“Six Degrees Of Assassination” by M J Arlidge

six degress of assassination“Six Degrees Of Assination” is a radio play rather than an audiobook.  It has a full, very talented, cast and the story is told entirely with dialogue supported by sound effects and punctated with (slightly annoying) “thriller” music to remind you how excited you are.

I spent a fun six and half hours on a sunny day, losing myself in the events following the assassination of a British Prime Minister in London.

I was convinced by the portrayal of British politics at a time of crisis. These are the types of politicians I recognise and understand. A couple of the political speaches were so well done, I felt sure I’d heard them before.

The list of suspects, foreign and domestic, was long and colourful. The story moved quickly and had a surprisingly large body count but never fell into the realms of the completely unbelievable.

The acting was what kept me interested. Most of the dialogue was good, some was even quote funny but the occaisonal “I’m saying this to move the plot along” lines were skillfully smoothed over.

I didn’t guess who did it but I didn’t feel tricked when I found out who it was.

A fun way to spend some time with a drama playing out in your head.

 

 

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