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. See more details below

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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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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

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