• Quicksand

  • Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Series, Book 3
  • By: Gigi Pandian
  • Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (228 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Historian Jaya Jones finds herself on the wrong side of the law during an art heist at the Louvre. To redeem herself, she follows clues from an illuminated manuscript that lead from the cobblestone streets of Paris to the quicksand-surrounded fortress of Mont Saint-Michel. With the help of enigmatic Lane Peters and a 90-year-old stage magician, Jaya delves into France's colonial past in India to clear her name and catch a killer.

©2014 Gigi Pandian (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Charming characters, a hint of romantic conflict, and just the right amount of danger will garner more fans for this cozy series." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Twists and turns galore

I’ve enjoyed all the books in this series so far, because in addition to intriguing plots, I always learn about a person or historical event that is completely new to me—usually outside of the “western civilization” history I learned in school. Also gives me lots of ideas for places I’d like to visit. This one was especially enjoyable—packed full of interesting things (automations, lost treasure, Paris!) with plenty of twists and turns that moves the story along at a brisk pace. The characters—both recurring and specific to this book—are thoroughly enjoyable and varied—diabolical, fun, mysterious and/or delightfully intelligent. Looking forward to the next one!

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Brilliant

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Great characters, strong female main character. Well written mystery. Characters are well thought out and just all around great series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Quicksand?

Plot twists at the end; setting; history

What about Allyson Ryan’s performance did you like?

Great Narration; voice inflections. Great performance; can't wait for next installments in series

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

Jaya Jones and Gigi Pandian Fan for sure.

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Another great Gigi Pandian mystery!!! Great series

I don't think I'm ever going to tire of this character or of reading Gigi Pandian's books

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Quicksand: Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery Book 3

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.

Excellent narrator!

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  • crochetdiva
  • 03-25-22

Another exciting listen

There is a lot of action, and believable characters in this book. A lot of history is included,, with an explanation at the end. Brilliantly narrated.