The Passengers

The Passengers Eight self drive cars set on a collision course Who lives who dies You decide The new gripping page turning thriller from the bestselling author of THE ONE soon to be a major Netflix series W

  • Title: The Passengers
  • Author: John Marrs
  • ISBN: 1473558522
  • Page: 204
  • Format: ebook
  • Eight self drive cars set on a collision course Who lives, who dies You decide The new gripping page turning thriller from the bestselling author of THE ONE soon to be a major Netflix series When someone hacks into the systems of eight self drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course.The passengers are a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabl Eight self drive cars set on a collision course Who lives, who dies You decide The new gripping page turning thriller from the bestselling author of THE ONE soon to be a major Netflix series When someone hacks into the systems of eight self drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course.The passengers are a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife and parents of two who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem It s a real joy to read something totally original, smart and thought provoking Peter James Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for ebook, 400 pages Expected publication April 1st 2019 by Ebury Digital More Details ISBN 1473558522 ISBN13 9781473558526 Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Passengers, please sign up

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driverless cars have their operation systems hacked and are on a collision course The passengers are told this and we see their reactions and the reactions of the social media and television audiences.This book kept me on the edge of my seat with some great characters and lots of twist and turns.Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House UK for my e copy in exchange for an honest review flag 30 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 07, 2018 Mark rated it it was amazing Hi below is my review for The Passengers and next up a book by an author never read any previous books by so lets see The Passengers by John Marrs published 16th May please note date by Penguin Random House UK Ebury Publishing Del Rey Hi, well fans, old and new, of John Marrs know that a new book will be good but you are never quite sure what the book will hold as they are all so different of my favourite books and the book that started me reviewing The One is about to be tur Hi below is my review for The Passengers and next up a book by an author never read any previous books by so lets see The Passengers by John Marrs published 16th May please note date by Penguin Random House UK Ebury Publishing Del Rey Hi, well fans, old and new, of John Marrs know that a new book will be good but you are never quite sure what the book will hold as they are all so different of my favourite books and the book that started me reviewing The One is about to be turned into a 10 part Netflix series will be brill and it was good to see this book s story referenced a few times albeit briefly in relation to characters in this bookSo, this book.The world now has driverless cars, full on 100% driverless where the person needs do nothing except sit, its perfect and unhackable.until one day the system IS hacked.8 passengers are on their way to various locations when suddenly they are told their car has been taken oversocial media and a jury already sitting for another purpose related to driverless cars are to judge who livesd who doesn tIts fascinating stuff as the 8 are revealed and their lives and asked to speak about themselves and why they should be saved People decideBut do they know the truth behind the 8.d how will peoples choices change as secrets are unearthedThe book cleverly weaves you into the same web as the voters are being led and I was sorry and scared for them, then horrified by them, then once again back on their side, well some of themally this book changed my view on the 8 that many times and you never knew what was coming next, I felt I was part of the jury and got very involved in the plot, the characters and their outcomesThe book is so well written, enjoyable, scary, full on, exciting, terrifying, your emotions are all over the place The outcome and final part of the book takes unexpected turn after turn and the ending had me cheering A short quirky social media news poll soundbite starts each chapter which was different and a good addition Its easy to say unputdownable but this book is just thatLike The One The Passengers will stay with me and will you tooJust superb 10 10 5 Stars flag 22 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jan 08, 2019 Wendy rated it it was amazing In the not too distant future a new wave of autonomous vehicles has been approved by the government with the assurance they will minimise fatalities on our roads Perhaps a touch ironic considering eight Passengers have just been informed they are going to die after being held hostage by their own driverless cars.Is it a case of the computer says no or something way sinister One thing s for sure, this is a journey where no one is eager to say, are we nearly there yet With The Passe In the not too distant future a new wave of autonomous vehicles has been approved by the government with the assurance they will minimise fatalities on our roads Perhaps a touch ironic considering eight Passengers have just been informed they are going to die after being held hostage by their own driverless cars.Is it a case of the computer says no or something way sinister One thing s for sure, this is a journey where no one is eager to say, are we nearly there yet With The Passengers rerouted and their phone signals jammed, their terror is a macabre spectacle being streamed live, via an uncensored video feed The reality of just how insanely powerless and desperately alone they are increases with every page turn, especially after learning their fate will be decided by complete strangers How can anyone determine whose life is worth , or is worthless Well, things get ugly real quick and there are some mammoth shockers The Passengers will cause every reader s moral compass to lose all sense of direction until they arrive at their final destination.To some this whole scenario may sound fantastically far fetched, or perhaps it will feel a little too close for comfort Whatever your conclusion this author sows the seed of future nightmares, especially when the cause of our fear is unnervingly plausible Whip cracking retorts and a chillingly exhilarating ride made it immensely difficult for me to put this one down LOVED IT Huge thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this title via Netgalley, which it was my pleasure to voluntarily read and review flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 20, 2018 Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves favourites read in 2018, out in 2019 and read I thoroughly enjoyed this It s a huge amount of fun and a big pageturner Some of the ways in which chapters ended made me sit up with a bolt It could win prizes for its shocks and cliffhangers The premise is a little incredible but the entertainment value than made up for this 4.5 stars rounded up Review to follow closer to publication on For Winter Nights flag 4 likesLike see review Feb 02, 2019 Sarah rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves fiction, favorites Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow