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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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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...

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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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thoroughly enjoyed it

I really enjoyed this drama. I even recognised some voices so could actually see the characters in my head. More like this please Audible

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The world's most incoompetant Anti-Terrorists

We listened to this while travelling at Easter and, though it was well performed, it's a shockingly sorry tale of ineptitude and "Oh, That was fortunate...."

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Flawed but enjoyable

Where does Six Degrees of Assassination rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I like this form of audio drama. It can provide more than a single narrator can do.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All good and bad in places.

Any additional comments?

This is a well thought production; although the fading out of someones line occasionally seemed to make it appear rushed.
All the actors performed well with the material. Not deep and thought-provoking, but ideal to listen to during a commute. Definitely recommend - especially as it's included in membership.

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Very well made

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I really enjoyed the sound design on this show, it was really immersive, and it made it easy to picture the scenes.
The voice acting was brilliant, and the story solid.

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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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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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Excellent!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, its great. Its easy listening and has a great story line.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Six Degrees of Assassination?

The Twist at the end

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

I enjoyed all of the characters

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Spooks

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