Time to Buy Horatio Hornblower for my Kindle
I read C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower series many, many years ago, when I was but a lad. I loved them. I was captivated by the descriptions of life at sea, of the Napoleonic era, of Hornblower's mannerisms and insecurities, and by the action itself. They fired my imagination for a long time and I still have a fascination with old sailing ships, that's rooted in those books. (Sadly, I don't have the stomach for actual sailing.)
I've wanted to reread these books for the past several years. Since I seem to be incapable of reading paper books anymore, I've been looking for Kindle copies of the books. Surprisingly, the Kindle editions that existed were only available for sale in the U.K. or in Australia. Neither option did me a bit of good.
Last night, I did another check of Amazon and was happily surprised to see that most of the Horatio Hornblower series is now available on Kindle. I can buy everything that's currently out for $70. Somehow, that seems like a really good use of my money right. Now.
- Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, $7.99
- Lieutenant Hornblower, $7.99
- Hornblower and the Hotspur, $8.99
- Hornblower During the Crisis, $4.99
- Hornblower and the Atropos, $7.99
- Beat to Quarters
- Ship of the Line
- Flying Colours, $7.99
- Commodore Hornblower, $7.99
- Lord Hornblower, $7.99
- Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies, $7.99
I don't know what's up with Beat to Quarters and Ship of the Line. Beat to Quarters doesn't have a Kindle version at all. Ship of the Line has a Kindle version, but it's not available in the U.S. I hope that gets resolved post-haste.