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    Horatio Hornblower Series & more by C.S. Forester ~ 23 AUDIOBOOK COLLECTION

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    C.S. ForesterCecil Scott "C. S." Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (27 August 1899 — 2 April 1966), an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of naval warfare. His most notable works were the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series, depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Forester was born in Cairo and, after a family breakup at an early age, he moved with his mother to London and was educated at Alleyn's School, Dulwich College, south London, and Guy's Hospital, London, but did not complete his studies at the last named. "Forester had always worn glasses and been thin. Later, trying to enlist in the army he failed his physical and was told there was not a chance that we would be accepted even though he was of good height and somewhat athletic. In about 1921, after studying medicine for several years, he left academia and began writing seriously using his pen name." He married Kathleen Belcher in 1926, had two sons (John and George Forester) and divorced in 1945. His elder son, John Forester, wrote a biography of his father. During World War II, Forester moved to the United States where he worked for the British Information Service and wrote propaganda to encourage the US to join the Allies. He eventually settled in Berkeley, California. While living in Washington, D.C., he met a young British intelligence officer named Roald Dahl, whose experiences in the RAF he had heard of, and encouraged him to write about them. In 1947, he secretly married a woman named Dorothy Foster. Forester wrote many other novels, among them The African Queen (1935) and The General (1936); Peninsular War novels in Death to the French (published in the United States as Rifleman Dodd) and The Gun (filmed as The Pride and the Passion in 1957); and seafaring stories that did not involve Hornblower, such as Brown on Resolution (1929); The Captain from Connecticut (1941); The Ship (1943) and Hunting the Bismarck (1959), which was used as the basis of the screenplay for the 1960 film Sink the Bismarck! Several of his works were filmed, most notably the 1951 film The African Queen, directed by John Huston. Forester is also credited as story writer for several movies not based on his published fiction, including Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942).


    Horatio Hornblower Series
    1. Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (read by Christian Rodska)
    2. Lieutenant Hornblower (read by Christian Rodska)
    3. Hornblower And The Hotspur (read by Christian Rodska)
    4. Hornblower And The Crisis (read by Christian Rodska)
    5. Hornblower And The Atropos (read by Christian Rodska)
    6. The Happy Return (read by Christian Rodska)
    7. A Ship Of The Line (read by Christian Rodska)
    8. Flying Colours (read by Christian Rodska)
    9. The Commodore (read by Christian Rodska)
    10. Lord Hornblower (read by Christian Rodska)
    11. Hornblower In The West Indies (read by Christian Rodska)

    12. Greyhound (read by Jim Frangione)
    13. Death To The French (read by Christian Rodska)
    14. The Gun (read by Richard Brown)
    15. The African Queen (read by Michael Kitchen)
    16. The General (read by Richard Brown)
    17. The Captain From Connecticut (read by Bill Whitaker)
    18. The Ship (read by Tom Whitworth)
    19. The Sky And The Forest (read by David Case)
    20. The Good Shepherd (read by Edoardo Ballerini)
    21. The Last Nine Days Of The Bismarck (read by Richard Green)
    22. The Man In The Yellow Raft (read by Stuart Courtney)
    23. Single Handed (read by David Case)

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    - The number of discs varies by each title, although generally it goes in a single disc.

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    - Audiobooks are read by professional narrators.


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    This audio CD-MP3 works on your computer. It also works on CD and DVD players with mp3 capacity, including car stereos.

    - The number of discs varies by each title. Each disc can contain one or several audiobooks.

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    - The format of the tracks is MP3; This is the extension of better handling and of more quality.

    - Kbps vary by title.

    - Audiobooks are read by professional narrators.



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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 4 reviews
    Dee Gordon (Madras, US)
    Very good set up books…

    I believe the audio quality is very good and that the book is accurate and I would recommend based on going through mid shipment would not hesitate buying this set as a gift to someone I cared about

    Alvin Williams (Denver, US)

    arrive in a timely manner and works well

    Barry Falkner (Batley, GB)
    Hornblower Saga by C. S. Forester

    Brilliant listening.

    James McSorley (Cherryfield, US)
    Sail Ho!

    Terrific performance which brings out all the internal angst that makes horatio... hornblower. Free flowing narration really tells the story of action on the high seas in the age of sail.

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