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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,627 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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The second act of the Hornblower saga is a gripping, rip-roaring tale of turmoil and triumph on the high seas. With new responsibilities thrust upon him, a young Lieutenant Hornblower is now fully in command of a ship for the first time. Faced with the challenges of near-mutiny, bloody hand-to-hand combat, deck-splintering sea battles, and the violence and horrors of life aboard the fighting ships in Napoleonic Wars, Hornblower must find a way to endure and overcome, as only a hero of his stature can. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Thompson | 1/28/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/19/2014

    " 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 Eugenides | 1/16/2014

    " Fantastic! Better than the first one. "

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

    " This is the best novel I've read in quite some time. It was gripping, yet relaxed at times. It contained technical language surrounding nautical life, yet was surprisingly easy to read. The plot just never let up. Near the end of the book, the action slowed down quite a bit, yet simultaneously the intensity increased. I'm not sure how Forester pulled that off, but it was truly a delightful read. I can't wait to read the next book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Orweenie | 12/3/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 11/16/2013

    " Continuing the naval career of Horation, and enjoying each page! Excited for the next 9 books in the series. These are nice reads which offeres a little escape from reality without getting to far away "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Oestreicher | 10/20/2013

    " This is the second novel in CS Forester's Horatio Hornblower series, and once I recognized the subject matter, I rather dreaded it--Hornblower and his comrades are serving on a naval ship captained by a paranoid schizophrenic. The BBC film based on this episode, while well-done, was difficult to watch (the situation was so unpleasant, and the circumstances so claustrophobic). From the novel, I expected an even worse experience, since I anticipated the story would be told from Hornblower's acutely sensitive point of view. But Forester makes the excellent decision to tell this story from a comrade's point of view instead--Lieutenant Bush. Lieutenant Bush is a good man, but you couldn't call him sensitive. So you live through the story with someone for whom the events are unpleasant but hardly agonizing, and get to watch Hornblower (for whom the events MUST BE agonizing) from an objective point of view. If anything, this novel was better than the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicia | 9/24/2013

    " A very very enjoyable read. I found the friendship that develops between the point of view character, Bush, and Hornblower to be completely believable and endearing. The story was well plotted and well paced. Excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 9/17/2013

    " Enjoyed seeing Hornblower from Bush's pov. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 8/8/2013

    " 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 Rpelath | 8/8/2013

    " Read the whole series after seeing Hornblower series on PBS. Who knew I would love these tales of war and the sea? After one you ca't stop... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus | 7/22/2012

    " 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. "

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

    " I enjoy the character of Mr. Hornblower. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R.L. | 8/31/2005

    " A more sustained and complex plot compared to the first book in the series, which was more a set of short stories. Very, very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 8/2/2005

    " I love these adventure stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/2/2005

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 12/4/2003

    " 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 Kenneth | 6/10/2002

    " I was fortunate enough to buy all the Hornblower books in three volumes and I'd be hard pressed to say which I liked the most. They're just so well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 5/4/2002

    " 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 Mowena Glunch | 5/5/2000

    " Old fashioned, but I loved the whole series, first as a 15 year old, then again as a 55 year old "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Lenning | 12/28/1999

    " Seeing Hornblower from Bush's point of view is very effective in narrating how Hornblower leads even those who are his senior. And certainly great adventure! "

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