Horatio Hornblower (publication order)

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 494 ratings

Lieutenant Hornblower Publisher's Summary

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.

©1989 Wendell Minor; 1979, 1980 by Dorothy E. Forester; 1951, 1952 by C.S. Forester (P)1999 NewStar Media Inc.
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 3

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    • Flying Colours

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 7

    • 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

  • Book 8

    • 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 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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

  • Book 9

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  • Book 10

    • 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 249
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    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

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  • Book 11

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