To Play the King by Michael Dobbs, 9780007385171, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Newly elected Prime Minister Francis Urquhart takes on the new King, in the controversial No 1 bestselling second volume in the Francis Urquhart trilogy - now reissued in a new cover. Unable to add item to List. The battlefield ranges from architecture to the underprivileged; the battle is fought with rigged opinion polls, manipulated newspaper headlines, sexual scandal and economic brinkmanship as Urquhart sets out to destroy not only the King's family and friends but even the King himself. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. The Wine Club: A suspenseful tale of suburban crime: two wives in a rough patch bre... NORTH KOREA DECEPTION: AN INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SPY THRILLER. 4.0 out of 5 stars A great read but with a bit less punch than "House of Cards" As a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Party Chief of Staff, and now peer of the realm and Conservative member of the House of Lords, Baron Dobbs provides an insider look at the twists and turns of British politics. Please try again. Read reviews and buy To Play the King - (House of Cards) by Michael Dobbs (Paperback) at Target. With Urquart having taken a bit of a kicking here, I'd be interested to see how he gets on in the 3rd and last book- certainly the TV series is not accurate vid a vid the book. About the Books in This Bundle. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. 1. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. No doubt writing about a the Royal family is not straightforward and I feel the book struggled a bit with this side. To Play the King: MICHAEL DOBBS: 9780007385171: Books - Amazon.ca. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 8, 2018. Amazon Customer. But ghosts aren’t real…are they? The Machiavellian Prime Minister pitted against the Monarchy in a bitter fight to the death. The mind games are all the way through, with Landless having the last laugh. 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. Also, the character that played Sarah in the series (Sally in the book), who got close to Urquart, was not killed off, unlike the series. House of Cards (1989) To Play the King (Harper Collins, 1992) The Final Cut (Harper Collins, 1994) Tom Goodfellowe Novels. Rate it * You Rated it * 0. ", "an explosive end and full of intrigue, both political and personal. Report abuse. Goodfellowe MP (1997) The Buddha of Brewer Street (1997) Four stars for originality, wit, fun in the dark, crowds of great characters. Meer informatie I had two scenarios in mind, and one who correct. Please try your request again later. This book is as well written as its predecessor, but somewhat lacks its narrative drive, as Urquhart, having risen to the top, is now essentially looking for enemies to fight as he exercises power for its own sake. Complete with collapsing governments, soulless lawyers, and a TSA protecting its black-market Amazon, this modern day treasure hunt is satirical gold. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. ", "Superb trilogy of political ruthlessness", "great read and an uncanny look at British politics from an ex politician. 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. I enjoyed the second instalment of the House of Card trilogy but it was less gripping than the initial book and I felt like the character's motivations were not explored fully and at times conversations did not ring completely true (book 1 was more believable). To Play The King, Book 2 — Newly elected Prime Minister plots to take on the Monarchy to grab even more power ... 'Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. - Daily Express, "Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. House of Cards Trilogy: The Original UK Series Remastered [Blu-ray], One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War, House of Cards by Dobbs, Michael [29 July 2011], House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street, Never Surrender: A Novel of Winston Churchill. Buy To Play the King (House of Cards Trilogy) TV tie-in edition by Dobbs, Michael (ISBN: 9780007385171) from Amazon's Book Store. - Sunday Express, 'With a friend like Michael Dobbs, who needs enemies? To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Other books in the House of Cards series: House of Cards, Book 1 - The dark, twisting schemes of a politician determined to succeed To Play The King, Book 2 - Newly elected Prime Minister plots to take on the Monarchy to grab even more powerThe Final Cut, Book 3 - The perfect finale to this twisted trilogy, Urquhart refuses to close his career quietly, "Engrossing, brilliantly written, fast moving political drama. If you're a seller, Fulfillment by Amazon can help you grow your business. As a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher, Conservative Party Chief of Staff, and now peer of the realm and Conservative member of the House of Lords, Baron Dobbs provides an insider look at the twists and turns of British politics. Bought this after so enjoying the first in the series. Unlike the House of Cards novel, the ending of this one has not changed to match the TV version, and while the divergences are not quite as stark as in its predecessor's case, Urquhart is nevertheless significantly damaged here by the end of the story. That said, I've bought the final book all the same and plan on finding out how things play out for FU and Co. first book amazing, 2nd and 3rd not so much, Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2014. Highly recommended. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 To Play the King by Michael Dobbs (2014, Trade Paperback) House of Cards Ser. Account en lijsten Retourzendingen en bestellingen. That said, in the long run, it's covered fairly and certainly brings the book to an end that makes you want to read book 3. To Play the King (House of Cards) by Michael Dobbs. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace." As the stage is set for a showdown between Downing Street and the Palace, Urquhart threatens to expose Royal secrets. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Directed by Paul Seed, the serial was based on Michael Dobbs' 1993 novel of the same name and adapted for television by Andrew Davies. Their differences of opinion quickly degenerate into open hostility. Their differences of opinion quickly degenerate into open hostility. To Play the King (House o... Read the debut gripping thriller by LT Ryan. A masterpiece. This game is winner-takes-all, but who will walk away the victor? ", "Superb trilogy of political ruthlessness", "great read and an uncanny look at British politics from an ex politician. Hipster angels? Buy To Play the King by Dobbs, Michael online on Amazon.ae at best prices. House of Cards and To Play the King are the first Michael Dobbs books that I have read, but I am sure that I shall try some others once I have completed this trilogy. I watched and enjoyed the BBC TV series of this book years ago. ", "If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books. Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals New Releases Gift Ideas Books Electronics Customer Service Today's Deals New Releases Gift Ideas Books Electronics Customer Service The Pentagon Papers: The Secret History of the Vietnam War, The Assassin's Betrayal: CIA Assassin (Jason Drake Book 1). By comparison, the original is full of loose ends and incomplete portraits. Also disappointed in ending. Francis Urquhart is back and the newly elected Prime Minister continues his climb to power. He is Britain's leading political novelist and has been a senior adviser to Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher, John Major and David Cameron. This time he will take on the King himself, threatening to expose Royal secrets. Francis Urquhart is now Prime Minister and the plot of this novel concerns his constitutional struggle with a King with a social conscience (clearly based heavily on Prince Charles) appalled by the actions of the PM who governs in his name, but whom Urquhart regards as interfering with the right of the elected government to govern. See our price match guarantee. Probeer. Buy To Play the King (House of Cards Trilogy, Book 2) by Dobbs, Michael from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. A gripping series about a modern world war. Will you enjoy them more or less than the Netflix series? Not so tight or fast moving as one might have hoped for. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. To Play the King (Francis Urquhart #2) by Michael Dobbs Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Prime Cart. Reviewed in the United States on April 19, 2015. I felt slighted by that. - Mail on Sunday, "This blood and thunder tale, lifelike and thoroughly cynical, certainly carries the ring of authenticity....a great triumph." Crucial constitutional and political arguments are thus laid out, and the author as elsewhere lays out the full cynicism of political and media manipulation, albeit that it is painted in colours a little too simplistic, lacking the complexities of the relationships between politics, the media and the public that are always in reality present beneath the surface. There's a problem loading this menu right now. However in some cases we have multiple copies of one item for sale and the same image may be used. Continuing the dark tale of greed, corruption, and unquenchable ambition, To Play the King reveals that no matter the country, politics, intrigue and passion reign in the corridors of power. To Play the King (House of Cards Trilogy, Book 2) en meer dan één miljoen andere boeken zijn beschikbaar voor Amazon Kindle. 4. - Daily Express, "Michael Dobbs has an uncanny knack of forecasting the future. I hadn't read it before nor seen the UK TV adaptation but guessed the ending fairly early on. House of Cards (Book 2) Share your thoughts Complete your review. To Play the King: Dobbs, Michael, West, Samuel: Amazon.sg: Books. Last volume really drags with needless subplots. The two are sometimes confused. See how a store is chosen for you. ", "If you are a fan of the modern TV series than you should definitely pick up these books. Thanks Michael! By that point I had pretty much figured out how it would probably end. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Hello Select your address All Hello, Sign in. ISBN: 0-00-647164-1 Wherever possible we try to show the actual item in the photographs. If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. A paranormal comedy with action and snark? His power plays, however, are frustrated at every turn by a caring, idealistic new King. If you have seen the BBC version, you automatically read the prime Minister's speech in the stately voice of Ian Richardson. Well plotted as one would expect of M Dobbs and with good characters and a few false trails. AbeBooks.com: To Play the King (9780007385171) by Michael Dobbs and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. 4.0 out of 5 stars A great read but with a bit less punch than "House of Cards" To Play the King is a 1993 BBC television serial and the second part of the House of Cards trilogy. To Play the King - Ebook written by Michael Dobbs. The opening and closing theme music for the TV series is entitled "Francis Urquhart's March", by composer Jim Parker. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Skip to main content.sg. A great example of this paperback novel. Buy it and get hooked. To Play the King (House of Cards Trilogy, Book 2): Amazon.co.uk: Dobbs, Michael: 9780006471646: Books Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. A good romp, and gloriously cheeky. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace.' Find To Play the King by Dobbs, Michael at Biblio. Thousands of lives at stake. Early volumes crackle with intrigue through and including murder. With Francis having pushed the inquisitive journalist Mattie Storin off the Parliament building in the Series, I was expecting a similar outcome at the end of the first book, which was true to the Series. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. A fascinating read and a conclusion that would send a chill through Buckingham Palace." Free shipping for many products! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. This however, should not deter you from indulging in these sinfully delicious books. Try. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. "Francis Urquhart is a ruthless politician determined to cling to his new status as Prime Minister. has been added to your Cart. However, I felt like it was a little slow at points. His bestselling books include House of Cards, which was made into an award winning TV series in the UK and is currently being remade into a major US television series by Kevin Spacey and the director David Fincher. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 14, 2020. Read more. And disappointed there was no continuity between 2nd and 3rd book. Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2015. If., like me, you saw the British TV series first, the subtleties of the writing become very clear. Hallo, Inloggen. I enjoyed this trilogy. When Mara buys Blackwood House, she's warned about its supernatural activity. The #1 International Bestseller from the Executive Producer of the hit Netflix series House of Cards. An explosive political thriller, fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci and Robert Ludlum will enjoy this second tale of Urquhart's intrigues and schemes. I was extremely disappointed in the gap between Play the King and Final Cut. Francis Urquhart Novels. Still, without it we'd never have the BBC series, so deepest thanks to Michael Dobbs. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. This book is the second in a trilogy featuring a highly successful but murderous,ruthless, and vengeful Prime Minister. Read more on his website - www.michaeldobbs.com. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 22, 2017. 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