Sometimes a book comes along and literally blows your socks off and The Passengers is one of them My heart is still pounding just thinking about this brilliantly twisted novel.This is one author whose books just go from strength to strength Each one gets gripping and shocking What I love is how in a couple of his books now, he centres the story around something futuristic that really could happen It is seriously scary stuff.There are so many twists and turns in Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow Sometimes a book comes along and literally blows your socks off and The Passengers is one of them My heart is still pounding just thinking about this brilliantly twisted novel.This is one author whose books just go from strength to strength Each one gets gripping and shocking What I love is how in a couple of his books now, he centres the story around something futuristic that really could happen It is seriously scary stuff.There are so many twists and turns in this book that I didn t see coming A couple were definitely jaw dropping moments What does make for sombre reading though is how judgemental as a nation we are Its really hard to say too much about this story without giving spoilers away but it has definitely made me aware to get all the facts before jumping to a decision.The Passengers is just a brilliant story and concept I absolutely loved it It really is an edge of your seat read that will have you clinging on for dear life One particular part made my heart stop with the mounting tension It seriously messed with my mind and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it An absolute must read for 2019.My thanks to Tracy Fenton, NetGalley and Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing for an advanced readers copy of this book All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Luke.At.What.Im.Reading rated it it was amazing lukewhoreviews The Passengers by john.First and foremost thank you to net Penguin Random House and john for my arc.Well, well, well this was one hell of a ride The passengers is set in dystopian future, which to be honest we aren t that far from, government have brought in fully automated vehicles, where the driver has no control what so ever.We meet Libby the stories main character as she attends a jury service with a twist, they are judging if a fully automated car or a pedestr lukewhoreviews The Passengers by john.First and foremost thank you to net Penguin Random House and john for my arc.Well, well, well this was one hell of a ride The passengers is set in dystopian future, which to be honest we aren t that far from, government have brought in fully automated vehicles, where the driver has no control what so ever.We meet Libby the stories main character as she attends a jury service with a twist, they are judging if a fully automated car or a pedestrian is at fault with recent fatal accidentsWhilst Libby and the fellow Jurors are discussing recent cases, 8 random passengers enter their automated cars, unknown to the passengers that their car is hacked by an unknown hackerThe hacker informs Libby and her fellow jurors that, he has taken over full control of the supposedly un hackable vehicles, and once all the cars reach their destination they will collide in a head on collision killing them allHowever, the jurors have one chance to save one passenger.I m going to say it right here this is one of the most thrilling books I have read this year I loved the character build up with every page that turns, the twists and turns are none stop I couldn t keep up, I was racing through the pages like I was on speed.Usually with Thrillers I have a good eye and can see the ending before the end Oh Boy With this one I couldn t see any ending, and the ending absolutely fantastic.I superb novel with a very realistic feeling for what s to come in the not so near future OUT 30th May 20195 burning bright stars from me flag 4 likesLike see review Feb 02, 2019 Liz Barnsley rated it it was amazing Brilliant I shall be reviewing on the official tour later this year flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 05, 2019 michelle Simons rated it it was amazing review of another edition What a totally epic start to my 2019 book reading An absolute corker of a book, totally unputdownable I have certainly been put off driverless cars forever Love the TBC mention at the end of the book I so enjoy that group flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Leonie Byrne rated it really liked it Shelves crime and thriller Thank you to Netgalley, penguin random house and John Marrs for my arc of The Passengers Well what a ride that was Sorry I couldn t resist I ve loved every John Marrs thriller I ve read and this one was no different John takes something new, a dating site, the Samaritans and in this case driverless vehicles And puts a dangerous twist on it.Part one sees 8 passengers get into their driverless vehicles only to have their car taken over by a hacker who informs them that once they reach their Thank you to Netgalley, penguin random house and John Marrs for my arc of The Passengers Well what a ride that was Sorry I couldn t resist I ve loved every John Marrs thriller I ve read and this one was no different John takes something new, a dating site, the Samaritans and in this case driverless vehicles And puts a dangerous twist on it Part one sees 8 passengers get into their driverless vehicles only to have their car taken over by a hacker who informs them that once they reach their destination they will die Part two meanwhile introduces us to the character of Libby She s the token member of public on the jury assessing whether fatal accidents should be blamed on the car s AI or an actual person The novel is fast paced and interesting and comes with a lot of unexpected twists and turns that hold your interest and make it unputdownable The characters have many layers and to be honest are for the most part quite unlikeable However, the big thing about John Marrs writing is that he makes you question yourself, make moral decisions and question technological advancement Taking the worst possible scenario of what could happen with in this case driverless vehicles and making that fear real life It makes for a thrilling read which heightens tour anticipation page by page flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 22, 2018 Maddy Cordell rated it it was amazing review of another edition Well Mr Marrs, you have made me late several times, and I have spent the whole afternoon reading as you have made this book impossible to put down I have loved all your books, and this is up there with the best of them So this is set in the future, when most cars are driverless not just with some driverless capability, but no steering wheel, no breaks, nothing Who hasn t wondered what would happen in this scenario if things went wrong A jury of people have been set up to rule over car crashe Well Mr Marrs, you have made me late several times, and I have spent the whole afternoon reading as you have made this book impossible to put down I have loved all your books, and this is up there with the best of them So this is set in the future, when most cars are driverless not just with some driverless capability, but no steering wheel, no breaks, nothing Who hasn t wondered what would happen in this scenario if things went wrong A jury of people have been set up to rule over car crashes that happen with these driverless cars Whilst