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Flying Colours | [C. S. Forester]

Flying Colours

Hornblower becomes a national hero when he escapes a French firing squad. But the 'Terror of the Mediterranean' becomes Europe's most wanted man, forced to fight alone for England - and liberty.
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Hornblower becomes a national hero when he escapes a French firing squad. But the 'Terror of the Mediterranean' becomes Europe's most wanted man, forced to fight alone for England - and liberty.

©1938 C.S. Forester (P)2010 AudioGO Ltd

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 07-04-11
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 07-04-11 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    I have almost finished the Patrick O'Brian series of Capt Aubrey and was looking for something similar in the Audible library when I came across C.S. Forester. I remember the movies about Hornblower but realised I had never read the books. This was most enjoyable story, Hornblower is captured by the French and is on way to Paris to be executed when he escapes. Lots of suspense and information on the French and English navies. Christian Rodska does a good job narrating the story. Looking forward to reading all of this series.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Kc Nashville, TN, United States 10-03-13
    Kc Nashville, TN, United States 10-03-13 Member Since 2006
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    "The best of the Hornblower books!"

    I love all of the books, and Christian Rodska's performances are uniformly superb, but this is the most exciting book. If you're not working through the series (and you really should), then listen to this one if you listen to no other.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan Kennett Square, PA, United States 01-06-14
    Nathan Kennett Square, PA, United States 01-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Best one so far"

    Have been listening to the Hornblower novels in chronological order. The plot of this one is particularly good - even includes a Huck Finn adventure down a river! Rodska does a fabulous job with the characters (Bush and Brown) and the various French accents. Looking forward to the next book!

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    Paul Quakers Hill, Australia 06-29-13
    Paul Quakers Hill, Australia 06-29-13 Member Since 2011

    I am a sales rep. I spend many hours in the car often travelling to see my parents 16 hrs each way. These books are such an intergral part of travelling for me...

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    "The Character study"

    This is not in the usual ripping yarn style.. It is a good drama but more of a character study of Hornblower. The story is much slower paced than normal and the whole story revolves around his escape through and out of France. The reader is taken on as much a ride through his emotions, weaknesses and uncertainty as we are a flight to freedom but it is very well written and a must read if you are to maintain both the story and the man himself. However I would not reccomend as a one of sample book to read unless you are a school teacher looking for an excellent book for students to do a case study of a character which would hold the interest for either gender.

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