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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Narrator = meh

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