they are inherently safe than manual cars, on rare occasions things happen that prevent everyone in the crash coming out unscathed A panel is set up regularly to oversee these incidents, and a member of the public is co opted to the panel, which is how Libby finds herself in a room of people who are obviously not happy to see her or hear her views on driverless cars.Meanwhile 8 driverless cars are highjacked, and the Hacker takes control of the vehicles, the jury, the media, and inevitably the interest of the public Each car contains someone with a story, and all are not what they seem The Hacker promises that one person will survive, but only one, and the jurors and public have to vote on which one Will it be the pregnant lady, the scorned wife and mother of 2, the battered wife running from her abusive husband and mother of 6, the aging actress and former national treasure with her little dog Or one of the others Things are not always what they seem and the Hacker makes sure that the nation and the jury find out things about the 8 that they would rather not reveal.Each chapter leads you swiftly into the next The writing is pure magic as with all John Marrs books The homage to The One delighted me as it s one of my favourite books ever.The Passengers is another John Marrs triumph that you won t want to put down, and will leave your mind racing with this highly original and extremely topical story flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 06, 2019 MetLineReader rated it it was amazing Shelves arcs, 2019 Wow, what an interesting book that brings together intrigue, mind games and a brilliant set of characters John Marrs has a very twisted imagination and it s not too many steps from today to the scenario of driverless carsAn absorbing, engaging read that grabs you by the seat of your pants and races off It doesn t let go and you keep promising just one chapter and before you know it, you re still awake long past your bedtime Lots of twists, turns, cliffhangers and shocks 5 Another br Wow, what an interesting book that brings together intrigue, mind games and a brilliant set of characters John Marrs has a very twisted imagination and it s not too many steps from today to the scenario of driverless carsAn absorbing, engaging read that grabs you by the seat of your pants and races off It doesn t let go and you keep promising just one chapter and before you know it, you re still awake long past your bedtime Lots of twists, turns, cliffhangers and shocks 5 Another brilliant book from this very talented author flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Lianne rated it it was amazing review of another edition Firstly I d like to thank Ebury Publishing for the ARC of this novel Also thanks to NetGalley for facilitating And a huuuuuuge thank you to John Marrs, who provided me with a real edge of the seat page turner John, you are a genius So, as usual there will be no spoilers in this review trust me you wouldn t want them anyway, this book will thrill you all the if you go in blind Having read John Marrs previous book, The One, I was expecting a lot from this book and my god did it de Firstly I d like to thank Ebury Publishing for the ARC of this novel Also thanks to NetGalley for facilitating And a huuuuuuge thank you to John Marrs, who provided me with a real edge of the seat page turner John, you are a genius So, as usual there will be no spoilers in this review trust me you wouldn t want them anyway, this book will thrill you all the if you go in blind Having read John Marrs previous book, The One, I was expecting a lot from this book and my god did it deliver I loved the little references to The One littered throughout the pages as it added to the understanding of the world that I as the reader had found myself in I have to admit that from the synopsis I was thinking it would be an OK book automobile themed books don t really get me excited but I gave it the benefit of the doubt because I knew John Marrs had written one of my favourite books of last year and I thought the concept may be quite interesting This book was far than OK it kept me hooked, it made me think, it was startlingly similar to real life and easy to see how we may well end up exactly there in the coming years I loved the little news briefs and polls at the start of each chapter especially the one that was written in the exact style of one of the trashiest newspapers I know Lol I am a consumer of books and have usually just read the final page whilst picking up the next, and there are very few that I will talk to my husband about he s not a reader at all But this one I was talking to him about in depth because I needed to get my thoughts out He was quite surprised because he said I never tell him what I m reading but he also enjoyed our debates and conversations around how much of this could ACTUALLY happen in real life I am thrilled to hear that The One has been picked up for a TV series and think it would be an absolute travesty if this weren t season 2 John Marrs has created a world that would in my opinion completely eclipse Black Mirror because it s so believable as our future and not a very distant one either I cannot praise this book enough There aren t enough words to describe how brilliant and intelligent this book is It HAS to be the one to beat in 2019 It just has to be And I will eagerly await Johns next book, and the TV series with hopefully multiple seasons flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 24, 2018 CwtchUpBooks rated it it was amazing Absolutely brilliant Marrs is so talented at creating these future worlds that are completely plausible and therefore utterly terrifying Loved the references to The One, a nice little nod for fans Another hit flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 28, 2018 Emma Shaw rated it really liked it Thank you to Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing, NetGalley and John Marrs for the chance to read and review this book,With any John Marrs book you know you re about to read something not only great, but different One of the things I love about this author is no two books are the same This latest novel was no different in that regard I was excited by the premise of the book and I ve always thought the idea of a driverless vehicle was cool and something that would be handy, especially as Thank you to Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing, NetGalley and John Marrs for the chance to read and review this book,With any John Marrs book you know you re about to read something not only great, but different One of the things I love about this author is no two books are the same This latest novel was no different in that regard I was excited by the premise of the book and I ve always thought the idea of a driverless vehicle was cool and something that would be handy, especially as I ve never learned to drive After reading this book I m no longer so sure.The book is set in the not too distant future where driverless cars, the kind where all you do is speak commands, sit back and relax, are not only possible, but just a few years away from being mandatory As always there are some who don t like the idea of self drive cars, but most people are embracing this new technology, a technology they ve been assured is completely safe and impossible to hack But all that is believed to be true about driverless cars is about to come crashing down Eight vehicles on their way to various destinations are taken oven by a mysterious Hacker