie script had fallen through and I think that style of writing comes through in this novel. The other novels don't seem to carry the same sort of theatrical drama that this one does. I didn't really care for that aspect of the book and was rather disappointed in some ways but I there were other parts of it that I loved and found myself really thinking about a lot when I was done reading it. "

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