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Six Degrees of Assassination

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,980 ratings)

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Summary

Follow Andrew Scott (BAFTA-winner, Sherlock, James Bond: Spectre) and Freema Agyeman (Sense8, Doctor Who) as they race against time to solve this multi-layered political thriller. 

On a sullen, cloudy July day, ten years since 7/7, the confident and optimistic British Prime Minister is visiting a charity in East London. It's just two months after the general election which saw John Campbell's government returned to power with a clear majority, the economy is on the mend and the coalition is fast becoming a bad memory. 

Suddenly, a man appears from the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest. 

So starts this thrilling, action-packed drama series which defies expectations at every turn. Can two of MI5's finest agents unpick a web of deceit and identify who is responsible, when organised crime syndicates, corrupt government officials and international interests conspire to keep the truth hidden? 

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I WAS HOOKED!

What made the experience of listening to Six Degrees of Assassination the most enjoyable?

It was a great plot, right from the beginning I was hooked. I downloaded this as an afterthought but it was extremely enjoyable. More like this please!

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the political intrigue and the fast moving plot.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

many actors in this one

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the ending was good, kept you guessing right up to the end

Any additional comments?

This is the first one of these I have listened too, hopefully Audible will be doing a lot more like it!

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Very strong narrative drive, would listen again

What made the experience of listening to Six Degrees of Assassination the most enjoyable?

The political premise was thought-provoking and topical and the narrative pacing was absolutely top-notch.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

There isn't a book, it's an full-cast audio drama - it's very hard to imagine the same level of action being conveyed by an audiobook.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Probably the domesticity of the relationship between the two leads, as well as one of the character's fear of being deported.

Any additional comments?

Worth listening to. The production has it's faults, but as an example of pacey TV style plotting for audio it's hard to beat. It certainly succeeds as a thriller and you don't anticipate the twist.

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  • 14-02-18

Predictable, but well made.

The story was, it has to be said, very predictable. All the characters were pretty 2d, the narrative is very linear and unsophisticated, and the script is quite hackneyed.

It is, however, very well performed, with some excellent voice actors and a great sound effects department.

I am glad I didn't pay for it though...

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Truly Awful. Totally Predictable.

Looking for something interesting, stimulating, something with subtext, possibly an intelligent take on modern political machinations or investigative techniques. Forget it, this labourious wallow in clichéd shite should not have been written let alone dramatised. The writer, if they could be called one, has clearly, almost, grown up watching CSI etc. and thinks that it is true to life and true story telling.

I downloaded this (granted, it was free) hoping for a realistic or, at least intelligent, take on the real motivations behind an assassination and a long attempt to apprehend whoever did it (e.g.. "Evil Has a Name") but this dross was wasn't even close. Every cliché written is in use with not a single line of original work anywhere in both the narrative and the dialogue; every single character is a one dimensional cartoon from the same cliché stable, from the lead male detective with family problems to the butch but so much better female detective to the nasty politicians right through to the bad guys ( Russians, Middle Eastern types, nationalists) and the gun-play! this is set in London, England and yet everyone has a gun and kills on a whim with not a jot of remorse.

The worst part is that it is so completely obvious who commissioned it and why inside the first five minutes, in fact as soon as they speak.

I listened to the whole thing (admittedly I had to put it on 1.3 times speed) in the hope that the first half was the set-up and the second half was going to stray into something more serious or realistic but alas, no such luck. Boring, predictable and tedious right through.

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Excellent!! Gripping drama

Great performances by the actors.
Gripping plot with unexpected twists and turns. Thoroughly enjoyed the compelling drama and binge listened to the episodes as I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.

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a great story , I was hooked from the beginning , I will return to this again

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surprisingly exciting

for an audible freebie this audiobook was surprisingly exciting. storyline a bit far fetched but well performed.

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Disappointing but great performance

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The people chosen to perform were mostly pretty good. I’ve a bit of a soft spot for the characters Andrew Scott plays so I may be a bit biased but overall I thought everyone was realistic and it was easy to place yourself within the story and ‘see’ what was happening.

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It felt like the story just ran round in circles a lot and finished up with a highly predictable ending. It felt quite disjointed at times too, almost as if the author couldn’t decide where the story was going. It was difficult to follow just how many culprits there were too and found myself rather confused by the end.

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Dear me

Clunky, clichéd, wasted some good actors. Nothing more to say to reach the word limit

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Absolutely fantastic

What a ride. So well acted, certainly not just narrated. Twists, turns, shocks and surprises. Not felt as impressed by a audio book in a long time!

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