who tells them that he has rerouted their destinations, and in two hours and thirty minutes it is highly likely they ll be dead The Hacker transmits the live feeds from the vehicles on social media and the news channels soon pick up the terrifying story In a secret location five people are meeting to view footage of deaths by driverless vehicles and decide whether or not they were lawful The Vehicle Inquest Jury, as it s known, meets for one week each month and is made up of four Government appointed officials and one randomly selected member of the public, the latter of which changes each time This week Libby Dixon, an opponent of driverless cars, is reluctantly the fifth juror She is in the room when proceedings are suddenly suspended after the foreman, Jack Larsson, receives a call telling him about the news footage of the hijacked vehicles The Hijacker s voice is suddenly heard in the room He has rules that they and the passengers must follow or there will be consequences.The Hijacker tells the jury that he chose six of the passengers and the other two were in the wrong place at the wrong time when they happened to get in one of the two taxis he hijacked We get to know the eight passengers and some details of their lives the chosen six were introduced in the first part of the book and The Hacker tells us about the random passengers in part two The jury is then informed that they, along with an eager public via social media, are to chose the first to die and then which single passenger should be saved using the information they ve been given and interviews with the passengers themselves But do they really know the truth about the eight people hoping to be saved And how should they and the public decide which life is most worthy of being spared This fast paced book had me gripped from the start From the moment the first passenger was told they might be dead in just hours I was on tenterhooks and couldn t put the book down I liked that it opened with chapters about the passengers, detailing their own unique stories It gave us a connection to them as human beings so that when their lives were in danger we felt the terror along with them and were fraught with the same dilemma as the jurors in wondering who should be the one to live From the moment the live transmissions started we were in the same position as the jurors so we agonised alongside them as they tried to make the right decisions and came to terms with the fact they were powerless to save all eight people Behind the drama, tension and mystery of this novel lays a deeper social commentary on many issues how lives and news events are played out online, that people say things on social media that they d never say in real life from behind the safety of a keyboard, mob mentality both on the streets and online, our readiness to judge others on surface information that can often give a false image of someone or something, how much we are monitored in today s society and the potential consequences of that, and the us versus them mentality that many have towards asylum seekers and immigrants.John Marrs is one of my favourite authors and this book has again shown just how talented he is No matter the topic he will enthrall you I loved that this book had references to The One, which was the first of his books I read and one of my all time favourites This novel had all you want in a thriller it was exciting, full of suspense, intriguing and you didn t know what was coming next right to the end I would recommend this book to anyone, especially if you love thrillers Just make sure you ve got a clear space in your schedule as you won t want to put it down.Out April 1st on KindleOut May 30th in Paperback flag Like see review Dec 18, 2018 Kath rated it it was amazing This book is not due for publication for a wee while and my usual rule is to wait til nearer that date to read review but my interest in the story was piqued so much that I really couldn t wait But, it was not without trepidation as I started it as my journey with this author has been a bit hit and miss But it appeared on face value to be like The One, which I absolutely loved rather than some of his other books which fell a bit short for me personally Happily, and obviously from my star This book is not due for publication for a wee while and my usual rule is to wait til nearer that date to read review but my interest in the story was piqued so much that I really couldn t wait But, it was not without trepidation as I started it as my journey with this author has been a bit hit and miss But it appeared on face value to be like The One, which I absolutely loved rather than some of his other books which fell a bit short for me personally Happily, and obviously from my star rating, I was right and I devoured this book in only a couple of sittings as it gripped me so much, right from the off in fact With technology moving at a rate of knots, sometimes scarily so, and with things being automated and, as such, open to abuse, the events depicted within this book could indeed happen Although, having said that, I am not wholly convinced that manual overrides would disappear completely and total control given over to AI and the programmers behind them but then again, I won t even let an AI turn a light on for me I m a bit of a Luddite in that respect But, I was willing to accept that this has happened and sat back and just enjoyed the ride that followed As already mentioned, cars are now fully automated and, apart from programming the destination, require absolutely no further interaction from their passenger They are free to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, or work, or watch a film, or pretty much anything else it is possible to do in a confined space as the car safely takes them to their desired destination I say safely, that s a bit of a bone of contention, so much so that there is actually a panel who sits and passes judgement whenever there is an accident Analysing what happened and determining whether the car took appropriate action It is during the sitting of one of these panels that word comes in that 8 such fully automated cars have been hacked and are on a fatal collision course The hacker then turns the tables again and instigates a public vote to determine who to save But there are rules Can the powers that be intervene in time to save the passengers before time runs out Oh my days, this was a wild ride indeed And such an original idea which, believe me, is so refreshing these days But as well as that, it was the characters that really were the icing on an already delicious cake Especially the 8 passengers who all have to plead their case for survival and then, once time ran out, up popped the Hacker to add a little bit information that they may have omitted which, shall we just say, added a little something into the mix There is so much that I could say about the wonderful story that the author has created in this book but, having tried and deleted, I am reluctant to add much for fear of spoilers and there is so much to discover along the way in this book that it s better to go in blind Believe me, the thrills keep coming and you will have your heart in your mouth many times along the way My thanks go to the Publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book flag Like see review Jan 21, 2019 Claire Allan rated it it was amazing John Marrs has a very dangerous mind that much was evident after reading the pre cursor to this novel The One which has subsequently