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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
  • NoVAN8iv
    Northern VA
    7/12/16
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    "Ripping Good Yarn"

    Having greatly enjoyed the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey & Maturin series, Forester's Hornblower series had a high bar to clear. This first book promises an absorbing and enjoyable experience equivalent to the O'Brian oeuvre. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Irvine
    canada
    28/11/16
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    "Loved it"

    Probably biased because I've already read this, and Hornblower is one of my favourite series. If you aren't familiar with the story it's about a young, awkward, self-doubting man working his way through the British Royal Navy during the napoleonic wars. I will warn you there are a lot of nautical terms, but the narrator does a good enough job that if you don't understand the terms you still feel gripped by the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon Nicholson
    8/10/16
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    "Rip roaring fun!"

    Very well read and surprisingly enjoyable story of the high seas in the napoleonic wars. Less dour than Patrick O'Brian. Thoroughly enjoyable adventure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simone Frost
    Netherlands
    8/10/16
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    "A joy to listen to"

    I chose this book because I was looking for a good book to fall asleep to and it seemed to me that a story which I know so very well, read to me in a nice English accent would do the trick. Alas not, and so I listened though it in four or five sittings.
    Left work early to enjoy the last chapter with a good cup of coffee in the autumn sun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • 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
  • Donn Edwards
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    21/07/14
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    "Horatio Hornblower (chronological order) Book 1"

    For some reason this book is not currently listed as Book 1 in the Horatio Hornblower series.

    2 of 3 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
  • ksg301
    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
  • Robert Harrison
    Lincoln, England
    24/03/15
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    "Great book"

    A very fast paced book, well read. I will be listening to the whole series. Surprised how much story can be fitted into such a short time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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