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April 1803, and the Peace of Amiens is failing as Horatio Hornblower takes a three-master on a vital reconnaissance mission… 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.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 06-12-13

Excellent continuation of the story

A comfortable passage of the early years in Hornblowers life. Plenty of action and a good backstory to boot. Brings home the hardship of service in a HM Ship during the many years of War with both the French and Spanish Navies

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5 out of 5 stars
By RMWK on 03-15-18

Hours of immersion in another age

Put on your headphones and press start, to be transported back to life in the British navy long ago. Listening to this book is more vivid even than watching a film. Rather, it's like being there on the deck, invisible, beside Hornblower. Can't wait to hear the next book in this series, which I hope will go on forever. Ruth Kirk.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Chris Howson on 03-08-18

Great story. Well delivered.

What did you like most about Hornblower and the Hotspur?

The story moved at a comfortable pace. The details not overwhelming.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lieutenant Bush provided an excellent earthy foil to Hornblowers intelligence.

Have you listened to any of Christian Rodska’s other performances? How does this one compare?

The narrator delivered the story in a clear and imaginative performance.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rohan on 02-18-18

love it<br />

what else but awesome takes you to another world of adventures fun history and intrigue

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5 out of 5 stars
By TerrierTops on 01-26-17

Superb adventure, history, characterisation!

Beautifully written. Beautifully read! From the excrutiating marriage to the inner sense of honour, duty and humanity CS Forester proves himself a master storyteller.

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