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    • Mr Midshipman Hornblower

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 457
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 415

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narration brings classic to life

    • By Wombat on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Lieutenant Hornblower

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 811
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 733
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 722

    In this new adventure, Hornblower is overjoyed to discover his next task is to serve aboard the mighty HMS Renown. After witnessing some unsettling scenes however, he soon finds himself struggling to serve under the captain, James Sawyer, whose unsound mind leads him to treat his crew with extreme suspicion and contempt.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hornblower off to the Caribbean

    • By Jean on 03-05-13

    Regular price: $19.71

    • Hornblower and the "Hotspur"

    • The Third Horatio Hornblower Tale of the Sea
    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Coster
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 43

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CS Forester rules!

    • By Cindy Huenke on 04-01-18

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Flying Colours

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 471
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Flying Colours

    • By Jean on 07-04-11

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Hornblower and the "Atropos"

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Coster
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 577
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 480
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 471

    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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book. Poor narrator.

    • By John on 06-02-11

    Regular price: $23.77

    • Lord Hornblower

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    Having received strict and confidential orders from high above, C.S. Forester's inimitable hero must recapture The Flame, a brig which has been taken over by a band of mutineers. Voyaging to the Bay of Seine in order to rescue the captive Lieutenant Augustin Chadwick from his disloyal crew, Horatio Hornblower must once more fight for the freedom and safety of his people and country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic

    • By Michael on 12-09-11

    Regular price: $18.33

    • The Happy Return

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 540

    Horatio Hornblower sails South American waters and comes face to face with a mad revolutionary in a novel that ripples with risk and gripping adventure. Throughout his escapades, Forester's hero remains resourceful and courageous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • AKA "Beat to Quarters"

    • By Carol on 11-29-10

    Regular price: $17.05

    • The Commodore

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 474
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402

    In the ninth instalment of the series, C.S. Forester transports us to the quaint village of Smallbridge. Predictably restless and eager to embark on his next adventure, Horatio Hornblower dreams of returning to the seas and commanding his next ship. Now happily married to Lady Barbara Leighton and widely celebrated for his recent successes with the navy, Hornblower has been knighted and appointed a commodore. Fortunately for Horatio, his uneventful days as village squire are soon interrupted.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Missing last chapter

    • By KATHRYN on 10-25-10

    Regular price: $19.71

    • A Ship of the Line

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 655
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552

    Her Majesty's ship Sutherland is a humdrum ship of the line. But in command is none other than the heroic Captain Hornblower and, with his crew from the Lydia, he looks set to take on commando raids, hurricanes at sea, and Napoleons's gun batteries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Hornblower

    • By Rollin on 01-16-11

    Regular price: $18.33

    • Hornblower and the Crisis

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 311

    In this, the final Horatio Hornblower adventure, C.S. Forester throws his hero into one of the most challenging missions yet. Upon discovering highly confidential papers dispatched by Bonaparte, Hornblower sets off to enlighten the Admiralty about his game-changing, new findings. Troubled after having been informed of Pierre-Charles Villeneuve's escape into Spain, they welcome Horatio's news and send him off on a high-priority assignment that they believe will lead to England's victory over Napoleon.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not a complete Book

    • By Michael on 12-09-12

    Regular price: $13.10

    • The African Queen

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    Upon her brother's death, missionary Rose Sayer and Charles Allnutt, disreputable skipper of the African Queen, become allies as, marooned in German Central Africa during World War I, they fight their old launch downriver 'to strike a blow for England'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly enjoyable, almost.

