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Mr Midshipman Hornblower Audiobook

Mr Midshipman Hornblower

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Publisher's Summary

The midshipman who was seasick in Spithead...

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.

©1950 C. S. Forester (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Wombat
    Adelaide
    26/01/15
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    "Narration brings classic to life"

    The narrator handles the different characters very well - both male and female - and his pacing gives energy to these classic maritime tales.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Shannon Adams
    Millburn, NJ
    8/07/16
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    "A lesser known classic- still GREAT!"

    This is a story of character growth- mistakes, temptation, pride all subjugated in favor of the greater good, of self mastery. Human triumph! And all at sea during war-time 150 years ago. 😊

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    26/05/16
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    "Great book"

    Great story, great narration. Well done. Hornblower was the first James T Kirk! I highly recommend this book to all who like adventure!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Craig Ellick
    20/05/16
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    "Great!!"

    If you are ready for adventure this is the book to listen to! The hours will flyby.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jean F Colgan
    26/03/16
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    "good old-fashioned adventure story"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this adventure story. As much fun for grown-ups as older kids. looking forward to the next adventure of Mr. Midshipman Hornblower.
    Christian Ronska is an excellent narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mack S. Hall
    Enterprise, AL USA
    8/03/16
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    "Wonderful!"

    The best reading of a book I've ever heard. A real pleasure. Better than a movie or a play.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • AmazonShopper_Kate
    19/06/17
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    "great book and great narrator"

    This is a great audiobook. The narrator is great and really compliments the well written story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abel de Pleur
    14/06/17
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    "Superb narration"

    I've read this book several times. The narrator is excellent and added quite a bit to my enjoyment. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    PICKERINGTON, OHIO, United States
    30/04/17
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    "First rate historical fiction"

    I was introduced to this series by a friend after I read the Master and Commander series, which is also fantastic. This kind of a beginners level of historical naval fiction but is more than worth the time. I highly recommend this series for those interested in historical fiction.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brian Bass
    11/04/17
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    "excellent"

    The narrator was superb and entertaining. wonderful story of a young man coming into his own while serving in the Royal Navy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Ben
    13/01/17
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    "Absolutely superb!"

    A really brilliant book and quite different from the ITV series. Considering this is only the first one as such I am really looking forward to the rest and highly recommend this one to anyone full stop!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Ian R Hames
    22/06/15
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    "Stirring from start to finish"

    Thanks to the TV series the early Hornblower novels are quite well known. This the first in the series is a stirring read, full of action and colour. The performance is very good. On to the next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Matsumoto
    23/05/15
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    "Exceptional"

    My favourite in the Hornblower series of books. Well read by Christian Rodska, who clearly has a genuine interest in naval fiction and naval history. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M. Mower
    Berkshire, UK
    5/07/17
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    "Fabulous"

    This came recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed. The story is great, the narration marvellous. I was sad when it ended and cannot wait to start the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Neil
    9/04/17
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    "Wonderful"

    An excellent narration of a classic tale. Highly entertaining. Bringing these wonderful stories to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr M D Evans
    10/08/16
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    "Excellent!"

    First class narration and a great story steeped in nautical imagery or a bygone era. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Theo Goddefroy
    UK
    20/05/16
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    "C. S. Forester a master of tales of the sea."

    What a pleasure to listen to the story that I have read as a child in the sixties.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Queeber
    UK
    13/04/16
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    "bloody brilliant"

    I thought this book was excellent. very well read and very well written.
    i have seen the tv show hornblower and was worried listening to the same plot lines would be boring. how wrong i was.
    on to book 2

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AC
    18/09/15
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    "Swashbuckling adventures!"

    I love these tales - lively, humorous, poignant and very entertaining! Glad that Audible UK finally has them!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • agilekev
    30/04/15
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    "Like sailing? Read this."

    Great book packed with naval history. As educational as it is entertaining. A cracking read from the age of fighting sail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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