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.
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AKA "Beat to Quarters"
Horblower is Great!
As good as the best, maybe better.
Everything except that it ended. Fortunately, there is another in the series which takes up where this one leaves off.
I have listened to his other Hornblower narrations, and this is as good as the others, which are great.
In the battle with the Natividad, when the crew cheered for "Hornie" as he berated and threatened them.
Lovers of historical adventure novels and just plain first class writing should start with Midshipman Horblower and get on board for one of the best reads in the English language. Churchill and Hemingway were big Hornblower fans. Find out why.