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Dogs of War

Narrated by: David Rintoul
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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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  • Trixie
  • 18-01-2019

Very dated

This is a plodding story and nothing like as good as other Forsyth books. David Rintoul does his usual excellent job of narrating but even he sounded bored by the endless details of shopping around for mercenary must-haves before a coup in a pretend African country.

Don't waste a credit on this one, folks.

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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<br /><br />

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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  • Mr. R. Taylor
  • 12-11-2018

The Dogs of War

Very good story.i will read this again.Well researched and well read. I recommend this book

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  • Mr M Skelton
  • 25-07-2018

A typically excellent tale from Forsyth

Well thought through and gripping to the very end, this tale of mercenaries and the planning and execution of a coup is full of vivid details and unfolds at a pace that feels perfect. Typical Frederick Forsyth.

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  • PeeBee
  • 24-01-2018

Always great stories

Having enjoyed reading the book when it was first published, listening to the narrative has been brilliant. Great story of its time and shows how close F.F was to the action in Africa during those troubled days.

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  • Alison
  • 09-09-2017

Corking read

An absolutely superb book, read fantastically. Thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a day. Highly recommended.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-04-2017

Dogs of War

Extremely well narrated and a pleasure to listen to on long drives. I will be purchasing more audio books from Audible.co.uk