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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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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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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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classic

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

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brilliant

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

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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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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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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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fascinating

I read this some years ago whilst serving in the UK armed forces and it served as an introduction in to a world I got know well. These days the term Mercenary is rarely used as we prefer Civilian Contractor. The political landscape may gave changed and the money involved has risen 100-fold, much has stayed the same. No matter when you live, this is a work of art.

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Another great Audiobook

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

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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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  • Kuviet
  • 21-07-13

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
  • 14-02-13

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.