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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.

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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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  • Andy
  • 04-08-2020

Another great Audiobook

A great story from a master story teller, and David Rintoul's narration is as always incredible.

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  • James Drayton
  • 29-05-2020

Superb FF Story, brilliantly read

A classic FF that stands the test of time. Expert reading from David Rintoul brings the characters and story to life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-2019

How To Mount A Coup.

This is basically an in depth explanation of how to finance, organise and mount a coup in a foreign country. The first part of the story bears no relationship with the rest of it, oh, and never trust a mercenary. If it wasn't so well read, I would have given up half way through.

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  • I. A. Wright
  • 28-06-2019

Another great tale from Mr Forsyth

Gripping, as are all FF’s novels, but a tad more gory than most, this book tells a tale of greed, deception, murder, and mercenaries sent to replace a corrupt African government with another corrupt but more manageable African government. The reader switches from thev’scare the neighbours’ loud to the ‘What did he say’ inaudible whisper. But he deginitely gives his reading-skill all, throughout.

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  • c0nv1ct
  • 18-05-2019

Blood Guts & a Killer Plot. what more do you need?

A methodical Exposé on Coup d'etat combined with a bloody good thriller. Another Frederick Forsythe classic

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  • JamesDevon
  • 21-02-2019

Highly detailed, intense, gripping

Highly detailed, intense, gripping. One of the best I’ve read from Frederick Forsyth. At one in the same time sounds authentic and also extraordinary.

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  • helen
  • 17-12-2018

A Forsyth Masterpiece

David Rintoul, really does justice to Forsyth's books, the book is very strong in detail (which I like) as it helps you understand the whole story. The ending was totally unexpected, which was so good as many books are truly so predictable. A thumping good book.

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  • paul squires
  • 04-12-2018

Frederick Forsythe's excellent novel

Excellent story about a British business man who hired a group of mercenaries to overfrow a government in an African country for his own means to make a lot of money. Very exciting book well read by the narrator.

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