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  • Hornblower and the "Atropos"

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By C. S. Forester
    • Narrated By Nicolas Coster
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (247)
    Performance
    (183)
    Story
    (176)

    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. Soon Atropos is part of the Mediterranean Fleet's harassment of Napoleon, recovering treasure that lies deep in Turkish waters

    Edward C. Charbonnet says: "Great fun and adventure in 1806"
    "Great Story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Hornblower and the Atropos to be better than the print version?

    Probably not. Oration seldom matches the power of imagination as one reads


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hornblower and the Atropos?

    Escaping from the Turks


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of the scenes describing how it was aboard a ship of war set in the time. I appreciated the descriptions of how a ship was navigated and handled in the time period of the book.


    If you could take any character from Hornblower and the Atropos out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Hornblower is my obvious choice. Understanding how a seagoing man of that age thought and was able to assemble the knowledge and courage it took to command a ship of the time is fascinating. In today's wold of electronics including GPS it is hard to imagine how it was done in the past and a book like this gives a glimpse of what it was like.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was great but the oration itself could have used some improvement in cadence, volume, intonation, and pitch in comparison to the previous books presented in this series.

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