The Horizon : Royal Marines

  • by Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by Julian Glover
  • Series: Royal Marines
  • 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the third book in the 'Blackwood' saga. For three generations, members of the Blackwood family served the Royal Marines with distinction. With the outbreak of World War I, at last comes Jonathan Blackwood’s turn to carry the family name into battle.
But as the young marines embark for the Dardanelles, and a new kind of warfare, it dawns on them that the days of scarlet coats and an unchanging tradition of honour and glory have gone forever. First in Gallipoli, and two years later in Flanders, comes their horrifying initiation into a wholesale slaughter for which no training could ever have prepared them.
Caught up in the savagery of a conflict beyond any officer’s control, Blackwood’s future rests on the ‘horizon’ - the dark lip of the trench which was the last fateful sight for so many.


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Reeman does it again.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Tells a forgotten story.

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The Royal Marines have very few stories written about them. The series covers this family of Marines through generations. The brutality of World War 1 has been forgotten by most. This book is not anti-war but it does make you realize the incredible loss war imposes on a country.

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- D. "I'm an avid listener with over 1000 books in my library. I have a job that requires me to travel about 1000 miles per week."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios