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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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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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Not one of his better stories.

Absolutely love his work as a rule and there are far more brilliant than okay but this one is okay. David Rintoul would be fantastic apart from the exact same little hesitant pause in speech pattern that he applies to every single character in every single book that he voices. It becomes irritating and is quite a flaw. And he always does it. Other than that a beautiful speaking voice.

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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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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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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.

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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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  • 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

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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.