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  • Summary

  • On a sullen, cloudy July day ten years since 7/7, the happy, 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 out of the crowd and shoots him three times in the chest.

    Step forward Alex Cartwright (Andrew Scott), MI5 Chief Counter Terrorism Officer who must find out the truth. But it's easier said than done, as he discovers that whoever ordered the assassination has covered their tracks very well indeed. Along with Ellen Townsend, his trusted second-in-command, Cartwright finds himself embroiled in a race against time which leads him into the murky heart of Westminster... and beyond.

    From the pen of renowned screenwriter and novelist M J Arlidge, featuring an established British cast and with an exclusively-composed musical score, Six Degrees of Assassination is truly a thriller not to be missed.

    ©2014 Audible, Ltd. (P)2014 Audible, Ltd.
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an unexpectedly fabulous listen!!!

this is a format based on the old radio drama (multi cast, sound effects, etc) and it's amazing! I highly recommend.

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That was fun.

Very well done. The cast did a wonderful job. Looking for more Audible like this.

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Please continue this series.

Just so damn good. I want more of this world lol. Dont just leave it

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requires suspension of disbelief

As long as you look past an international relations situation that would NEVER happen this is an excellent story performed extremely well by a great cast.

I very much enjoyed this audiobook and will look for other works by the author.

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Rush job

Poor performances makes me think the direction was rushed. Too many lines delivered like lines and phoned in sincerity. Bland, middle of the road mystery.

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great series

actors were great and the story was amazing. looking forward to downloading more of these.

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Great performance

Story was good, performance was better. You will enjoy. Lots to digest and story has lots of turns.

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great performance!

all of the actors were spot on. Quite the cliff hangers and twists and turns.

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A Resounding "Meh"

To be fair, I did not listen to this series in entirety. Boring and cliched.

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Just like the old radio shows with a modern flair.

Really enjoyed this fast paced political thriller. Its quite fun to hear the sound effects

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  • Abby
  • 2020-09-04

You had me at Andrew Scott

He's such an excellent actor, and now I know he is a wonderful voice actor as well. The man just totally commits. Check his portrayal of Moriarty in "Sherlock", along side Benedict Cumberbatch. 6 Degrees of Assassination is an above-average political thriller, well worth a listen.

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  • Monica R
  • 2020-09-01

Pretty good

I would’ve liked each story to roll into the other meaning watch one episode was complete it would automatically played the next episode. However there were two whole minutes of credits and music at the end that was not necessary… It made it like it was a television show and not a book.

Now to the story, the story read well, It had a nice flow and kept me intrigued. There are 10 episodes and each episode was about 28 minutes long. I listen to this series to and from work and completed it at home as I could not put it down. I really wanted to know what happened; it had a nice Plot twist. However I wish the characters were developed a bit more. Each individuals backstory seemed very shallow. Listening to this book was like taking a 28 minutes or a 45 minute break from my monotonous day to ride in the twisties (Motorcycle reference ) or immerse myself into something different, yet very enjoyable.

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  • Kelly Creason
  • 2020-09-06

Very good MI5 story

I love anything MI5 or MI6 related, but I chose this because of Andrew Scott. The story was winding enough to keep my interest, and I was surprised at the end. I listened while I cleaned my house! It made the work fly by!

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  • Laura Maguire
  • 2022-07-29

British Crime Show in my Ears

Easy listen, interesting enough, I always think I'm smart enough to figure out who the culprit is, but I guess not. It kept me guessing until the end. Also, Andrew Scott could read a car manual and I'd be in rapture.

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  • M.S.
  • 2022-06-15

Season 2 please!

I loved this show, I couldn't stop listening! Fantastic in all aspects. Please make the next one asap.

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  • 2022-01-31

Flipping Awesome!

What's not to like...this podcast had everything from brilliant actors, to suspense, drama, & action. I didn't know if I would like it, but I've never seen Andrew Scott portray a role, that I didn't like, so I took a chance. Beyond worth it. I'm definitely at a loss to say what a phenomenal production this actually was. I look forward to many more classy audible books such as this one. Top drawer. Well worth a credit or a listen, if you have an Audible membership.

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  • Peter
  • 2022-09-13

Can't do it - can't finish it, it's horrible.

characters are totally inconsistent and unbelievable. dialogue makes me want to nauseating. Bla Bla.

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  • MamaBear
  • 2021-11-21

Great performances!

Andrew Scott (Sherlock) Freema Agyeman (Dr. Who) Clare Grogan (Red Dwarf) - this cast is a Who’s Who of favorites from BBC productions. With a cast like this one, the plot is almost superfluous. Almost. ;-)

Luckily, this episodic thriller delivers both a superb cast, and a well paced thriller and mystery.

I suspected the final culprit, but I missed the motive. That’s all I’m going to say, because I’d hate to spoil it for anyone.

If you like espionage or political thrillers, this is a *must listen.*

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  • 2021-10-22

W-why is it out of order

What? How can that even happen…..random words to fill space screw your fifteen words

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  • Tiffany
  • 2021-10-10

A movie for your ears!!

Amazing acting, sound quality and story line!! This couldn’t be better- totally professional quality! I listened to the entire season back to back- couldn’t stop it was so entertaining! Great job!!!!