I Have all the hornblower books on Audible, really enjoyed reading them. The books kind of jumped around in quality as they weren't written in chronological order, although that is definitely the best way to read them. IIRC forester had more planned but unfortunately died before finishing them. I think the final book was finished after his death from a draft. Something I found interesting about those books is that many of them were written during ww2 and he received money from the government to write them, so they had that all of europe against england propaganda to them where england was holding out and in the end victorious against the whole of Europe ruled by a dictator. Also the part set in Russia with Russian allies was written at the same point Russia was helping us against the germans.