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Mr Midshipman Hornblower Audiobook

Mr Midshipman Hornblower

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Publisher's Summary

The midshipman who was seasick in Spithead...

Shaking off this label, a shy and lonely 17-year-old, Horatio Hornblower, embarks on a memorable career in Nelson's navy on HMS Justinian. In action, adventure, and battle he is forged into one of the most formidable junior officers in the service.

©1950 C. S. Forester (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Wombat 01-26-15
    Wombat 01-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration brings classic to life"

    The narrator handles the different characters very well - both male and female - and his pacing gives energy to these classic maritime tales.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon Adams Millburn, NJ 07-08-16
    Shannon Adams Millburn, NJ 07-08-16 Member Since 2015

    I have run a book club for more than a decade but never have time to read anymore- I listen while I cook/clean/fold laundry!

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    "A lesser known classic- still GREAT!"

    This is a story of character growth- mistakes, temptation, pride all subjugated in favor of the greater good, of self mastery. Human triumph! And all at sea during war-time 150 years ago. 😊

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James 05-26-16
    James 05-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Great story, great narration. Well done. Hornblower was the first James T Kirk! I highly recommend this book to all who like adventure!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Ellick 05-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!!"

    If you are ready for adventure this is the book to listen to! The hours will flyby.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jean F Colgan 03-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "good old-fashioned adventure story"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this adventure story. As much fun for grown-ups as older kids. looking forward to the next adventure of Mr. Midshipman Hornblower.
    Christian Ronska is an excellent narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mack S. Hall Enterprise, AL USA 03-08-16
    Mack S. Hall Enterprise, AL USA 03-08-16
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    "Wonderful!"

    The best reading of a book I've ever heard. A real pleasure. Better than a movie or a play.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 04-30-17
    Jason 04-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "First rate historical fiction"

    I was introduced to this series by a friend after I read the Master and Commander series, which is also fantastic. This kind of a beginners level of historical naval fiction but is more than worth the time. I highly recommend this series for those interested in historical fiction.

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    Brian Bass 04-11-17
    Brian Bass 04-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent"

    The narrator was superb and entertaining. wonderful story of a young man coming into his own while serving in the Royal Navy.

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    Amazon Customer 03-10-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Great adaptation of a great series"

    The nautical lingo can be a bit tricky at times, but it's read so clearly I have no trouble.

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    NoVAN8iv 12-07-16
    NoVAN8iv 12-07-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Ripping Good Yarn"

    Having greatly enjoyed the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey & Maturin series, Forester's Hornblower series had a high bar to clear. This first book promises an absorbing and enjoyable experience equivalent to the O'Brian oeuvre. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • Ben
    1/13/17
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    "Absolutely superb!"

    A really brilliant book and quite different from the ITV series. Considering this is only the first one as such I am really looking forward to the rest and highly recommend this one to anyone full stop!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Ian R Hames
    6/22/15
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    "Stirring from start to finish"

    Thanks to the TV series the early Hornblower novels are quite well known. This the first in the series is a stirring read, full of action and colour. The performance is very good. On to the next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Matsumoto
    5/23/15
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    "Exceptional"

    My favourite in the Hornblower series of books. Well read by Christian Rodska, who clearly has a genuine interest in naval fiction and naval history. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    4/9/17
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    "Wonderful"

    An excellent narration of a classic tale. Highly entertaining. Bringing these wonderful stories to life.

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  • Mr M D Evans
    8/10/16
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    "Excellent!"

    First class narration and a great story steeped in nautical imagery or a bygone era. Highly recommended.

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  • Theo Goddefroy
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    5/20/16
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    "C. S. Forester a master of tales of the sea."

    What a pleasure to listen to the story that I have read as a child in the sixties.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ksg301
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    4/13/16
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    "bloody brilliant"

    I thought this book was excellent. very well read and very well written.
    i have seen the tv show hornblower and was worried listening to the same plot lines would be boring. how wrong i was.
    on to book 2

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  • AC
    9/18/15
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    "Swashbuckling adventures!"

    I love these tales - lively, humorous, poignant and very entertaining! Glad that Audible UK finally has them!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • agilekev
    4/30/15
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    "Like sailing? Read this."

    Great book packed with naval history. As educational as it is entertaining. A cracking read from the age of fighting sail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Harrison
    Lincoln, England
    3/24/15
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    "Great book"

    A very fast paced book, well read. I will be listening to the whole series. Surprised how much story can be fitted into such a short time.

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