been optioned by Netflix.He has an uncanny ability to take scenarios which are only all too possible and run with them in very twisted and thrilling directions.While The One was centred on the possibility of a dating site matching lovers based on DNA, The Passengers looks at world in the not too distant future where cars operate on an autonomous basis, leavin John Marrs has a very dangerous mind that much was evident after reading the pre cursor to this novel The One which has subsequently been optioned by Netflix.He has an uncanny ability to take scenarios which are only all too possible and run with them in very twisted and thrilling directions.While The One was centred on the possibility of a dating site matching lovers based on DNA, The Passengers looks at world in the not too distant future where cars operate on an autonomous basis, leaving the the passengers as simply that.There s an appeal to that imagine climbing into your car each morning, telling it Alexa style to drive you to work and you sit back, watch you favourite TV shows, catch up on work, eat your breakfast or whatever until you are dropped off at the office and your car scurries on home waiting for your return journey.The the world of hi tech autonomous cars the passenger need do nothing The car will use all technology it has to hand to handle road conditions, unexpected hazards and park itself Anyone of us cursing on the school run or trying to find a parking spot in any city centre would love it, right But it only works if the software is unhackable and there in lies the twist.In this book eight cars, containing eight very different people from different walks of life, are taken over by an unknown Hacker , who informs each of the unlikely passengers than in 2.5 hours they will be deadThe cars are set on a collision course, and it s up to a jury and the general public to decide who lives or dies This is the Hunger Games meets Speed meets Big Brother.Marrs has created a stark look at how we are influenced by social media, fake news , sound bites and how quickly mob mentality can set in on social media platforms As the Passengers are driven towards their death, the event becomes one of the biggest reality TV events in history Terror becomes a form of entertainment in this world where the lines are consistently blurred.This is an edge of your seat read It does not waste any time in putting you in the thick of the action and making you ask yourself if you could save one Passenger, who would be it be and why This book is not a direct follow up to The One but it does reference the dating agency and the DNA testing from that book which gives it that extra something I ve no doubt Netflix will snap this one up.And I ll be honest, I ve never been so glad to own a five year old Nissan that doesn t come with bells and whistles I ll stick to traditional driving, thank you.An absolute corker of a read, I recommend it wholeheartedly flag Like see review Dec 14, 2018 Susie Wang rated it it was amazing Shelves contemporary, sci fi, standalone, thriller Wow John Marrs has done it again I would believe him if he were to out himself as the devil He writes like it.I think this one surpassed The One As I said in my review for The One, I guessed a lot plot points in that one But The Passengers took every one of my guess and twisted it around a few times It was twists and turns all around Just when you think you ve got it, he reveals another surprise for you.And the characters They were not one dimensional at all They all have secrets and fl Wow John Marrs has done it again I would believe him if he were to out himself as the devil He writes like it.I think this one surpassed The One As I said in my review for The One, I guessed a lot plot points in that one But The Passengers took every one of my guess and twisted it around a few times It was twists and turns all around Just when you think you ve got it, he reveals another surprise for you.And the characters They were not one dimensional at all They all have secrets and flaws, but several of them were so well rounded For a books with multiple main characters, the characters in this book are complex and real than a lot one true main characters from other books And than one of the storylines made me cry.Oh, also, this one is set in the same universe as The One The DNA match is mentioned several times in the book and plays an important role in some of the story lines Perfectly placed references Also, on the note of The One being made into a Netflix show, I think The Passengers would be a fantastic TV show, maybe even so than The One The backstories of all the Passengers weaving in and out throughout the main storyline has a quality that would project so well as episodes of a limited series.All in all, you won t be disappointed if you re a fan of The One or the show Black Mirror Since the Black Mirror short story collection was canceled, Mr John Marrs books are the closest thing we ll ever get to a Black Mirror novel On a side note, this reminds me so much of Nine Perfect Strangers, when Marsha asks the guests to play the Death Row game That plot also happens in this book, but it s actually real life and death situation, so the stakes are higher.I really hope The One do well as a Netflix show, just so we could at this as sequel I m getting excited just imagining it flag Like see review Jan 11, 2019 Andy Dutton rated it really liked it First of all, it was an utter privilege to be sent a pre release copy of this book after some Twitter interactions with John He is clearly a man who values his fans and their feedback, and I am also incredibly thankful to him for some of the encouragements he s sent me in my own writing quest This book is great It lives in the same universe as The One which is Marrs strongest book, in my opinion , but is not a sequel to it although it does feel like necessary pre reading Marrs has a bri First of all, it was an utter privilege to be sent a pre release copy of this book after some Twitter interactions with John He is clearly a man who values his fans and their feedback, and I am also incredibly thankful to him for some of the encouragements he s sent me in my own writing quest This book is great It lives in the same universe as The One which is Marrs strongest book, in my opinion , but is not a sequel to it although it does feel like necessary pre reading Marrs has a brilliant flow and style that keeps you turning pages, which has been consistent throughout his books Marrs also writes dystopian very effectively and believably There was no teleportation in this book, but there were some cool gadgets of future years to come, and that showed a lot of ingenuity and creativity.This book is fun and tense It s gritty and scary, but also holds a lot of moral weight and challenges social constructs of prejudice and culture, while also examining our scary need to validate our opinions on social media with not so much care for the human lives impacted by our brash judgements As a social exposition, Marrs hits many nails on the head The book ties up nicely, with some great twists and a very satisfying ending, although there were some fairly open ended elements to the story, and many questions unanswered but perhaps the fun of literature is that sometimes we have to connect the dots ourselves All in all, this is a deeply enjoyable read, and those who are invested in John Marrs canon of works will not be disappointed with this latest addition, which maintains the high level of quality and emotional