The Passengers

The Passengers

eBook - 2019
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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?""-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2019.
ISBN: 9781984806987
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc - Distributor

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michelemurray
Nov 05, 2019

This was a good read. Could not put the book down. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Would recommend reading this one.

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Boban45
Sep 18, 2019

I'd give it a 3.5 star.....thought it was gonna be better...but it's a solid read...definitely something for all to experience.....just read and enjoy!!! #ilovebooks

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KAREN S HARRIS
Aug 30, 2019

It held my interest but little weird. Scary to think it could happen

JCLPiepieB Aug 24, 2019

This is one bizarre car ride that you won't ever forget.

What happens when the power to choose who lives or dies is given to humanity? Does one life have more value than another? Set in a futuristic UK, this book follows the paths of a group of seemingly random people - all with different circumstances, different secrets - as they are trapped in driverless vehicles headed toward a fatal collision.

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darladoodles
Aug 16, 2019

An explosive combination of future technology and social media make this a compelling read. Yes, there are eight autonomous cars. Yes, those cars are hijacked. Yet, there is so much more to this chilling new thriller than the action movie premise presented in the summary. At stake is the concept of the intrinsic value in our fellow human beings. This value comes from the Creator and cannot be calculated by algorithms. A much needed reminder that with advances in technology comes much responsibility. It also occurs to me that if you are reading Ruth Ware's new book (The Turn of the Key) and then this one, you may find yourself tossing your smartphone and pumping up your bicycle tires.

“There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors." (C.S. Lewis)

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