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Mr. Midshipman Hornblower - C.S. Forester
Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
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3.73 175
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316290609 (0316290602)
Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T)
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
Series: Hornblower Saga: Chronological Order -8 omnibus (#1)
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markk
markk rated it
4.0 And so begins my dive into the Hornblower novels
For me the Horatio Hornblower novels have always occupied the space between books that I wanted to read and books that I didn't care to. It was there, and I had encountered it in some of its adapted manifestations (such as the Gregory Peck movie from the early 1950s) and so was familiar with its bas...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
3.0 Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
When I was a kid, my parents' friends, the Bricelands moved to Sparta Lake, NJ. We visited them there a number of times. My older brother, Hal, and their son, Allen, were enamored at the time with the stories of Horatio Hornblower. Hornblower sailed the seas for Her Majesty's Royal Navy back in the ...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
3.0 Mr. Midshipman Hornblower (Audio)
I started this because I needed to read something ridiculous as a break from serious topics. This was that, and it was an enjoyable eight hours listen. The scrapes our hero gets into are hilarious, and Forester writes excellent action scenes, making fast-moving events involving multiple people and b...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
More of a collection of short stories than a full blown novel. Although it acts as an introduction to the early career of Horatio Hornblower, it was apparently written as a prequel to the first book that had come out some years previously.Horblower has plenty of adventures and meets the expectations...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 Mr. Midshipman Hornblower
I'm a great fan of the Hornblower series as a whole, which I'd certainly give five stars, but this volume isn't where I'd start even though it's the first chronologically. When a friend recommended Hornblower to me back in high school, he told me to start rather with the third book, published earlie...
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