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...more
Brilliant book and since the UK government has now decided that all cars need to be electric in the next 10 years, autonomous cars will be next, and with this John Marrs' story may end up to be fact and not fiction.(less)
There is nothing more romantically explicit than kissing, however there are graphic descriptions of terr…moreSome of the characters are married or dating.
There is nothing more romantically explicit than kissing, however there are graphic descriptions of terrorist acts of violence(less)
One of the reasons I'm drawn to everything that John Marrs writes is that he takes the mundane and gives it a soapy spin. I mean this as the highest of compliments, because there's nothing I adore more than a unique idea that's brimming with drama, and I like for my psychological thrillers to contain not only the traditional aspects of crime fiction, but also the secrets hidden by our characters that pertain to their daily lives. I was slightly worried going into this one that the ...more
The plot twist in the end, my god. This is the first book that i have read by Mr. Marrs and I’m definitely going to give his other books a try.
It’s better if you read The Passengers without knowing what the story is about. I think that it will make it more enjoyable. At least, for me it was.
Anyway, I ...more
What an awesome read!
Self-driving cars have recently become the norm in England. Their government has pledged that soon all of England’s roads will be a completely autonomous network and that all manual vehicles will be banned within the next ten years.
The first character/passenger we meet is twenty-six year old, Claire Arden. Claire was fascinated when her car delivered itself to her house a few weeks ago. However, the fa ...more
In the not too distant future, eight automated vehicles are taken over by an unknown hacker with an unknown agenda...all broadcast for the whole world to see. Soon, the social media voting begins. Who lives? Who dies?
Spending time in ...more
My head still hurts like I tossed it against the wall thousand times and I started to see cartoon stars on my head as soon as I finish this one! I cannot say I’m speechless because I forgot four languages I’ve known ( including my native one) right now so I’m out of words.
This is so revolutionary, innovative, creative book makes you think a lot, thrill a lot and numb your mind! It makes m ...more
Libby is called to serve as a juror and has to decide which passenger should survive along with other jurors. Then the public has to decide too. This is set in the future with driverless cars. You just program the car where to go and the car takes you there.
There are eight driverless cars and the passengers find out that their cars are hacked and that they are set on a fatal collision course.
The passengers speak for themselves and tells the jurors and the public why they should be s ...more
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Holy Shooty Balls!!! Gripping, chilling, & absolutely unputdownable!
THE PASSENGERS by JOHN MARRS is an engrossing, chilling, suspenseful, dark, disturb ...more
It’s dark, it’s disturbing, it’s chilling. Yup, all that combined means you have an absolute must read!
We’re beginning to see major advances in driver-less car technology. Now even being test driven across North America and all over the world.
So I’ll pose the question we’re all thinking - Can you picture yourself as a passenger, with no control over your vehicle whatsoever? No brakes, no steering wheel. And it’s not like leading technologies have ever back-fired, right?
So if something goes ...more
An unrelenting techno-thriller!!
Set in the not so distant future, Britain has made driverless cars mandatory. Not only that there are no longer manual overrides, placing the passenger at the total mercy of technology. When there is an accident a jury is called in to judge who was at fault. Let’s just say they had better not rule against the car.
Despite the claim the autonomous car is the safest choice for all concerned, one mornin ...more
while this wasnt exactly the story i thought it would be, i still really enjoyed it. it brings up a lot of important discussions regarding tech and science, specifically AI, and the morality (or lack thereof) of it. it explores interesting points i hadnt previously considered, and made the story feel that much more realistic, that much more scary.
i also reall ...more
My first John Marrs novel gets a very solid two thumbs up.
The premise of this novel had me intrigued from the start.
It sounded like it would be The Purge, but set in a Tesla.
Surprisingly enough, it is actually more like The Hunger Games, but set in a Tesla. I am so down for that!
In a near-future U.K., Level 5 autonomous vehicles are now the law of land. Said to make personal travel completely safe, that isn ...more
Readers start your thrill and let the best passenger win. Try to stay calm and strap yourself in. Its tec ...more
"It may have come to your attention that your vehicle is no longer under your management. From here on in, I am in charge of your destination. The only thing you need to know is that two hours and thirty minutes from now, it is highly likely that you will be dead."
