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Dogs of War

Narrated by: David Rintoul
Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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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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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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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
  • 07-15-11

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
  • 02-07-15

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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  • Gaynor D.
  • 07-15-19

Great story, poor recording

What we heard of the story, it was good. But the recording and volume was very variable, so we missed much of the detail. Sometimes the sound sank and the reader also reduced his volume of speaking - apparently for effect. This meant that in the end we only really got the gist of the story, which was regrettable. Had I not already bought further Audible recordings by the same reader, I would not have got any more.

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  • I. A. Wright
  • 06-28-19

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
  • 05-18-19

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
  • 02-21-19

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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  • Trixie
  • 01-18-19

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
  • 12-17-18

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
  • 12-04-18

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
  • 11-12-18

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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  • Moel Hebog
  • 01-07-18

Great Listen!!!!!

David Rintoul is the perfect narrator for Frederick Forsyth’s books. You won’t be disappointed at all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-10-19

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!