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Flying Colours (Horatio Hornblower Series #8)
     

Flying Colours (Horatio Hornblower Series #8)

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by C. S. Forester
 

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This seafaring tale, now abridged for audio, is read by Ioan Grufford, star of the "Hornblower" television series.

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This seafaring tale, now abridged for audio, is read by Ioan Grufford, star of the "Hornblower" television series.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Forester's saga about the fictional British naval hero of the Napoleonic Wars, Horatio Hornblower, has long been popular and is likely soon to become even more so--thanks to a lavish British miniseries headed to the United States. With intelligent, carefully crafted plots and riveting action, all 11 Hornblower novels make ideal audiobooks, and Flying Colours (1938) is no exception--especially with Christian Rodska's able reading. Its story immediately follows Ship of the Line, which ends with Hornblower disabling four enemy ships and surrendering his own wrecked ship to the French in a Spanish port. While Hornblower and his crippled first lieutenant are taken overland to Paris for trial and almost certain execution, they stage a daring escape. However, Hornblower is torn by the knowledge that even if he returns to England, he faces court-martial and may be executed anyway for surrendering his ship. Though set mostly on land, this novel never lacks for excitement, and its conclusion may be the most gratifying of any in the Hornblower series.-Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780523413921
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
02/28/1975
Series:
Horatio Hornblower Series
Pages:
224

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
August 27, 1899
Date of Death:
April 2, 1966
Place of Birth:
Cairo, Egypt
Place of Death:
Berkeley, California
Education:
AlleynGuy's Medical School of the University of London

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Flying Colours 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third of the classic "Captain Horatio Hornblower" trilogy. It isa marvelous story, and deepens the familier characters, and intoduces wonderful new characters. The book should have 5 stars, but the inexplicable absence of the other two books of the trilogy for Nook users. Get the books for the Nook now!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ebooks jumps from book 5 to book 8. I am not happy. And proofread
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is gonna be great...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is beat to quarters as ship of the line??? Why do the third book in the Captain Horatio Hornblower series without the more important first two?
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jcrawford69 More than 1 year ago
Doesn't work with NOOK COLOR. B&N knows, but still has it for purchase.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is set after is surrender. He is on his way to Paris to be killed for war crimes. he ends up excaping with Brown and Bush. They avoid capture and end up retaking a shipfor the French and make a clean get away. This end up making him a hero that is much need at the time. In the end he is knighted by the king.