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    • Mr Midshipman Hornblower

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215

    Shaking off this label, a shy and lonely 17-year-old, Horatio Hornblower, embarks on a memorable career in Nelson's navy on HMS Justinian. In action, adventure, and battle he is forged into one of the most formidable junior officers in the service.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely superb!

    • By Ben on 13-01-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Lieutenant Hornblower

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 197

    In this new adventure, Hornblower is overjoyed to discover his next task is to serve aboard the mighty HMS Renown. After witnessing some unsettling scenes however, he soon finds himself struggling to serve under the captain, James Sawyer, whose unsound mind leads him to treat his crew with extreme suspicion and contempt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this!

    • By RMWK on 26-02-18

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Commodore

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Hornblower and the Hotspur

    • By: C.S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    On the day of his marriage to Maria, Hornblower is ordered to take the Hotspur and head for Brest – war is coming and Napoleon will not catch His Majesty’s navy with its britches round its ankles. With thoughts of his new life as a husband intruding on his duties, Hornblower must prove himself to be not only the most capable commander in the fleet, but also its most daring if he is to stop the French gaining the upper hand. This is the third of eleven books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester’s inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What is good enough for Winston Churchill is good enough for me

    • By Sleepy surfer on 06-07-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Flying Colours

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Hornblower becomes a national hero when he escapes a French firing squad. But the 'Terror of the Mediterranean' becomes Europe's most wanted man, forced to fight alone for England - and liberty.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First rate

    • By VNHSUMMERS on 12-04-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Hornblower and the Crisis

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    In this, the final Horatio Hornblower adventure, C.S. Forester throws his hero into one of the most challenging missions yet. Upon discovering highly confidential papers dispatched by Bonaparte, Hornblower sets off to enlighten the Admiralty about his game-changing, new findings. Troubled after having been informed of Pierre-Charles Villeneuve's escape into Spain, they welcome Horatio's news and send him off on a high-priority assignment that they believe will lead to England's victory over Napoleon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shame it will remain unfinished!

    • By Thomas on 23-01-15

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Hornblower and the Atropos

    • By: C.S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    In the year 1805, the young and enthusiastic Horatio Hornblower is given his first command as Captain of HMS Atropos. A 22-gun sloop, it is hardly the biggest ship in the navy, but undeterred, Hornblower boards the Atropos in eager anticipation of the voyages to come. Acting as flagship during the funeral procession for Lord Nelson, Horatio's first endeavour is to pay tribute to the country's fallen hero.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than expected

    • By Tom Darlow on 19-03-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Ship of the Line

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 111

    Her Majesty's ship Sutherland is a humdrum ship of the line. But in command is none other than the heroic Captain Hornblower and, with his crew from the Lydia, he looks set to take on commando raids, hurricanes at sea, and Napoleons's gun batteries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cliffhanger Alert

    • By Donn Edwards on 21-07-14

    Regular price: £17.19

    • Lord Hornblower

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    Having received strict and confidential orders from high above, C.S. Forester's inimitable hero must recapture The Flame, a brig which has been taken over by a band of mutineers. Voyaging to the Bay of Seine in order to rescue the captive Lieutenant Augustin Chadwick from his disloyal crew, Horatio Hornblower must once more fight for the freedom and safety of his people and country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just Wonderful!

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-09-18

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Happy Return

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    Horatio Hornblower sails South American waters and comes face to face with a mad revolutionary in a novel that ripples with risk and gripping adventure. Throughout his escapades, Forester's hero remains resourceful and courageous.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good audiobook brought to life by Christian Rodska

    • By A on 27-09-13

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Payment Deferred

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Mr Marble is in serious debt, desperate for money to pay his family's bills, until the combination of a wealthy relative, a bottle of cyanide, and a shovel offer him the perfect solution. In fact, his troubles are only just beginning. Slowly the Marble family becomes poisoned by guilt, and caught in an increasingly dangerous trap of secrets, fear, and blackmail. Then, in a final twist of the knife, Mrs Marble ensures that retribution comes in the most unexpected of ways....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By Anonymous User on 25-10-17

    Regular price: £14.69

    • 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 39
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    Regular price: £22.29

    • Death to the French

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    This is the story of a rifleman's resourcefulness in a single-handed war against the forces of Napoleon. Separated from his regiment, he uses a band of undisciplined Portuguese guerrillas to battle his way back to his own lines.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Guerrilla warfare at its worst

    • By Chosroes on 12-10-13

    Regular price: £14.69

    • Plain Murder

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    At the Universal Advertising Agency in London a murder is being planned. Three men have been discovered taking bribes and face the grim prospect of the dole queue, unless they can get rid of the person who caught them. Their ringleader, thick-set and vicious Mr. Morris, soon discovers that killing is far easier than he thought - and that he even has a talent for it.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring book

    • By miss jean daffurn on 01-01-17

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The African Queen

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Upon her brother's death, missionary Rose Sayer and Charles Allnutt, disreputable skipper of the African Queen, become allies as, marooned in German Central Africa during World War I, they fight their old launch downriver 'to strike a blow for England'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration of a poignant story

    • By Anna on 08-12-12

    Regular price: £14.69

    • The Barbary Pirates

    • The Barbary Pirates
    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Roscoe Orman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    C.S. Forester, creator of the beloved Horatio Hornblower series, takes young readers on an exciting adventure to the shores of Tripoli in North Africa. That's where, more than 200 years ago, the United States was threatened by "pirates" who snatched American merchant ships and imprisoned sailors - and the country's young, untested navy took on the task of fighting the pirates in their home waters.

    Regular price: £7.69

    • The Pursued

    • By: C. S. Forester
    • Narrated by: Diana Bishop
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Marjorie had never seen a dead person until she got home one tranquil summer evening and found her sister’s body. She looked peaceful, as if she was asleep. Their mother suspects, however, that Dot’s death was far from natural. What’s more, she’s convinced she knows who the killer is. Slowly and meticulously, she plots her revenge. After all, who would suspect a neatly dressed, grey-haired widow of anything?

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Words at War

    • World War II Radio Drama
    • By: C.S. Forester, Robert St. John, Gwen Dew, and others
    • Narrated by: Les Damon, Lesley Woods, Maurice Tarplin, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Wartime radio at its most provocative - that's "Words at War"! The Office of War Information, in cooperation with The Council on Books in Wartime, brought listeners journalistic accounts of battle, first-person narratives, and novels inspired by actual events. Each story was adapted for radio…and for maximum emotional impact.

    Regular price: £13.59