Regular price: $23.07

Membership details Membership details
  • 30 days of membership free, plus 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals to get you started.
  • After trial, you'll get 3 titles each month: 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals of your choice.
  • Don't like your audiobook? Swap it for free.
  • Cancel anytime and keep your audiobooks.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
  • Get access to the Member Daily Deal
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Napoleon is about to invade England, and it falls to young Horatio Hornblower to stop him.

This is the third in C. S. Forester's 11 volume series about one of the Royal Navy's most daring and resourceful officers.

©1962 C.S. Forester (P)2008, 2017 Phoenix Books

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    84
  • 4 Stars
    18
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    58
  • 4 Stars
    20
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    4

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    85
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Do not buy this one

Terrible sound quality.
Narrator is forcefully loud with some characters and inaudibly soft with others. I returned the book because it was so disappointing

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great book!

Wonderful book. Great narrator, but the audio isn’t edited at all for volume. At times too quiet, and at time way too loud.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

CS Forester rules!

This is the third installment in the Hornblower series in which I’m now entirely caught up. My very literary friend turned me on to this series. Excellent window into the British Navy during the late 18th and early 19th century. Character development is well executed. The moral choices laid before a Horatio and how he answers them are a credit to the author’s deft handling of his character’s. Excellent stories

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The narrator makes it or breaks it

If you listened to the Aubrey / Maturin series with Simon Vance narrating, you will be disappointed in this narration. This gentleman does not have the gift of creating distinct voice for the characters. It made listening a bit more tedious unfortunately. I’ve heard too many narrators who have the ability to vary their voices to enjoy this narration. It is also tough to listen when the narrator doesn’t know how to properly speak the naval terms. For example, saying forecastle as written rather than the proper way...foc’stle. I hope you enjoy the story.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Psorcon
  • Annapolis, MD United States
  • 10-28-18

Great Series

Good tales that especially appeal to those with knowledge of sailing and history.

Sound level seems a little low on this one...

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding. Authentic. Inspiring.

Written with detail of the time and naval circumstances. Surprisingly authentic description of HH's psychology and motivation. Today's world could use lots more like him.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Narrator = meh

I'm gonna be honest, after the other Audible Hornblower books, I kinda hate this narrator.