Hornblower and the "Atropos" : Horatio Hornblower (chronological order)

  • by C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by Nicolas Coster
  • Series: Horatio Hornblower (chronological order)
  • 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I find Hornblower admirable, vastly entertaining" - Winston Churchill 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 and boldly challenging a Spanish frigate several times her size. At the center of each adventure is Hornblower, Forester's most inspired creation, whose blend of cautious preparation and spirited execution dazzles friend and foe alike.


What the Critics Say

"A rousing tale of history, character, and adventure...For once Hornblower is the mouse Instead of the cat, but he makes that role fully as dramatic as the other." ( Chicago Tribune)


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Customer Reviews

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The Narrator was not right for a Hornblower at all it was truly awful.
I'm sure for another type of story he would be fine but the way this was read spoiled the story for me
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- David

A brilliant book, a mediocre narrator

Like all the Hornblower books, "Hornblower and the Atropos" is a brilliantly written, exciting and insightful work of historical fiction. Why then the three stars? I'm afraid the narration was just not up to the very high standard set by Christian Rodska who reads the other Hornblower books available on Audible.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2009
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books