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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? 

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add Six Degrees of Assassination to your library, you'll get all 10 episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes. 

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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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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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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.

Any additional comments?

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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A slightly dull and predictable 24-Lite

If you've seen 24 or Spooks, there is nothing new for you here.

At first, I found the episodes interesting - not gripping, but busy enough to keep me listening to the next part. The filler sections with politicians being unsavory (no surprises there) grew boring fast. Eventually, I was listening just to finish the story so I'd never be tempted to return to it.

When the "surprise baddie" (avoiding naming or giving their gender) was finally hinted at, it was done quite heavy-handedly rather than subtly. This ruined the climax. I also found the motivation for the "baddie's" actions pretty unrealistic for the character.

Overall, a well-produced audio, and well-acted, but suffering from a mediocre"all-been-done-before-better" script. Also, 6 episodes would have been better and might have tightened the story.

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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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Brilliant!

Would you consider the audio edition of Six Degrees of Assassination to be better than the print version?

I've not read the print, but the audio version was so well executed I'd imagine its much better than the print version .

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Its a gripping listen! I literally binged the whole thing as most episodes left you on a cliff hanger. It was so well executed, brilliant!

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Brilliant

A well narrated story with exciting twists and turns right to the end. I would highly recommend. Thank you Audible for giving such a good listen to us for free.

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Riveting thriller!

Kept me trying to steal 30 minutes at work just to know what happened next.

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Almost perfect

This reminded me of 24. Brilliant show EXCEPT for Maddie’s voice over. Fake kids voices is beyond awful.

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Excellent.

Unputdownable. ‘Whodunnit’ at the end was a total surprise - listened to all 10 episodes in one go. The actors really made it, particularly Andrew Scott and Hermione Norris.