Summary

Having entered the British Navy at the age of 12, Horatio Lord Nelson achieved the rank of captain at the age of 20. As captain, he was quickly recognized as a magnetic and controversial figure. He triumphed at Cape St. Vincent and the Nile, but failed at Tenefife and Boulogne. With the glories of Copenhagen and Trafalgar yet ahead of him, his ardent passion for Emma Hamilton, the wife of a British Ambassador, cast a heavy shadow over his career. Audacious in battle (he once ignored a superior's order to cease action at Copenhagen by putting his telescope to his blind eye and saying he could not see the signal) and winner of some of Britain's greatest victories, Nelson possessed an extraordinary amount dash and courage, thus rendering him one of history's great romantic figures.
©1990 Robert Southey (P)1996 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Alex Brounger on 04-06-10

Struggled with This One

I am sure the contents of this audio book are very interesting but I really can't get on with the accent and tone of the narrator. I've stuck with it for about an hour now but I am continually finding myself having to rewind as I have lost concentration on it. This has not happened with any of the other audio books I have downloaded. I'm sure it is just a personal thing but I would advise you to listen to sample recording carefully and ask yourself whether you can engage with that voice for a prolonged period of time.

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5 out of 5 stars
By R Fraser on 06-03-18

Stirring naval history!

Superbly narrated and written with care and feeling, this account of Nelson's life is inspiring as it is informative. Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Katie Sullivan on 19-07-15

great story!

always love Frederick Davidson narrating, and this is a wonderful, if biased, biography of one of the most interesting individuals in modern British history.

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3 out of 5 stars
By msm on 22-05-10

too detailed

Not enough on his personal relationships and a lot on minute detail of battles

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