Lieutenant Hornblower : Horatio Hornblower (chronological order)

  • by C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by Christian Rodska
  • Series: Horatio Hornblower (chronological order)
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The 19th century dawns and the Napoleonic Wars rage as Horatio Hornblower faces the fury of the French and Spanish fleets combined. Amidst the hissing of wet wads, the stifling heat of white-hot cannon shot and the clamour of a mutinous crew, new Lieutenant Hornblower will need all of his seafaring cunning to overcome his first challenge in independent command on the high seas. And while blood and violence flow thick and fast aboard a beleaguered HMS Renown, the aftermath of war promises intrigue of an entirely different order: Maria, a young señorita, who might just soften the steely resolve of a young lieutenant.
This is the second of 11 books chronicling the adventures of Horatio Hornblower.

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Brilliant Book!!!

Absolutely love this book, not to do any spoilers but the part of the book concerning a particular captain of a particular ship hornblower was serving on has always made me a tad uncomfy as it's supposed to do I suppose. A large amount of the book isn't about incredible heroic deed and what not but more to do with cool thinking under the worst of conditions as it's was undoubtedly in that time. ofcourse that's only my opinion but still great book and can't wait to start the next one!
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- Ben

Escapism at its finest!

Hornblower and Bush make excellent protagonists with both human short comings and admirable traits which serve to make them endearing and realistic. The plot is well thought out and compliments the rich characters. The book contains action and adventure as well as the detail which history and naval enthusiasts will love. Perfect for a long drive or while in the office, to take your mind from the regular day to day. Simply plug in and soar above the waves of the warm Caribbean sea with the brave men of HMS Renown
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- Matthew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-08-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios