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Author: John Marrs Narrator: Clare Corbett, Roy McMillan, Tom Bateman, Shaheen Khan, Kristin Atherton, Patience Tomlinson, various narrators Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2019 ISBN: 9780593151174
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You’re riding in your self-driving car when suddenly the doors lock, the route changes and you have lost all control. Then, a mysterious voice tells you, “You are going to die.”
 
Just as self-driving cars become the trusted, safer norm, eight people find themselves in this terrifying situation, including a faded TV star, a pregnant young woman, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife, and a suicidal man.
 
From cameras hidden in their cars, their panic is broadcast to millions of people around the world. But the public will show their true colors when they are asked, "Which of these people should we save?...And who should we kill first?"

Read by Clare Corbett, Roy McMillan, Tom Bateman, Shaheen Khan, Kristin Atherton, and Patience Tomlinson Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Not only is John Marrs a master of the written word, but he is also a master of character development, storyline twists, suspense, relevance, intelligent writing and the gift of creating something inherently unique. Totally Booked
  • The Passengers is pure genius: shocking, menacing, and utterly thrilling. I bloody loved it! Emma the Little Bookworm blog
  • One of the most twisty thrillers I’ve read. The Bookwormery
  • A shock on every other page. The Wall Street Journal
  • Marrs's engrossing, believable thriller raises intriguing questions about our science-tinged future. Booklist
  • Like a lengthy episode of the dark TV series Black Mirror...so expertly written it gets you thinking that it could happen in real life. Peterborough Telegraph
  • It's a real joy to read something totally original, smart, and thought-provoking. Peter James, international bestselling author of Dead If You Don't  
  • Wonderful concept, ridiculously entertaining...an absolute pleasure, the malevolence and impishness of a young Roald Dahl. T. A. Cotterell, author of What Alice Knew
  • Engaging concept, craftily executed. Adrian J. Walker, author of The End of the World Running Club
  • One of the most exciting, original thriller writers out there. I never miss one of his books. Simon Kernick, author of We Can See You
     
  • Virtually every plot beat seems plausible and imminent…Marrs laces his fast-paced tale with delectably mordant satire. The Washington Post
  • A fast-paced thriller that offers a discourse on morality and ethics…Marrs excels at thrilling readers by creating a real sense of tension and delivering a believeable, harsh criticism of modern society through this dark and entertaining story. Driving…will never feel quite the same. LA Times
  • One can almost hear the Hollywood music in the background as the action unfolds; the plot twists are truly gripping...Summer blockbuster entertainment at its best. All that's missing is a slo-mo pre-disaster montage. Kirkus Reviews
     
  • I absolutely loved it. It sucked me right in and kept me gripped right until the end. With some real jaw dropping moments, it was an edge of your seat read. Claire Allen, USA Today bestselling author of Her Name is Rose
  • Crammed with page-turning hooks, The Passengers is literary heroin, an irresistible combination of high-concept scenario, technofear, conspiracy thriller, social satire and lurid personal tales…Full of twists, vividly drawn characters you’ll love or love to loathe and pacy action. SFX Magazine
     
  • [A] savagely clever near-future thriller. Provocative, terrifying and compulsive. Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home
     

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About the Author

John Marrs is a freelance journalist based in London, England, who has spent the last twenty years interviewing celebrities from the world of television, film, and music for national newspapers and magazines. He has written for such publications as the Guardian’s Guide and Guardian Online, Total Film, Huffington Post, S Magazine, and Company.

About the Narrators

Clare Corbett, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. After winning the Carlton Hobbs audition, she was chosen to be on BBC Radio. After leaving BBC she went on to narrate several children’s books, including Over the Moon, I Rule Dogsbottom School, and Boy Beware. She has transitioned into reading young adult novels, including many installments in the Doctor Who series.

Roy McMillan is a director, writer, actor, and an Earphones Award–winning narrator. Among his audiobook readings are Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, A Dog’s Heart by Mikhail Bulgakov, and The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx.

Kristin Atherton is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.

Patience Tomlinson is an actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator. She has appeared extensively in theater and radio in the United Kingdom. She has worked for the Royal National Theatre and the Young Vic and was twice a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company. She has made over 1,500 broadcasts, including stories, books, radio plays, and poetry.

Dorothy Gilman (1923–2012) is the author of the Mrs. Pollifax series, which began with The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax. In 2010 Gilman was awarded the annual Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America