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Horatio Hornblower is a fictional Napoleonic Wars era Royal Navy officer who is the protagonist of a series of novels by C. S. Forester. He was later the subject of films, radio and television programs.

The original Hornblower tales began with the 1937 novel The Happy Return (U.S. title Beat to Quarters) with the appearance of a junior Royal Navy captain on independent duty on a secret mission to Central America, though later stories would fill out his earlier years, starting with an unpromising beginning as a seasick midshipman. As the Napoleonic Wars progress, he gains promotion steadily as a result of his skill and daring, despite his initial poverty and lack of influential friends. Eventually, after surviving many adventures in a wide variety of locales, he rises to the pinnacle of his profession, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet, knighted as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB), and named the 1st Baron Hornblower.

Ernest Hemingway is quoted as saying, "I recommend Forester to everyone literate I know," and Winston Churchill stated, "I find Hornblower admirable."

You can choose to read them in Chronological order, or in the order they were written, which I prefer:
1937 - The Happy Return
C S Forester - 1937 - The Happy Return (Unabridged) Hornblower 06.rar  [104.56 Mb]

1938 - A Ship of the Line
C S Forester - 1938 - A Ship of the Line (Unabridged) Hornblower 07.rar  [112.93 Mb]

1938 - Flying Colours
C S Forester - 1938 - Flying Colours (Unabridged) Hornblower 08.rar  [95.70 Mb]

1945 - The Commodore
C S Forester - 1945 - The Commodore (Unabridged) Hornblower 09.rar  [128.81 Mb]

1946 - Lord Hornblower
C S Forester - 1946 - Lord Hornblower (Unabridged) Hornblower 10.rar  [112.59 Mb]

1950 - Mr Midshipman Hornblower
C S Forester - 1950 - Mr Midshipman Hornblower (Unabridged) Hornblower 01.rar  [111.31 Mb]

1951 - Lieutenant Hornblower
C S Forester - 1951 - Lieutenant Hornblower (Unabridged) Hornblower 02.rar  [122.92 Mb]

1953 - Hornblower and the Atropos
C S Forester - 1953 - Hornblower and the Atropos (Unabridged) Hornblower 05.rar  [133.03 Mb]

1957 - Hornblower in the West Indies
C S Forester - 1957 - Hornblower in the West Indies (Unabridged) Hornblower 11.rar  [168.69 Mb]

1962 - Hornblower and the Hotspur
C S Forester - 1962 - Hornblower and the Hotspur (Unabridged) Hornblower 03.rar  [153.82 Mb]

1967 - Hornblower and the Crisis
C S Forester - 1967 - Hornblower and the Crisis (Unabridged) Hornblower 04.rar  [56.48 Mb]

All the audiobooks are 32kbps, chapterized, unabridged, read by Christian Rodska, who does an excellent job.

There is also a radio series by the BBC, The Hornblower Story, which takes episodes from the various books:
S01 - E01 - The Even Chance
S01 - E02 - The Cargo of Rice
S01 - E03 - The Man Who Saw God
S01 - E04 - The Examination For Lieutenant
S01 - E05 - The Dutchess and the Devil
S02 - E01 - The Peculiar Captain
S02 - E02 - Sealed Orders
S02 - E03 - The Landing
S02 - E04 - Court of Inquiry
S02 - E05 - Home and Beauty
S03 - E01 - The Hotspur Sails
S03 - E02 - Hotspur and the Loire
S03 - E03 - The Raid
S03 - E04 - The Blockade
S03 - E05 - The Treasure Fleet
S04 - E01 - Mutiny
S04 - E02 - Plan For Rebellion
S04 - E03 - Counter-Stroke
S04 - E04 - Out of the Past
S04 - E05 - Story's End
C S Forester - 1980 - The Hornblower Story (BBC Radio).rar  [128.55 Mb]

And the eBooks include some short stories not done as audio:
01 - Mr Midshipman Hornblower
01a - Hornblower and the Widow McCool
02 - Lieutenant Hornblower
03 - Hornblower and the Hotspur
04 - Hornblower and the Crisis
05 - Hornblower and the Atropos
06 - The Happy Return
06b - Hornblower's Charitable Offering
07 - A Ship of the Line
08 - Flying Colours
09 - The Commodore
10 - Lord Hornblower
11 - Hornblower in the West Indies
C S Forester - Hornblower Series.mobi.rar  [3.72 Mb]


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