A Ship of the Line [Audio]


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Captian Hornblower sails his first ship of the line to the Spanish station, where he harries French communications under the glowering menace of Napoleon's onshore gun batteries.

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Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, known by his pen name Cecil Scott "C. S." Forester, was an English novelist known for writing tales of naval warfare such as the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series, depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic wars. Two of the Hornblower books, A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours, were jointly awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction in 1938. His other works include The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). AudioFile Golden Voice Christian Rodska's 20-year career in British theatre encompasses radio plays, West End performances, television, and audiobooks. AudioFile has acclaimed Christian's performances of Officers and Gentlmen, by Evelyn Waugh, To Serve Them All Their Days by R. F. Delderfield, Switch Bitch by Roald Dahl, In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin, and Waterland by Graham Swift. Christian's appreciation of and facility with the satire of Waugh and Dahl make them among his personal favourites.


'I find Hornblower admirable, vastly entertaining.'
*Sir Winston Churchill*

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