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The Final Cut

House of Cards Trilogy, Book 3
Narrated by: Samuel West
Series: House of Cards, Book 3
Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
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Summary

Francis Urquhart’s eventful career as Prime Minister comes to a spectacular end in the final volume in the Francis Urquhart trilogy - now reissued in audio.

He schemed his way to power in House of Cards and had a memorable battle of wills with the new king in To Play the King. Now Francis Urquhart is about to take his place in the record books as the longest serving Prime Minister this century. Yet it seems the public is tiring of him at last, and the movement to force him from power is growing. But Urquhart is not yet ready to be driven from office. If the public demand new blood, that is precisely what he will give them....

Francis Urquhart goes out in a blaze of glory in this final volume in the irresistible story of the most memorable politician of the decade.

©2018 Michael Dobbs (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"A triumphant return... The best book of the three. The action is unflagging, the characterisation razor-sharp, the satirical barbs at politics and politicians unfailingly accurate. Urquhart’s last days in Downing Street are as compelling as Mrs Thatcher’s. What a brilliant creation F.U. is." (Sunday Telegraph)

"Razor-sharp and merciless...One thing is certain: F.U. will be remembered for much longer than the name of many a real Prime Minister." (Daily Mail)

"Magnificent...this book has it all." (Sunday Express)

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Not as good as the other two books in the series

I felt this book lacked something but having read the other two books I had to finish the series

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British politics

I enjoyed reading the 3 books of Michael Dobbs. Very much true in British politics. The back stabbing, dishonesty and the sex.
The story is most enjoyable. Sam West was such a passionate narrator. He uses his great actor skills to interpret the story.10 out of 10 for Sam West.