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Publisher's Summary

Brought to you by Penguin. 

The new high-concept thriller from the author of the word-of-mouth sensation The One.

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....

©2020 John Marrs (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • 12-10-2020

Read this!!!!!

The One by John Marrs is one of my all time favorite books and The Minders did not disappoint! Thank you John Marrs and please continue to write more books like this. This book will keep you HOOKED. I found myself listening to The Minders every chance I had.

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  • Nicks
  • 27-09-2020

Too complicated

The underlying story is good, but i just found it too complicated to remember who was who and what was happening. Writing this review now... I realise I couldn't tell anyone about the plot (lucky for some).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-09-2020

The Minders

Wow it's been a while since a book has captured my attention so intensely. Wonderful characters each one and such an intricately crafted story. A true talent keep them coming Mr Marrs.

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  • Tiger Massey
  • 18-09-2020

Strong scfi thriller once again!

Everything John Marrs writes is full of twists and turns blending human empathy with killer twists. The Minders is no disappointment. It follows more of his scfi style like ' The One' and 'The Passengers' which I enjoyed immensely. Narration is very good with good expressions. Enjoy the story.

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  • Alison K
  • 27-11-2020

Marrs does it again!

Wasn’t sure at first, as became very confused with all different characters and trying to work out who was good and who was bad. Thought it wouldn’t be as good as previous futuristic books such as The One and The Passengers. However, glad I stuck with it when it became clearer, very clever plot and enjoyed it.

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  • ASO
  • 11-11-2020

Hooked!!

Every character had a twist!! I really enjoyed this book! Amelia though...!! Who would have thought it?!

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  • jv
  • 05-11-2020

Great start but it fizzled out.

I love His books and pre ordered this one. I t was a great start, but didnt hold my attention. In fact I was glad when it ended. I was very disappointed, with this book. it ran out of steam after such promise. I'm surprised it got such high ratings.

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  • Marie
  • 20-10-2020

Love John Marrs but

I have been enjoying John’s books ever since I got audible... a looooong time ago and I was excited to see his new book arrive in my recommended reading list so of course I got it and I enjoyed the majority of it but I found the ending disappointing. Which is unlike John.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-10-2020

Never fails to pleasure.

John Marrs is my favourite author. Every book I listen to makes me more enthralled. And this story didn't let me down. Although each of his books are stand alone, every read makes references to other things that has previously occurred to make the country what it is today and if you have read his other stories you will recognise the context. The narrator is exceptional helping the characters come to life and persuading you to continue listening hours after lights out.

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  • Andrew M
  • 06-10-2020

The future?

This is the third book in the near future universe John has created (The One and The Passengers are the others). As each book progresses we're treated to a future that is entirely possible, given the trend of current technology, and where it's going. What John has done in this psychological thriller, is create characters whose flaws come to light in the most spectacular way, creating twist after twist as it reaches the end. It's been well written, as are all his books, and even has that scientific edge, akin to books/films like Minority Report or Jurassic Park. He has a way of making the characters likeable, then unlikable. The narrator's do an excellent job, the range of accents are very good. Overall, another sterling effort from Mr Marrs. Highly recommended.

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