John Marrs

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Narrated By: Oliver Hembrough, Katherine Press

Duration: 11 hours and 15 minutes

What to expect

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The new Black Mirror-esque thriller from the author of the word-of-mouth sensation THE ONE - soon to be a Netflix original series.
Five strangers guard our secrets.
Only four can be trusted...

In the 21st century, information is king. But computers can be hacked and files can be broken into - so a unique government initiative has been born. Five ordinary people have been selected to become Minders - the latest weapon in thwarting cyberterrorism. Transformed by a revolutionary medical procedure, the country's most classified information has been taken offline and turned into genetic code implanted inside their heads.

Together, the five know every secret - the truth behind every government lie, conspiracy theory and cover up. In return, they're given the chance to leave their problems behind and a blank slate to start their lives anew.

But not everyone should be trusted, especially when they each have secrets of their own they'll do anything to protect...
'Marrs is brilliant at twists and for the addicts of adrenaline-fuelled twisty rides' PETER JAMES

'One of the most exciting, original thriller writers out there. I never miss one of his books' SIMON KERNICK

©John Marrs 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Thriller / suspense fiction, Science fiction, Technothriller, Science fiction: cyberpunk / biopunk

Listen to a sample

Marrs ensures you suspend your disbelief sufficiently to inveigle you within the lives of the Minders - and then you'll be hooked.

SciFi Bulletin

Gripping! It's so incredibly intense; a twisted roller coaster so fast-paced you literally cannot move or attempt to do anything else. John Marrs has a unique formula and it's magnificent. This storyline of shocks, thrills and intensity. It's not only fascinating but overwhelmingly frightening too.

Baker's Not So Secret Blog

A hit the road running story that turns into a marathon that never stops. The story-line is superb, the likelihood possible and the outcome so believable. I was like a rabbit in headlights, mesmerized by what was in front of me but totally thrown by what was behind it all.

Books from Dusk Til Dawn

This being a John Marrs story, there is a sting in the tale, a twisted complex and multi-layered back story which is woven throughout the book. You wonder where and how it ties in with everything else - an experiment gone wrong perhaps - and as the story plays out the tension, and the speed of the action, begins to increase. This was a book that had me from the start and kept my attention right to the last page. Tense, exciting, with brilliant characters and a very though provoking and intriguing plot, I loved this. Definitely recommended. This has Netflix special written all over it.

Jen Med's Book Reviews

If you are a fan of conspiracy theories and love a bit of science-fiction then you will thoroughly enjoy The Minders. Full of twists, turns, oohs and aahs, this book kept me gripped from the opening chapter to the final paragraph and I also admit to getting a bit teary in places.