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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,683 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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The final Horatio Hornblower story tells of Napoleon's plans to invade England.

Set in 1805, Hornblower and the Crisis finds Horatio Hornblower in possession of confidential dispatches from Bonaparte after a vicious hand-to-hand encounter with a French brig. The admiralty rewards Hornblower by sending him on a dangerous espionage mission that will light the powder trail leading to the battle of Trafalgar.

Hornblower and the Crisis was unfinished at the time of Forester's death, but the author left notes telling us how the tale would end.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger | 2/3/2014

    " Unfinished book by the late CS Forester ... a nice addition to the Hornblower series filling the time between him leaving the Hotspur and becoming a 'real' (post) Captain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zuzana | 1/23/2014

    " First nine chapters of the novel Forester didn't have time to finish and three shortstories: "Hornblower and widow McCool", "Hornblower's charitable offering" and "The Last Encounter". 2.5 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ted | 1/15/2014

    " How sad to read an uncompleted novel. We miss you, Forester. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Krol | 1/1/2014

    " The worst part about this book was that Forester died before he finished it. I never thought I'd enjoy an unfinished story. But the pages flew by, and the story was well told. I can't wait to read the next volume in the Hornblower series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Larry E | 12/25/2013

    " Not as fast acting as previous novels by Forester. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 12/19/2013

    " Love this series. I have read them at least a half a dozen times. This one is disappointing because Forester died before finishing it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merritt | 12/19/2013

    " The unfinished book. And it's unfinished as soon as it gets good. The first short story is ok. The second is really interesting, but it gives things away. I wouldn't read this until the end of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 EDantes | 12/14/2013

    " Too bad that this book was never finished. Everything was set up for a great story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elecia | 10/28/2013

    " 3 stories: first is normal good work, second & third are weak. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray | 9/6/2013

    " A little disjointed in my opinion. Still a good read, but with reading them in order of Hornblowers career, this seems just a bit off. Then the jump at the end totally lost me. So off to the next book, and hope that it all ties off together well...eventually "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 8/29/2013

    " Bummer. Mr Forester died before he finished this book. Other than that it was a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 7/21/2013

    " The only reason I'm not giving this more stars is that Forester died before he could finish writing it! Too bad, because it was really great while it lasted. Love the two short stories about Hornblower that are included too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 7/21/2013

    " I wish this story had been finished! It has all of the ingredients of a very fun story (espionage, intrigue, etc). The little taste, while very incomplete, was still quite enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 6/2/2013

    " Really great first half of a book. Too bad Forester was unable to complete this, the final book to be written (Forester skipped around chronologically) in the Hornblower series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Jr. | 4/11/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 11/4/2012

    " 4.3 miles today in GORGEOUS sunshine ... evidently this book is one that C.S. Forester didn't finish .... was finished based on notes that he left. I'm surprised. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/28/2012

    " this series of books about Horatio Hornblower (just the name alone) and his many naval adventures are quick entertaining reads that i am enjoying immensely "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin | 8/8/2012

    " The best unfinished novel I ever read. This is 2/3 of a Hornblower novel written as CS Forster was dying, and it's just as good as the others, except it doesn't actually end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/25/2012

    " Another great naval story from C.S. Forrester. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 3/6/2012

    " This seemed like it could have been a wonderful book. I love the books about his earlier career and I was really disappointed when this one ended. Still, it was nice to be able to read this fragment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon Francisco | 2/26/2012

    " Finished but for the last add on "The Last Encounter" The Mision would have been interesting...and a nice rabbit trail from the constancy of being a sea...maybe it continues...the next book may tell. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katrina | 11/29/2011

    " This book is unfinished. The author died before he completed it, and some enterprising person decided to trick people into buying it by printing the manuscript up to the point it ended and then adding what might have happened. Total waste of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 9/15/2011

    " Cobbled together from unfinished Hornblower stories by Forester. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob | 8/21/2011

    " This would have been a great book, but the author died while writing it. Just when it started getting excited it ended! Pity. I enjoyed what I read, but can't justify giving it more than 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Basicallyrun | 7/27/2011

    " Dammit, I would really have liked to read Hornblower The Spy. Unfortunately, this being an unfinished novel, it cuts off just as things start to get properly interesting. I mean, what's there is very promising, but aagh, never-ending fictional frustration. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie Bollard | 2/23/2011

    " The only reason that I didn't give this book 5 stars is because this was the last book C.S. Forester wrote and he died before he could finish it. It would have been great if he had. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 12/12/2010

    " Hornblower - need I say more "

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