Trade Ed. Phoenix Audio 2007
CD ISBN 978-1-5977-7121-4 $24.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN $17.50
As he starts life with a new bride, Horatio Hornblower is sent to sea to survey Napoleon Bonaparte's strength. It's a peaceful mission, but it still could be dangerous. Even in an abridged version, it's the details of naval life that make the Hornblower tales. Patrick Macnee shares C.S. Forester's attention to detail, making Hornblower's habits, such as cravings for coffee and jam, as concrete as his emotions in battle. Macnee shifts tones easily to keep up with a story that's part romance, part action, and part history. The abridgment retains the emphasis on character that makes Hornblower a beloved literary hero and bridges scenes effectively with period music. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 08]
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