In the not too distant future, eight automated vehicles are taken over by an unknown hacker with an unknown agenda...all broadcast for the whole world to see. Soon, the social media voting begins. Who ...more
“The Passengers” by John Marrs is a scream, I promise!
Eight driverless cars. Eight passengers, all of whom have a secret and a specific plan for that morning. None arrive at their intended destination.
There is a Hacker who knows everything about everyone and he has decided to take control. There are five members of the jury whose sole purpose is to decide who lives and who dies.
The fear is real my friends. “The Passengers” will scare you. Yea, “The Jetsons” made the idea of a futuristic ...more
I have been eagerly awaiting to get my hands on a copy of this book! The book came out earlier in the year for my fellow bloggers across the pond and after reading each fantastic review one after another, I knew this was going to be one heck of a book. It is finally due to come out here in the U.S ...more
At first the absurdity was laugh out loud funny.
Then the whole ridiculousness of it kinda started pissing me off as it became more and more farcical by the page.
I'm not even going to bother with a full review. I've wasted enough of my time on this buffoonery dressed up as a novel.
**I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**
The book starts with eight self driving cars, each with a passenger, that will collide in about two and a half hours. There is a group of five people w ...more
John Marrs completely blew my mind with this exhilarating thriller! Eight passengers in eight separate driverless cars, all of them with secrets, none of them making it to their desired destination. Imagine you're in a driverless car you have no control, no brakes, no steering wheel, you can't even open the doors,and somebody has taken over the car. In 2 1/2 hours all eight of these cars will collide head on end it is u ...more
Picture this! It's the near future and you're cruising along in your state-of-the-art driverless car. You might be eating breakfast, applying makeup, reading a book, talking on the phone, or just relaxing, when all of a sudden your car deviates from it's pre-programmed destination.
Then a voice sounds from the centre console:
‘”It may have come to your attention that your vehicle is no longer under your management. From here on in, I am in char...more
Have to admit this, while not a Luddite by any stretch, driverless vehicles freak me out. Maybe too much Stephen King (he had a novella about machines taking over— trucks, etc.), maybe my lack of trust in public/government standards (dare I admit I’m a public employee), or the greed of big corporations— but this was a very creepy read.
Twists and turns, and both guessable and non-guessable plot lines. The plagu ...more
To give you a bare minimum non-spoilery summary:
This story involves two sets of characters. The first, the eight people, with their own dark little secrets, trapped in their hijacked 'driverless' cars. As readers, do you believe their sentiments? Or do you doubt them? Among them, who are you rooting for? Second, the outside world or the public. They were the ones who saw what was happening to these 'magic 8'. Their opinions to them were, most of the ...more
― John Marrs, The Passengers
I looked at the end way before I was done.
I could not help it.
I guess I would not make a good Passenger Juror.
But I HAD to know..I just had to.
This book was so DIFFERENT.
Never has anyone got social media so right. The man had me howling with laughter at some of it.
A bit to much viol ...more
Are you ready to read about a troubling future not so far from us? With The Passengers, you'll question yourself about morality while reading a story with an enthralling plot. So interesting! My only complaint is about the last 20% of the book... Some parts weren't necessary, the ending was too long.
I liked The Passengers even more than The One, but I recommend to read the latter first. Hop ...more
Damn, this book is intense! It literally gives me such Black Mirror vibes. I really love sci-fi thrillers!!!! This story takes place in a futuristic world where they have self-driving cars. These people are in these cars when a voice comes over the speaker and tells them they have no control over their car and they will likely be dead in two hours. The story really takes off from there and it’s non-stop action and thrills for 400 pages.
I love the thought provoking questions this book m ...more
The story alternates between showing what happens to the people in the cars (who come from all walks of life: a p ...more
The One has been translated into 30 different languages and is to be turned into an eight-part Netflix series starting in autumn 2020.
After working as a journalist for 25-years interviewing celebrities from ...more