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To Play the King

House of Cards, Book 2
Narrated by: Samuel West
Length: 9 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
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Summary

Newly elected Prime Minister Francis Urquhart takes on the new King in the controversial number one best-selling second volume in the Francis Urquhart trilogy - now reissued in audio.

After scheming his way to power in House of Cards, Francis Urquhart made a triumphant return in To Play the King - a Sunday Times number one best-seller that became a BBC TV series, with Ian Richardson resuming his award-winning role as Francis Urquhart, and a hugely successful Netflix series.

Its highly controversial and uncannily topical storyline - in which the role of the monarchy in modern Britain comes under scrutiny as Prime Minister Francis Urquhart threatens to expose Royal secrets when his plans are blocked by the idealistic new King - coincided with a huge increase in public interest in the future of the Royal Family following a series of Royal scandals.

©2013 Michael Dobbs (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"This thriller will delight anybody who relishes political intrigue...a model of its kind and impeccably timed." (Daily Mail)

"With a friend like Michael Dobbs, who on earth needs enemies? His timing is again impeccable. A good romp, and gloriously cheeky. Dobbs’ books grab because of their authenticity - the man knows his stuff." (The Times)

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