Summary

Against the odds, former steel worker Harry Perkins has led the Labour Party to a stunning victory. His manifesto includes the removal of American bases, public control of finance, and the dismantling of media empires.
The Establishment is appalled. Something must be done. As MI5 conspires with the City and the press barons to bring Perkins down, he finds himself caught up in a no-holds-barred battle for survival.
©1982 Chris Mullin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By jack beddoe on 14-12-16

A classic

Well read and a great story, I full recommend this book. Harry 4PM

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3 out of 5 stars
By Pitshanger W5 on 11-02-16

Annoying accents and delivery

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Alas i wouldnt

What did you like best about this story?

The premise and how history may be copying art in the form of Jeremy Corbyn

How could the performance have been better?

Less bombast - more calm delivery. Did we need accents and stereotyping?

Any additional comments?

I didnt finish listening

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5 out of 5 stars
By Emily on 29-12-14

A Very Interesting Tale of Politics and Betrayal

Harry Perkins is elected Prime Minister of the UK in an election that leaves the conservatives reeling. His platform is radical, left-wing, and from day one his enemies begin to rally against him. 'A Very British Coup' is a story about the rise of a government, and a look at what can happen in a democracy when you have the wrong, or should that be right, enemies.

Chris Mullin reads the story well, going from Perkin's thick Yorkshire accent to the polished Oxbridge accents of Perkin' conservative enemies, to the American accents of the US interests who involve themselves in the story. So effective is his narration that the gum chewing of the American President will grate on your nerves (or at least, it did mine ...)

This audiobook will appeal to those who love political thrillers like House of Cards, and was adapted into a highly acclaimed mini-series.

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