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An astonishing discovery is made in the remote African republic of Zangaro, one which could change the course of a nation's history forever. But such a discovery cannot be kept secret for long and Sir James Manson will stop at nothing to protect this find. A ruthless and bloody-minded tycoon, Manson immediately hires an army of mercenaries and with this deadly crew behind him he sets out to topple the government and replace its dictator with a puppet president. But news of the discovery has reached Russia – and suddenly Manson finds he no longer makes the rules in this power game. A game in which win or lose means life or death.

©2011 Frederick Forsyth (P)2011 Random House Audio Go

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Excellent!

narration crystal clear and suitably dramatic. plot and character development rich and satisfying. poignant ending with a very satisfying twist.

most of all the intricate detail and methodology described in mounting a military coup by mercenaries and logistics experts was totally absorbing.

Forsyth rules!

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Great Listen!!!!!

David Rintoul is the perfect narrator for Frederick Forsyth’s books. You won’t be disappointed at all.

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  • Kuviet
  • 21-07-2013

Good story bad narrator

Good story, but the narrator David Rintoul spoiled the book for me. He swallows his words as a sentence gets longer and then he starts whispering. Sometimes he speaks so softly as to be 'in-Audible'. Must be the worst performer in my library.

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  • Yuri
  • 14-02-2013

As captivating as The Day of the Jackal

What did you love best about Dogs of War?

Forsyth is a mastermind of a political thriller forcing the reader to imagine the unimaginable and believe it. The book is worth every page and as captivating as The Day of the Jackal.

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  • Andy
  • 15-07-2011

Forsyth at his best!

I have been waiting for this book for years and have not been disappointed.
The Dogs of War is gripping, immensely enjoyable and excellently narrated by David Rintoul. Worth every penny!
Mr Forsyth at his best and I would recommend it to anyone.
Can we have an unabridged recording of the Day of the Jackal please! Pretty please?????

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  • June Kay
  • 07-02-2015

Good read

An enjoyable story with a nice twist at the end. Read well at good listening pace. Ideal to listen in the on those annoying rush hour traffic

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  • 30-08-2021

classic Forsyth

love it from start to finish, good characters and a classic Forsyths plot, great fast paced action and a nice twist at the end...

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  • Zoticus
  • 27-07-2021

Good when I was a boy but not so much now.

I certainly won't be asking for a refund. But as a story its a classic of the 70's.

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  • HellRazor
  • 15-07-2021

Reasonably good old school mercenary yarn

Forsyth always does his research, knows the tricks of the trade and can certainly write. These factors alone make even the minutiae of everyday life of his description interesting to read.

And the story here was a good one, up until the end when he plays to the crowd & turns the while bloody affair into a “feel good” ending, a sort of double-double cross that just suspended my suspension of disbelief.

Good narration.

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  • GAZZA
  • 24-04-2021

classic

classic frederick forsyth....well written and excellent naration..after day of the jackal this has to be my favorite

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  • Mr Andrew Lush
  • 30-03-2021

brilliant

This is a great read and narrative. the contents much stronger than the film. recommended

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  • Tamesider
  • 10-03-2021

very very detailed

Excellent narrator but less than one hour left in the book and still waiting for the action to begin. I've ceased to care how it ends.

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  • Miss
  • 02-03-2021

Great story about the mercenary world

As usual F F does meticulous research and produces what feels like an authentic tale. All his books are excellent, I wish there were more!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-2021

Amazing read, amazingly read!

This is a fantastic story with has carried so well into our times even though it was written in the 70’s.

Frederic Forsyths attention to detail is amazing and that’s what makes this so brilliant. It’s a story about planning not about the attack, which of such a clever approach.

Add to that the truly amazing read by David Rintoul and it’s just about perfect. What a voice, what an actor.

Highly, highly recommended.

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