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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Southey Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781455171910
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Having entered the British Navy at the age of twelve, Horatio Lord Nelson achieved the rank of captain at the age of twenty. As captain, he was quickly recognized as a magnetic and controversial figure. He triumphed at Cape St. Vincent and the Nile but failed at Tenefife and Boulogne. With the glories of Copenhagen and Trafalgar yet ahead of him, his ardent passion for Emma Hamilton, the wife of a British Ambassador, cast a heavy shadow over his career.

Audacious in battle (he once ignored a superior’s order to cease action at Copenhagen by putting his telescope to his blind eye and saying he could not see the signal) and winner of some of Britain’s greatest victories, Nelson possessed an extraordinary amount of dash and courage, thus rendering him one of history’s great romantic figures.

This extensive biography of one of England’s most famous navy heroes—a great commander able to inspire and bring out the best in his men—is a great reference work for anyone interested in British naval history.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorin Barber | 9/27/2013

    " Poorly written. I finished it because I wanted to know the subject. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 8/18/2012

    " This book is one of my favorites when it comes to Lord Nelson. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 imngrer | 7/18/2012

    " i did this for A' level and even then didn't finish it. I found it incredibly tedious "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 8/9/2011

    " Surprisingly the only Lord Nelson biographies on audiobook and one of very few in print. Someone needs to get busy and start writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Keanen Kern | 7/25/2011

    " The book is way too dry for my taste. I'm currently about half way through and I'm struggling to finish it. The book has no sense of action to it, and just has the feeling that the topic is so boring that the author had no feeling for the subject. As a huge Nelson fan I was disappointed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/23/2010

    " This book is one of my favorites when it comes to Lord Nelson. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 sgm | 4/5/2010

    " i did this for A' level and even then didn't finish it. I found it incredibly tedious "

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About the Author
Author Robert SoutheyRobert Southey was Poet Laureate of England and a peer of Lord Admiral Nelson.
About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.