The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Robert Southey

Narrated By: Frederick Davidson

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2008

Duration: 9 hours 50 minutes


Having entered the British Navy at the age of twelve, Horatio Lord Nelson achieved the rank of captain at the age of twenty. As captain, he was quickly recognized as a magnetic and controversial figure. He triumphed at Cape St. Vincent and the Nile, but failed at Tenefife and Boulogne. With the glories of Copenhagen and Trafalgar yet ahead of him, his ardent passion for Emma Hamilton, the wife of a British Ambassador, cast a heavy shadow over his career.

Audacious in battle (he once ignored a superior's order to cease action at Copenhagen by putting his telescope to his blind eye and saying he could not see the signal) and winner of some of Britain's greatest victories, Nelson possessed an extraordinary amount dash and courage, thus rendering him one of history's great romantic figures.


  • James Hammond

    I love this book if you are a fan of naval battles and have ever seen the Movie Master and Commander you will love this book and I guarantee you should read it

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