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Dogs of War Audiobook

Dogs of War

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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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    Andy 15/07/2011
    Andy 15/07/2011 Member Since 2017
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    "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?????

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alison 09/09/2017
    Alison 09/09/2017
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    "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 Member Since 2017
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    "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

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    In car listener on the road 28/01/2017
    In car listener on the road 28/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "a couple of flaws in both the book and the reading"
    Where does Dogs of War rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Pretty good. Rintoul is good at accents, but not so good at individual characters within an accent - some of the British characters merged into each other, especially during conversations between Shannon & Endean for example. However, his reading of the firefight & battle near the end of the book was excellent and intense.


    If you’ve listened to books by Frederick Forsyth before, how does this one compare?

    It's the first.


    What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

    As mentioned above Rintoul is very good at portraying nationalities via accent - and this book spans the globe so that's a good thing. He also dropped the dry matter-of-fact delivery that suits a Forsyth book in favour of a fast-paced and tense style near the end, which was also very good.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found myself caught up in the climax of the book, even though I've read the book so knew what was going to happen.


    Any additional comments?

    The novel is the British reading, not the American print. There are some very minor plot differences between the two imprints, and as British terms are used throughout, it may confuse some American listeners.

    The novel itself has a few plot holes; the intelligent Endean completely overlooking the unbelievable coincidence of Shannon "just happening to meet" Manson's daughter - even the circumstances in which Shannon does meet Julie, and Shannon's ultimate fate (which I'll not spoil for those who've not read the book) having no effect on his performance throughout the entire story. But hey - that's fiction.

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    TomMoody 17/08/2016
    TomMoody 17/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic!"

    Frederick Forsyth has an incredible talent for giving a precise description of the preparations and execution of a mission and for producing intruiging plots: demonstrated by this book.

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    Amazon Customer 25/07/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Weak for a Forsyth novel"

    Compared to the other Forsyth books I have read this one seemed less engaging, a less expansive story. I never really felt any empathy for any character. There are better Forsyth novels out there.

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    Jason Dublin, Ireland 27/05/2016
    Jason Dublin, Ireland 27/05/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Forsyth is a great storyteller."

    Basically a handbook to staging a coup. A good yarn with just enough detail to fascinate. Well performed too. The politics is a bit dated but revealing for its time.

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    avid reader 07/02/2015
    avid reader 07/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "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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    R. Hunter UK 14/03/2014
    R. Hunter UK 14/03/2014 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent, slow burning thriller"

    A Classic Forsyth novel, takes its time to build up the setting, story and the characters so you really get involved in what is going on. As ever, excellently well written and researched. David Rintoul's narration is, in my opinion, the best out there and I was gripped after a fairly slow start. By the end I felt that that all the build up was worth it. Not one for action fans but still a very taut and tense book. Very good

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    D. Hutt 06/03/2014
    D. Hutt 06/03/2014
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    "Great story creating superb visuals in the head"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dogs of War to be better than the print version?

    Superb narration and as I don't have time to "read" having young kids and travelling loads, this was great.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dogs of War?

    Great twist at the end and Spanish Harlem!


    What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

    David riotoul is a GOD! Surely Richard Burton's love child!
    Such excellent diction and a great voice actor painting a wonderful verbal canvass in the head


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Compelling....


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  • PFHugo Winterbach
    21/07/13
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yuri
    Moscow, Russia
    14/02/13
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    "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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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