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Lord Hornblower Audiobook

Lord Hornblower

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Publisher's Summary

The Admiral's face was grim as he gave Commodore Hornblower his orders. The situation was critical: mutiny was an infection that could spread through the fleet like the plague and, furthermore, the crew were threatening to go over to the French.

©1946 C.S. Forester (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Michael
    Weston, MA, United States
    09/12/11
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    "Classic"

    Some novels are perfect for listening in the car. Well written, fast paced, amusing, plot-driven. When the narrator is talented a three hour drive disappears. The Hornblower series is perfect for this and this narrator is as well.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    deerfield, NH, United States
    07/03/12
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    "Good Read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lord Hornblower to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print edition, I have only listened to the series.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The pllot was very good. However the part where he leads the rebellion was far fetched.


    What does Christian Rodska bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Christian Rodska was perfect for this read.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Emrys
    Alfred, NY, United States
    27/02/12
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    "Good story, great reading"

    Christian Rodske's narration is brilliant as always. I preferred the first part of the story, where Hornblower is sent to deal with a mutiny, to the later part where he's in France. Perhaps it's because one feels that Hornblower is at his best when on a ship.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • James J. Peveler
    Cedar City, UT
    22/11/11
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    "Top Adventure"

    In some ways the Hornblower series is better than Patrick O???Brian???s Aubrey/Maturin series but, for me it lacks the depth of emotions displayed in the Aubrey/Maturin relationship.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    24/05/15
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    "Love these Books!"

    the reader is superb. Far better than movies.... I can hardly wate to stare a new book. I have tried to read them myself but finding quite time is hard.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mary D. Strawser
    Dallas, TX
    24/11/13
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    "Missing text"
    Any additional comments?

    I have read and loved all the Hornblower books in the past, but decided to try out the audio versions because I love a good reader. Christian Rodska is an excellent performer, and it's delightful to hear him bring out different accents and ways of speaking to reflect the different characters and it especially tickles me to hear him pulling back from the microphone so he can give a quarter deck shout when the text calls for it.

    The problem I am having is most likely with the editor for this audio series. Like with Commodore Hornblower, this novel has missing text. Not an entire chapter this time, but it's kind of a huge moment in chapter 14 when (spoilers) Hornblower tells his wife the fate of Bush. I listened to the passage three times to make sure that I was correct, that the editor actually cut out so vital a piece of the text, and yes indeed he did. Barbara's after reaction, Hornblower's lame follow-ups, etc. are all there, but the line thoughtlessly blurted out right before the party is gone. I hope that someone re-edits and corrects this series at some point, Christian Rodska is too good a reader and Forester is too good a writer to be mishandled like this.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jean
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    27/09/12
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    "Old fashion story telling"

    This book was written in 1946 and like all of C. S. Forester's books it seems to be better in audio version than written. It flows like the old fashion story telling while sitting around the fireplace. There is less sailing in this book but there is some sailing action. Most of the battles take place on land while Commodore Hornblower is the governor of an area of France. This book covers the fall of Napoleon and his return from Elba. Hornblower is made a Lord in this book and Lady Barbara joins him in France. More information about etiquette of the peerage in this book. Christian Rodska does a gread job narrating the story.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Lady Pamela
    New Mexico
    25/10/16
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    "Lord Hornblower"

    The tenth in C.S. Forester's series British naval officer during the Napoleonic Wars--this adventurous fiction depicts a deeply human hero. The story was actually several stories all glued together, but they flowed much better than earlier attempts. Hornblower shows remarkable human emotion all the way to the end of the book...perhaps too much for Lord Horatio. In this book, he actually sets strategy for the ships at sea, as a Commodore should do, but it almost reads like he's the captain. After he's appointed governor of a small French town, there's little relative to the governance of it and more about the visiting Duke from jolly ol' England. I'm ready for the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    15/10/16
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    "Great book, the last chapter is missing"

    For the people who say it isn't missing the last chapter, what's the last line? if it isn't glad tidings, your missing a whole chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chip
    Miami Shores, FL, United States
    02/09/16
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    "Not as fulfilling as the others"

    Lord Hornblower is good, but not great when contrasted with the other books of this genre. I found it difficult to reconcile this version of Hornblower with the faithful character of previous novels. This novel seems to be a study of his frailties and is at times bordering on something non of the other books were in the slightest....slightly boring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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