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Six Degrees of Assassination

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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Loved it

This was a great story! Fabulous storyline & storytelling! 10/10
I really enjoyed this series!

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l simply cannot recommend this PLAY

* could not listen as this PLAY had too much going on altogether
* no idea of the plot
* Audible Books is simply this for me BOOKS with a narrater - my preference is to hold a book to read but circumstances preclude this pleasure these days
* Pleased it was a feebly

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  • SM, Somerset
  • 24-02-2018

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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  • Richard Brooks
  • 15-02-2018

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.

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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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  • Mr
  • 14-02-2018

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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  • Susan
  • 15-07-2019

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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  • The Ghost in the Shadows
  • 05-08-2019

Poor man's rip off of the 24 TV series.

How has the creator of 24 not sued for plagiarism. This is a blatant rip off.

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  • Mr D. Sanderson
  • 24-07-2019

Dear me

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

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  • mitchell bell
  • 21-07-2019

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-07-2019

a+++

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-2019

AWESOME.... ENJOYED IT IMMENSELY

AWESOME.... ENJOYED IT IMMENSELY.
was the best one yet! even sat in car after my journey coz it was "a book, that's hard to put down mid chapter"

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  • Ad
  • 09-04-2019

surprisingly exciting

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful