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Death to the French

Narrated by: Christian Rodska
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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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.

©1968 C. S. Forester (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Creeker
  • 12-11-2012

Great story

Would you listen to Death to the French again? Why?

This is a great thrilling adventure story told carefully from the author of the Hornblower series. Forester tells great stories and it is hard to miss with any of his books-and he has written more than just Hornblower! Rodska is a good narrator and overall the book was most enjoyable. The story centers around rifleman Dodd and his adventures behind enemy lines.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Death to the French?

When Dodd finds peace in the Portuguese hill village

Which character – as performed by Christian Rodska – was your favorite?

Rifleman Dodd of course! His persistance and loyalty are admirable

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If one had time for this...yes

Any additional comments?

A great read and wish there were more CS Forester available on Audible(other than Hornblower

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-2020

Forester does gritty and dark

If you liked CS Forester’s Hornblower you might like this.. or perhaps not. It’s a very well written book, and excellently read. However, it is dark and gritty. The protagonist has none of the charm of Hornblower and I found him less likeable/relatable. It’s also less of a sweeping adventure and more a tragic tale of war’s horrors. I found that Foresters references to WWI which he does a few times, breaks the napoleonic immersion but overall it is worth a listen. You can tell where Cornwall got his idea for Sharpe!

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  • Chosroes
  • 12-10-2013

Guerrilla warfare at its worst

Would you consider the audio edition of Death to the French to be better than the print version?

About the same

What was one of the most memorable moments of Death to the French?

The chilling end

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

Wonderfulreading voice

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me sad but it was greAT

Any additional comments?

any chance of doing 'the gun' by c s forester

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