    • By Lynne on 07-31-15

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Hornblower and the "Hotspur"

    • By: C.S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Patrick Macnee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    Napoleon is about to invade England, and it falls to young Horatio Hornblower to stop him. It's 1803, and the imperial leader of France is amassing an army of ships and planning his attack. Throughout several spectacular confrontations, Hornblower proves himself to be not only a courageous and worthy opponent, but also one of the most fascinating, complex heroes of our time.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Macnee sinks Hotspur

    • By Mark on 05-25-08

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Sterling Point Books

    • The Barbary Pirates
    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Roscoe Orman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    C.S. Forester, creator of the beloved Horatio Hornblower series, takes young readers on an exciting adventure to the shores of Tripoli in North Africa. That's where, more than 200 years ago, the United States was threatened by "pirates" who snatched American merchant ships and imprisoned sailors - and the country's young, untested navy took on the task of fighting the pirates in their home waters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An almost forgotten part of U.S. history

    • By Robert on 03-20-14

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Hornblower and the "Atropos"

    • By: C.S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Patrick Macnee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The Atropos, a 22-gun sloop, has been given its first assignment under Horatio Hornblower's command: flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson. But soon the Atropos is part of the Mediterranean Fleet's harassment of Napoleon, recovering treasure that lies deep in Turkish waters and boldly challenging a Spanish frigate several times her size. Follow Forester's hero in more adventures in Lieutenant Hornblower.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unabridged?

    • By Inga Duncan on 06-26-03

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Lieutenant Hornblower

    • By: C.S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Patrick Macnee
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    The second act of the Hornblower saga is a gripping, rip-roaring tale of turmoil and triumph on the high seas. With new responsibilities thrust upon him, a young Lieutenant Hornblower is now fully in command of a ship for the first time. Faced with the challenges of near-mutiny, bloody hand-to-hand combat, deck-splintering sea battles, and the violence and horrors of life aboard the fighting ships in Napoleonic Wars, Hornblower must find a way to endure and overcome, as only a hero of his stature can.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lieutenant Hornblower

    • By Loren Lockard on 09-13-03

    Regular price: $17.50

    • Hornblower and the Hotspur

    • By: C.S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    On the day of his marriage to Maria, Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest – war is coming and Napoleon will not catch His Majesty’s navy with its britches round its ankles. With thoughts of his new life as a husband intruding on his duties, Hornblower must prove himself to be not only the most capable commander in the fleet, but also its most daring if he is to stop the French gaining the upper hand. This is the third of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester’s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent continuation of the story

    • By Paul on 06-12-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Hornblower and the Atropos

    • By: C.S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In the year 1805, the young and enthusiastic Horatio Hornblower is given his first command as Captain of HMS Atropos. A 22-gun sloop, it is hardly the biggest ship in the navy, but undeterred, Hornblower boards the Atropos in eager anticipation of the voyages to come. Acting as flagship during the funeral procession for Lord Nelson, Horatio's first endeavour is to pay tribute to the country's fallen hero.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The First Command

    • By Paul on 06-12-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Payment Deferred

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Mr Marble is in serious debt, desperate for money to pay his family's bills, until the combination of a wealthy relative, a bottle of cyanide, and a shovel offer him the perfect solution. In fact, his troubles are only just beginning. Slowly the Marble family becomes poisoned by guilt, and caught in an increasingly dangerous trap of secrets, fear, and blackmail. Then, in a final twist of the knife, Mrs Marble ensures that retribution comes in the most unexpected of ways....

    Regular price: $15.17

    • Words at War

    • World War II Radio Drama
    • By: C.S. Forester, Robert St. John, Gwen Dew, and others
    • Narrated by: Les Damon, Lesley Woods, Maurice Tarplin, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Wartime radio at its most provocative - that's "Words at War"! The Office of War Information, in cooperation with The Council on Books in Wartime, brought listeners journalistic accounts of battle, first-person narratives, and novels inspired by actual events. Each story was adapted for radio…and for maximum emotional impact.

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Plain Murder

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    At the Universal Advertising Agency in London a murder is being planned. Three men have been discovered taking bribes and face the grim prospect of the dole queue, unless they can get rid of the person who caught them. Their ringleader, thick-set and vicious Mr. Morris, soon discovers that killing is far easier than he thought - and that he even has a talent for it.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Chilling Suspense

    • By Jean on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $15.17

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