• Pirate Vishnu

  • A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, Book 2
  • By: Gigi Pandian
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (297 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $26.59

Buy for $26.59

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

1906.

Shortly before the Great San Francisco Earthquake, Pirate Vishnu strikes the San Francisco Bay. An ancestor of Jaya's who came to the US from India draws a treasure map.

Present day.

Over a century later, the cryptic treasure map remains undeciphered. From San Francisco to the southern tip of India, Jaya pieces together her ancestor's secrets, maneuvers a complicated love life she didn't count on, and puts herself in the path of a killer to restore a revered treasure.

©2013 Gigi Pandian (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Through her effective use of a parallel historical narrative, the author streamlines an intricate plot." ( Library Journal)

What listeners say about Pirate Vishnu

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    176
  • 4 Stars
    92
  • 3 Stars
    26
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    173
  • 4 Stars
    76
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    152
  • 4 Stars
    85
  • 3 Stars
    28
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

I'm Sick of Jaya Jones

I'm sick of Jaya's simplistic way of looking at the world and the people around her. She takes everything and everyone at face value and is then shocked when she realizes that others have ulterior motives. The story was summarized over and over in almost every chapter and the characters are completely unrealistic. The story of Jaya's pirate uncle was more interesting than the story itself. I will not buy the next book in the series.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

mostly good but slightly unexplored

I want to start with a response to a review i read beforehand about her being too trusting and them being tired of it. There really isn't a person she trusted that later came under suspicion that wouldn't be normal to trust. Especially since her first experience with the darker things outside the death of a family member only happened within the last year. Not to mention that despite her trusting people she is also always ready to throw someone over her shoulder or stab a person with her heels so she does have a level of insurance to safeguard that trust. I will say her rejection to see blatant affection for her as what it was is something that does annoy me. As for the rest of my review it may involve some spoilers, but for u to get what they mean you'd have to be pretty far in with most of the puzzle revealed already. mainly I want to know more about May's letter to her descendants. what did it actually say. for it to mean what the writer implies seems like it would betray her love and what his wishes were. that seems unlikely to me at least she would behave like that. I also want the author to explore the dad more, it feels like everything we knew about her parents came from this book and it wasn't much so I hope we delve deeper in the future. I was also confused why she didn't seek her brother for translation. I thought in the first book he spoke exclusively in their language though maybe it was more a common Indian language rather than tammel. she obviously is annoyed by her brother but given the two option, if the brother does speak tammel, I think it would be more likely she'd go to her brother because he annoys her less and because it is a family matter. granted as she pointed out tammel was spoken but at the time of her uncles they would have been more proficient at English writing than their native language so just because the brother could speak it doesn't mean he could read it. idk maybe I just want her to explore her family more and that would have been a good way to do it. Also sorry if I spelled the language wrong. Without the physical book I haven't seen it written out before.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I really liked it!

I may have been just a bit generous with 5 stars, but 4.5 wasn't a choice. Surprisingly (to me), I truly enjoy Jaya Jones mysteries. Not too heavy, not too light, just a fun read.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Pirate Vishnu: A Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery,

This was a thrilling Treasure Hunt that Jaya was presented with. Finding a long lost treasure and restoring the reputation of her family's hero were impossible to resist.

I enjoyed the alternating POV(Points of View) between Jaya and her great-granduncle Anand.

While understanding why he did it, I was sad that Lane left Jaya for her own good. I was tickled that he couldn't help but want to protect her afterwards. I loved the way that Jaya put him told him exactly what she thought of his unilateral decision to end their relationship. These two are an entertaining pair.

I really enjoyed the narrator!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fun listen!

Great story, interesting mystery, tons of fun history to boot. I enjoyed Pirate Vishnu very much The story moves along at a good pace, with no boring bits in between. The characters were engaging and entertaining.. It had the right amount of fun, suspense and intrigue. Jaya Jones is a very capable heroine. I am really enjoying this series.

If there is one drawback, it is that the narrator used the same Scottish accent used in Artifact (the first book) for the Irish character. If someone can't do accents well, it's best to avoid them. I kept getting confused as to why the Irish character was speaking with a Scottish accent.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for crochetdiva
  • crochetdiva
  • 03-24-22

Exciting stuff!

I really enjoyed this book, its exciting and fast paced. The characters are believable, and their actions are credible. I have the whole series, so on to the next adventure. Brilliantly narrated.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ellen Spenceley
  • Ellen Spenceley
  • 11-20-21

Rip Roaring Adventure

Exciting, page turning fiction that seems real. I enjoyed the adventure enormously. Thank you, Gigi.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 05-20-19

Great Book

This is another great book in the series. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the books.