response that all his works carry flag Like see review Dec 22, 2018 Mrs rated it it was amazing The Passengers is a superb story that flows effortlessly and has a cast of characters you become totally involved with.Britain is now full of driverless cars, completely controlled by computers, road accidents are rare but there have been occasions where pedestrians have been killed by these cars.Inquests are held to ascertain who is at fault for the fatalities caused, these inquest are held in great secrecy led by a government minister, with members of the public chosen for jury service.Libby The Passengers is a superb story that flows effortlessly and has a cast of characters you become totally involved with.Britain is now full of driverless cars, completely controlled by computers, road accidents are rare but there have been occasions where pedestrians have been killed by these cars.Inquests are held to ascertain who is at fault for the fatalities caused, these inquest are held in great secrecy led by a government minister, with members of the public chosen for jury service.Libby has been chosen as a juror and is attending only because she has to, having witnessed one of these cars colliding with 3 pedestrians and killing them she is totally against them.As they deliberate, someone who calls himself the Hacker takes over the proceedings through the computer systems in the room He tells the panel that the computer systems of 8 cars have been hacked and he has sent each car on a collision course that will kill passenger He will save one but it is up to them to decide who should be saved.From here on in we learn about the lives of each passenger, each have their own story and all are fascinating As the clock counts down the tension mounts, shocking and heart stopping moments start cranking up the action.A brilliant thought provoking story, lots of shocks, but above all a thoroughly entertaining read Well done Mr Marrs you ve written another corker of a story.My thanks to net galley and publisher for the opportunity to review this book honestly flag Like see review Jan 10, 2019 Nicholas Masters rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves science fiction, dystopia, thriller John Marrs The Passengers is definitely an engaging action packed read Although the book is set in the near future, there is arguably no science fiction per se I don t think there are many people out there that don t believe that fully autonomous vehicles are the way of the future It s a question of when rather than if Of course the surrounding technology and how it is used could definitely be considered dystopian in nature Regardless, as entertaining as the book is, it does ask us John Marrs The Passengers is definitely an engaging action packed read Although the book is set in the near future, there is arguably no science fiction per se I don t think there are many people out there that don t believe that fully autonomous vehicles are the way of the future It s a question of when rather than if Of course the surrounding technology and how it is used could definitely be considered dystopian in nature Regardless, as entertaining as the book is, it does ask us very pertinent questions about the ethical use of data and the deployment of predefined decision matrices Tough subjects indeed.As for the plot, to be honest I thought that it was heading in a bit of an obvious and clear direction, lending to itself some tedium, but boy was I pleasantly surprised as the book progressed The intricacies of the plot and the revelations dished out as I made my way to the conclusion were superb.I also felt early on that the characters seemed a little superficial, almost fact driven But I suppose this may be expected when you start off with a large cast whose natures are inherently deceptive due to the plot requirements Still, I would have liked to have felt invested in the protagonists.All in all a fun and engrossing read.Thank you NetGalley and Penguin Random House UK for a review copy flag Like see review Jan 08, 2019 Katie Ann Bennett rated it it was amazing Wow what a book this has to be one of those books you must read this year I have not read any books by John Marrs , but already Downloaded The One and shall be reading this very soon and even found him referencing his first book in The Passengers which is pretty cool I also would love this book to be a netflix series So the world now has cars that drive itself were passengers need to do nothing but pop there destination into a computer and off they go The system is meant to be perfect sa Wow what a book this has to be one of those books you must read this year I have not read any books by John Marrs , but already Downloaded The One and shall be reading this very soon and even found him referencing his first book in The Passengers which is pretty cool I also would love this book to be a netflix series So the world now has cars that drive itself were passengers need to do nothing but pop there destination into a computer and off they go The system is meant to be perfect safe reliable and UN hackable until one day the system is Hacked and 8 passengers are chosen Once you progress into the story you find that these few have be chosen for various reason and now the world needs to pick who lives and who dies The twists and turns are just amazing and so cleverly worked out with a explosive end to finish this is one of those books where you think what book will i read next to top that With every page I just loved the book and could not put this down i have spoken to many about how they must read this book Its one of those books that will stay with me for a long time and if i could give this book than five stars i would in a heart beat flag Like see review Jan 14, 2019 Brooke Powley rated it it was amazing Holy Moly he s done it again What i love about the work of Marrs is when you think he can t produce another sensational book he does So, in The Passengers we are introduced to a society in which driverless cars are the future There are various stages of driverless cars but the book mainly focuses on a level 5 driverless car which will transport you to wherever you need to go The government insists they are the safest way of transport has pushed for everyone to have a level five car.Somewhat Holy Moly he s done it again What i love about the work of Marrs is when you think he can t produce another sensational book he does So, in The Passengers we are introduced to a society in which driverless cars are the future There are various stages of driverless cars but the book mainly focuses on a level 5 driverless car which will transport you to wherever you need to go The government insists they are the safest way of transport has pushed for everyone to have a level five car.Somewhat ironically, the story begins when eight passengers are informed that their car has been hijacked and they are going to die within the next two hours when they reach their destination We are then introduced to Libby, who is a member of the public who has been selected for driverless car jury service The jury has to maintain whether it was the driverless car, or another factor which caused a fatal accident The story weaves in and out of the jury, with whom the hacker is communicating and the passengers With ups and downs than the big dipper I had no idea where this book was going and how it would conclude Fast paced, furious, and Marrs has one hell of an imagination This book is going to top the bestseller charts for certain flag Like see review Jan 29, 2019 Laura Turner rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley, ebooks read All my reviews can be found on my blog man this is blinking marvellous edge of your seat literature John Marrs has struck again with his weirdly warped mind you ve got to love him In The Passengers, there is one message, and one message only TECHNOLOGY IS FREAKING DANEROUS Set on a collision course, eight driverless cars have their systems hacked and their fates are left in the hands of the public who have to vote via social media Scary h All my reviews can be found on my blog man this is blinking marvellous edge of your seat literature John Marrs has struck again with his weirdly warped mind you ve got to love him In The Passengers, there is one message, and one message only TECHNOLOGY IS FREAKING DANEROUS Set on a collision course, eight driverless cars have their systems hacked and their fates are left in the hands of the public who have to vote via social media Scary huh I mean, how on earth can someone determine who lives or dies, and whose life is worthy Well believe me, people can and they do once some damn good shockers are revealed from the eight participants I absolutely loved this book To some it may be far fetched, but to others like me, it might just start bells ringing on the future of autonomous vehicles It is quite freaky I was hooked I was reading it at breakfast, squeezing time in at lunch and then back on it at night before bed so consuming and addictive John Marrs you are wonderful and clever and I love you sooooooo much because your stories are just flipping brilliant and fantastic and make me chew my nails off whilst reading them flag Like see review Jan 04, 2019 Jackie King rated it it was amazing Oh wow, first chapter ends and my heart is in my mouth, oh dare I keep reading, scary and hits me hard in the gut, deep breath and I try another chapter Possibly a mistake to read this just before going to bed and sleep I m loving this book so much I actually read the first two chapters out loud to my friend and then stopped saying she really must read this book Loved the spin on the story, topical with ai currently This storyline and characters take you on a journey with many twists and Oh wow, first chapter ends and my heart is in my mouth, oh dare I keep reading, scary and hits me hard in the gut, deep breath and I try another chapter Possibly a mistake to read this just before going to bed and sleep I m loving this book so much I actually read the first two chapters out loud to my friend and then stopped saying she really must read this book Loved the spin on the story, topical with ai currently This storyline and characters take you on a journey with many twists and turns, you often think nooo they can t won t do that but they do Kept me guessing with a great final last twist I didn t want this book to end as it was so good, in fact I refused to carry on reading as I knew I was close to end However the final few chapters were amazing, loved this book, written so well and my type of book, well done and please write me some books John Marrs, true 5 star flag Like see review Dec 10, 2018 Wendy rated it it was amazing The Passengers by John Marrs is possibly even better than The One and Her Last Move With each novel they just get better and better The premise was interesting with a speculative view of the future, similar to The One This similarity and novel links I loved and the snippets that lovers of Marrs previous novels will pick up on I was enveloped into a world of cyberespionage and government dealings The anticipation of what will happen when futuristic cars drive for us put me on edge Infiltra The Passengers by John Marrs is possibly even better than The One and Her Last Move With each novel they just get better and better The premise was interesting with a speculative view of the future, similar to The One This similarity and novel links I loved and the snippets that lovers of Marrs previous novels will pick up on I was enveloped into a world of cyberespionage and government dealings The anticipation of what will happen when futuristic cars drive for us put me on edge Infiltrations of deceit and a takeover of the British roads The plot progressed rapidly, the storyline had me sat on the edge my seat awaiting the next part of characters background and the hope of a happy ending for main character Libby I really don t want to say much for fear of spoiling it so will leave it here but will say, if you thought The One blew your expectations, wait until you read The Passengers flag 2 likesLike see review Feb 02, 2019 Fiona Wilson rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 reads, favorites, netgalley Having enjoyed the authors previous books I couldn t wait to get stuck into this one To say I was blown away by it is an understatement The way the author introduces the characters to the reader is so well done Then he brings out their stories gradually, allowing us to see that first impressions aren t always true He then turned that around when he revealed the full stories of those involved nearer the end The twist at the end was very well done too.I loved that this book brought in referen Having enjoyed the authors previous books I couldn t wait to get stuck into this one To say I was blown away by it is an understatement The way the author introduces the characters to the reader is so well done Then he brings out their stories gradually, allowing us to see that first impressions aren t always true He then turned that around when he revealed the full stories of those involved nearer the end The twist at the end was very well done too.I loved that this book brought in references to his book The One, which was my previous favourite by the author The Passengers has now taken that spot, however, and I highly recommend it.Huge thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a copy flag Like see review Jan 15, 2019 Amanda Sayer rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 books read, netgalley When someone hacks into the systems of eight self drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course The passengers are a tv star, a pregnant woman, a disabled war hers, an abused wife who is fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man.The public have to judge who should survive but are all the passengers all that they first seem A brilliant thriller, with lots of twists and turns The story gets you int When someone hacks into the systems of eight self drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course The passengers are a tv star, a pregnant woman, a disabled war hers, an abused wife who is fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man.The public have to judge who should survive but are all the passengers all that they first seem A brilliant thriller, with lots of twists and turns The story gets you into the book by feeling sorry for the passengers and then being against them I felt I had a connection with the characters and was involved in their outcomes too Many thanks to Netgalley for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review flag Like see review Dec 21, 2018 Andover Library rated it it was amazing review of another edition This is the first book by John Marrs that I ve read I m happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and will looking up his back catalogue asap The Passengers was one of those books with that magic indefinable something that kept me picking it up in any