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3.00018298261665 out of 53.00018298261665 out of 53.00018298261665 out of 53.00018298261665 out of 53.00018298261665 out of 5 3.00 (5,465 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frederick Forsyth Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781455170586
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In a remote corner of Zangaro, a small republic in Africa, lies Crystal Mountain. At certain times of the day the mountain emits a strange glow. Only mining magnate Sir James Manson, a shadowy titan of London’s financial district, knows why. The mountain contains ten billion dollars’ worth of the world’s most valuable mineral, platinum, just waiting to be exploited. Now the only question is how to get hold of it. Sir James knows how. Unleash the dogs of war.

“Knocking off a bank or an armored truck is merely crude. Knocking off an entire republic has, I feel, a certain style.” Manson is scheming a coup d’état in Zangaro, a plan to invade the country with a band of savage, cold-blooded mercenaries and topple the government. The man selected to plan and carry out the mission is Cat Shannon, a thirty-three-year-old Anglo-Irishman from Nigeria. If the goal is clear, the means are not, for there are no up-to-date manuals on overthrowing governments by force. By the time he has set forth this sinister venture in all its ramifications, Frederick Forsyth has fashioned that manual and given us a classic of terror and enthrallment.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Not only exciting but truly surprising.”

    Atlantic

  • “A super thriller...instantly enthralling.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geo Forman | 2/7/2014

    " the author obviously uses his experience as a BBC correspondence in war-torn Africa to tell the tale of mercenaries overthrowing an African government. a little slow paced at times but still a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan Darnell | 2/7/2014

    " A great picture of running an op in Africa during the 60's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/19/2014

    " The first chapter is so slow you will want to stop reading it, but keep on. It quickly picks up the pace and is a decent look into how operators use to work "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 1/18/2014

    " Great book. Read it years ago - I really do have to pick it up again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Damien Dsoul | 1/14/2014

    " It speaks a lot about African exploitation. Though the action took so long to get to, it's still an interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Graeme Shanks | 1/8/2014

    " I read this book over 30 years ago and loved it. The author and this book in particular is one i return to time and time again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deepak Eshwar | 12/30/2013

    " This book with its main protagonist Cat Shanon explores the mercenary world. I personally think Sylvester Stallone derived the inspiration for "Expendables" from this novel. But the detailing of Forsyth is unmatchable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deepak Dewan | 11/24/2013

    " I read this book long time ago and liked it very much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tobias Andersson | 11/5/2013

    " Interesting narration about a fictional coup d'etat by a really great thriller author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynne | 10/31/2013

    " I haven't read Forsyth for many years... this book convinced me that I should stick with that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Read1000books | 10/6/2013

    " Read this book over 30 years ago and it still is one of the few books that had such a great surprise ending I didn't see coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Markovich | 4/26/2013

    " Frederick Davidson reads Forsyth's Dogs of War well and makes for an excellent read of an exciting tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robbie | 1/29/2013

    " Okay I don't think Forsyth can write a bad book!! This one was amazing too. A coup in an African country, lots of foreign mercenaries, lots of twists and turns, and the planning and prep were as much page turners as the actual climax and ending! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 12/16/2012

    " A bit of a dissapointment after The Day of the Jackal and the Odessa File, but perhaps the subject was just not as close to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 9/22/2012

    " My very favorite Forsyth book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendon | 11/15/2011

    " Suggested Subtitle: An Exacting and Complete Manual for Staging a Coup in an African Republic circa 1975 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gouri Shankar | 10/1/2011

    " Interesting concept .....but I wonder do we need too much details for a fiction ..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rohan Jolly | 9/16/2011

    " its a great book. i like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iuliana | 7/25/2011

    " Very good read, well researched and very well written. Big fan of his. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 1/17/2011

    " As with The Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File, Forsyth gives the reader a gripping action story set against a backdrop that presents a whole subculture and aspect of modern history that will be an education to most. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Durgasankar Bussetti | 6/1/2010

    " A Typical Forsyth style story with a nice plot... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jielus Kuijntjes | 3/19/2010

    " Een beetje gedateerd maar toch mooi om te lezen! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrian | 3/4/2010

    " Highly entertaining book. My only problem is that I got this in a hostel book swap, and the last 2 pages of the Epilogue were missing! Arghhh! "

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About the Author
Author Frederick Forsyth

Frederick Forsyth was born in England in 1938. He settled on a career in journalism, working as a reporter in Norwich and then as the Reuters News Agency’s correspondent in Berlin and Paris, which provided the background for his bestselling novel The Day of the Jackal. He worked for the BBC for several years and then as a freelance journalist.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.