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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,591 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Forester Narrator: Patrick Macnee Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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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. But soon the 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, Forrester's most inspired creation, whose blend of cautious preparation and spirited executive dazzles friend and foe alike. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Laughlin | 2/6/2014

    " This one was not as good as "Mr. Midshipman Hornblower" or "Lieutenant Hornblower" but better than "Hornblower during the Crisis" and only slightly less than on par with "Hornblower and the Hotspur." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 EDantes | 2/6/2014

    " I would like to give this a 4.5. It is my favorite of the series so far. It is a very entertaining story. But the best part of the book is the character development of Horatio Hornblower. Great writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J Allan | 2/6/2014

    " I read all the Patrick O'Brien books, so it's about time I went and checked out the original Napoleonic era "Master & Commander" novels, C.S. Forester's saga of Horatio Hornblower. Sorta started in the middle with this one, and I did like it. Pretty exciting, interesting situations (politics and predicaments), lots of that Napoleonic naval atmosphere, Rule Britannia and all that. I'll probably read the rest of them... Kinda wish I would have read these BEFORE the O'Briens though, since the O'Brien's seem like more "advanced" Foresters, more nautical detail, more literary depth, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/17/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenton | 1/12/2014

    " The pacing and narration never found their stride in this iteration of Captain H. Hornblower's adventures. Time and location could change significantly between paragraphs without warning, and the scenes that held still long enough to receive proper focus were rather dull. Nothing felt very consequential. Not a bad book, but a fairly indifferent one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Clement | 1/9/2014

    " interesting learning about the duties and etiquette for Lord Nelson's funeral procession, never mind the, as always, fun adventures at sea:-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sho | 11/5/2013

    " A re-read. And Hornblower is as fantastic as ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Callaway | 10/31/2013

    " Not the best Hornblower novel, but reliably diverting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon Francisco | 9/20/2013

    " Another good read. Now onto "Beat to Quarters" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph Grinton | 9/20/2013

    " A very accomplished adventure story sandwiched between two brilliant vignettes of married life. Very few writers could pull this off. My favourite scene is near the beginning when Horatio hides a sausage in his handkerchief. Horatio's relationship with his wife is hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey Lawson | 1/14/2013

    " Once again Forester does it right. The ending of this one is so sad though. Hornblower loses his command (no fault of his, by the way)and tragedy strikes his family. All in all though, it is still a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brett | 2/26/2011

    " It took a few minutes to get into the character, but now I'm fascinated by the complex sea battles and military culture of the 1800s. Fun reads.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 10/20/2009

    " Probably 3 1/2 - better than the Hotspur, but not up to the better titles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 12/29/2008

    " A fun, light adventure story. I have enjoyed the series immensely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 12/16/2008

    " Love this series. I have read them at least a half a dozen times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 2/18/2008

    " Loved these when i was young. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 8/2/2004

    " It was a good Hornblower. Not the best of the series but still enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magic | 6/3/2004

    " This is my least favorite Hornblower book thus far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Jr. | 5/5/2002

    " The Hornblower novels are good nautical history from the time of Nelson. Hornblower is a serious guy, so there's not much fun to them, but the action is good, the history and information on sailing the big ships is all solid. If you like one Hornblower novel, you'll like them all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Armstrong | 10/5/2000

    " After this book I quit on the author. It's not that it's absolutely terrible, but the movies are much more enjoyable. I'll stick with them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 6/3/2000

    " Very exciting continuation in Hornblowers career. A few moves suprised me and kept me turning the pages. Can't wait to conitinue to follow his career.... "

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