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  • The Commodore

  • By: C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94

In the ninth instalment of the series, C.S. Forester transports us to the quaint village of Smallbridge. Predictably restless and eager to embark on his next adventure, Horatio Hornblower dreams of returning to the seas and commanding his next ship. Now happily married to Lady Barbara Leighton and widely celebrated for his recent successes with the navy, Hornblower has been knighted and appointed a commodore. Fortunately for Horatio, his uneventful days as village squire are soon interrupted.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Complete and Enjoyable

  • By Donn Edwards on 21-07-14

Really good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-18

Glad to have the best narrator back. A cracking story as told by a great writer and story teller.

  • Hornblower and the "Atropos"

  • By: C. S. Forester
  • Narrated by: Nicolas Coster
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

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

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bring back Christian Rodska

  • By Stefan on 20-10-18

Not as good as previous books

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-08-18

Not the best narration, but a decent storyline. Would prefer a return to the previous narrator.