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4.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 54.17 out of 5 4.17 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Forester Narrator: Christian Rodska Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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The 19th century dawns and the Napoleonic Wars rage as Horatio Hornblower faces the fury of the French and Spanish fleets combined. Amidst the hissing of wet wads, the stifling heat of white-hot cannon shot and the clamour of a mutinous crew, new Lieutenant Hornblower will need all of his seafaring cunning to overcome his first challenge in independent command on the high seas. And while blood and violence flow thick and fast aboard a beleaguered HMS Renown, the aftermath of war promises intrigue of an entirely different order: Maria, a young señorita, who might just soften the steely resolve of a young lieutenant.

This is the second of 11 books chronicling the adventures of Horatio Hornblower.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pablo Martinez | 2/15/2014

    " As a Leiutenant, the insufferably perfect Hornblower has some entretaining adventures in the caribean. Of course this is a great book and I'll be reading his exploits as a Commander in the next!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenton | 2/12/2014

    " I wasn't particularly fond of the limited omniscient narration focusing on a new side character rather than on Hornblower. Otherwise a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/8/2014

    " I liked that this one was more from Mr. Bush's perspective so we get to see how others see Horatio. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shep | 2/8/2014

    " If you want to start reading the Hornblower series, start here. This book is a great introduction to Hornblower's character. The cast of the story are brilliantly written characters, who only in subtlety reveal their own thoughts and feelings as the book progresses. This is quite possibly my favorite Hornblower novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Muckerman | 1/29/2014

    " All of my Hornblower reviews are identical: simply a MUST READ. There are deeper, more detailed, and longer books (fictional and non-) about the period and the characters, but I've never found a book (much less a series) as captivating in character, rich in action, accurate in historical context, yet still with depth of character to make a reader care about the individuals as Forester's Hornblower books. I've read each again, and again, and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Schubring | 1/16/2014

    " An extraordinary read. Part mystery, large part adventure. A well-balance tale that well written and compelling. I want to read more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 1/15/2014

    " Wonderful British accents on this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 11/30/2013

    " From a different character's point of view. Still a quick, compelling read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose | 10/7/2013

    " I believe it is even better than the first book... I found it to be full action and in a way it developed the character of Hornblower from a boy to a man... I am guessing the following books will not be concentrate more on the adventures of Hornblower... but I am just guessing... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Graham | 9/30/2013

    " action packed and deals better I think than O'Brian with the 'beached' aspect of the navy. Hornblower has friends in high places but not the resources or cash of Aubrey. As a book, it was good - the action was realistic, and Hornblower is written intelligently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zuzana | 8/10/2013

    " Told from Lt. Bush's POV. Loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Thompson | 8/6/2013

    " Again, I've read this series over and over again - I think my paperback versions are being to fall apart! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caleb | 7/29/2013

    " Very interesting choice to make the title character a secondary to the narrator, so I could see how others perceive him. As good as any Patrick O'Brian "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/23/2013

    " Swashbuckling good fun told from the point of view of Bush, a fellow Lieutenant on board The Renown. Interesting to see Horatio from someone else's point of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eugenides | 10/7/2012

    " Fantastic! Better than the first one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzy | 8/12/2012

    " At first I was confused as the narration switches from Horatio to Bush, but I quickly grew to love Bush as well. It was interesting to see how others viewed Horatio, and that we didn't exactly know what happens with the Captain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ramesbo Is too awesome for a last name | 7/10/2012

    " Pretty awesome book, i really liked it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck Bohannon | 5/31/2012

    " This book was written from the perspective of Lt. Bush. The book takes place on an Atlantic voyage under a mad captain. This book (2nd in the series), is the best written of the three I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 5/25/2012

    " Told from a different character's perspective. Not that bad, but compared to the rest it's weak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon Francisco | 4/30/2012

    " Good read. Captivating story with great descriptions without becoming a bore. Lt. Hornblower is a wonderful 2nd read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Orweenie | 4/14/2012

    " Another in the same vein, i read this book in three days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 9/2/2011

    " I liked that this one was more from Mr. Bush's perspective so we get to see how others see Horatio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 8/29/2011

    " Lol, i have such fond memories of reading C.S Forester's books when I was a teenager. And guess what, they are still great. "

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

    " Not unfinishable because of the writing, but I'd seen the Hornblower series too recently, and it all felt a little retread while the family was sick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hisham1969 | 8/21/2011

    " I have just reread this this, absolutely brilliant full on adventure with great characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/8/2011

    " Love the introduction of Bush and the development of his friendship with Horatio. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 8/4/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 8/3/2011

    " A very good book, very enjoyable, I would like to read more of these Horation Hornblower books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacki | 7/13/2011

    " Of Mr. Forester's typically excellent quality -- but as it was written later, it lacks consistency with the tales of Hornblower's later career which can confuse. "

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