As commander-in-chief of His Majesty's ships and vessels in the West Indies, Admiral Hornblower faces pirates, revolutionaries, and a blistering hurricane in the chaotic aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.As commander-in-chief of His Majesty's ships and vessels in the West Indies, Admiral Hornblower faces pirates, revolutionaries, and a blistering hurricane in the chaotic aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars.Read Less
Exactly what one would expect from this author. Each of the three separate adventures in the West Indies are very entertaining and have great surprise endings. Wish I had bought it sooner!
Apr 2, 2009
A complete ending
Hornblower has advanced some years as the "old man" although he is young by today's standards. This is a great incite to how the West Indies was after the Napolenic Wars, with of course Hornblower saving the day.
Feb 27, 2009
Excellent reading with some good background of early Caribbean history. The book however, consists of individual and several Hornblower adventures in the West Indies, but the adventures are not tied one to the other. The continued reference however to Hornblower's wife Barbara in each episode helps to keep the story from disintergrating. All the episodes are full of exciting action.
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