spare moment I had Libby was a strong and interesting character and the slow reveal of hers and the others back stories was well done There were a couple of bits that felt a little bit not as well researched as others, mainly with Claire but This is the first book by John Marrs that I ve read I m happy to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and will looking up his back catalogue asap The Passengers was one of those books with that magic indefinable something that kept me picking it up in any spare moment I had Libby was a strong and interesting character and the slow reveal of hers and the others back stories was well done There were a couple of bits that felt a little bit not as well researched as others, mainly with Claire but the suspense and intrigue of this book kept going right until the end and I found it a hugely enjoyable read.With thanks to Netgalley and Penguin Random House Ebury Publishing for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Dec 12, 2018 Nic rated it really liked it 4 starsI will start my review as I always do with John Marr s books, by saying I have read all his books and a couple of them are in my list of favourite books ever So I was very very excited to read this next one and I wasn t disappointed This was a different style of book, set way in the future in a world of technology and driverless cars The premise is what happens and why, when a hacker takes control over a number of these cars and their passengers.It has all the characteristics of a gre 4 starsI will start my review as I always do with John Marr s books, by saying I have read all his books and a couple of them are in my list of favourite books ever So I was very very excited to read this next one and I wasn t disappointed This was a different style of book, set way in the future in a world of technology and driverless cars The premise is what happens and why, when a hacker takes control over a number of these cars and their passengers.It has all the characteristics of a great John Marrs book well written characters, dark story lines, twists and a few shock moments This man is not afraid to write the unthinkable Recommended flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 02, 2019 Louise rated it liked it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 3.75 starsThis starts off in a very plausible way Isn t it only a matter of time before our roads are taken over by self driving cars the fact it s a possibility makes it scary.Then someone hacks your system and soon we have 8 cars,with their passengers on a collision course.It was fast paced,with some real cliff hanger moments,which were not always what they seemed to be.Each of the characters was caught to be lying about somethingThe book kept me guessing on the why and how right to t 3.75 starsThis starts off in a very plausible way Isn t it only a matter of time before our roads are taken over by self driving cars the fact it s a possibility makes it scary.Then someone hacks your system and soon we have 8 cars,with their passengers on a collision course.It was fast paced,with some real cliff hanger moments,which were not always what they seemed to be.Each of the characters was caught to be lying about somethingThe book kept me guessing on the why and how right to the end.Definitely one to buy the friends flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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    1. John Marrs

      John Marrs is the author of The One, The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, Her Last Move and Welcome to Wherever You Are A former freelance journalist based in London, England, he spent twenty five years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines until becoming a full time author in 2018.He has written for publications including John Marrs is the author of The One, The Good Samaritan, When You Disappeared, Her Last Move and Welcome to Wherever You Are A former freelance journalist based in London, England, he spent twenty five years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film and music for national newspapers and magazines until becoming a full time author in 2018.He has written for publications including the Guardian s Guide and Guardian Online, Total Film, Huffington Post, Empire, Q, GT, the Independent, S Magazine and Company.His books have been translated into twenty different languages and The One is soon to be a major new Netflix series

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    1. I m a big fan of John Marrs books and I was delighted to receive an ARC of his new book The Passengers and I was not disappointed.I was hooked from the first page and I did not want to put it down.This thriller is about the dangers of technology Eight driverless cars have their operation systems hacked and are on a collision course The passengers are told this and we see their reactions and the reactions of the social media and television audiences.This book kept me on the edge of my seat with I [...]


    2. Hi below is my review for The Passengers and next up a book by an author never read any previous books by so lets see The Passengers by John Marrs published 16th May please note date by Penguin Random House UK Ebury Publishing Del Rey Hi, well fans, old and new, of John Marrs know that a new book will be good but you are never quite sure what the book will hold as they are all so different of my favourite books and the book that started me reviewing The One is about to be tur Hi below is my revi [...]


    3. In the not too distant future a new wave of autonomous vehicles has been approved by the government with the assurance they will minimise fatalities on our roads Perhaps a touch ironic considering eight Passengers have just been informed they are going to die after being held hostage by their own driverless cars.Is it a case of the computer says no or something way sinister One thing s for sure, this is a journey where no one is eager to say, are we nearly there yet With The Passe [...]


    4. I thoroughly enjoyed this It s a huge amount of fun and a big pageturner Some of the ways in which chapters ended made me sit up with a bolt It could win prizes for its shocks and cliffhangers The premise is a little incredible but the entertainment value than made up for this 4.5 stars rounded up Review to follow closer to publication on For Winter Nights.


    5. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow Sometimes a book comes along and literally blows your socks off and The Passengers is one of them My heart is still pounding just thinking about this brilliantly twisted novel.This is one author whose books just go from strength to strength Each one gets gripping and shocking What I love is how in a couple of his books now, he centres the story around something futuristic that really could happen It is seriously scary stuff.There are so many twists and turns in Wow, wow, [...]


    6. lukewhoreviews The Passengers by john .First and foremost thank you to net Penguin Random House and john for my arc.Well, well, well this was one hell of a ride The passengers is set in dystopian future, which to be honest we aren t that far from, government have brought in fully automated vehicles, where the driver has no control what so ever.We meet Libby the stories main character as she attends a jury service with a twist, they are judging if a fully automated car or a pedestr lukewhoreview [...]



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