You no longer follow Tyisha

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Tyisha

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Tyisha

Member Since 2011

4
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 22 reviews
  • 39 ratings
  • 313 titles in library
  • 14 purchased in 2015
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Great Gatsby

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4028)
    Performance
    (3652)
    Story
    (3676)

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This new audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner turned New York bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby....

    Darwin8u says: "Simple, Beautiful, and Exquisitely Textured"
    "Depressing Classic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from F. Scott Fitzgerald and/or Jake Gyllenhaal?

    Nope


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I wondered how Gatsby got his money. The endless descriptions of nothing.


    Which character – as performed by Jake Gyllenhaal – was your favorite?

    The main character was my favorite.


    Could you see The Great Gatsby being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    It's already a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    This book just made rich people (which I'm not) look cold and heartless. Gatsby tried to buy friends and in the end it didn't pay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Private India: City on Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Ashwin Sanghi
    • Narrated By Amerjit Deu, Raj Ghatak
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (127)

    When Jack Morgan opens the Mumbai branch of Private, the world's most elite detective agency, he hands the reins to top agent Santosh Wagh. Now, in this teeming metropolis of over 13 million people where the guilty have everywhere to hide, Santosh goes on the hunt for one elusive killer. A killer who is targeting seemingly unconnected women and placing strange objects at their death scenes in a series of chilling rituals.

    Woody says: "Terrible narration makes for tedious listening"
    "Challenging Accent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm used to listening to books with an American or British accent. However, the accent of this reader was VERY difficult fore to understand, which also made it difficult to follow the story. I often listen to books on 1 1/2 speed or even 2. I had to listen to this one at 1 AND rewind 30 seconds every few minutes. The plot and story are very good. I have NOTHING against people with accents or the narrator. It just was a pain to listen to this otherwise great story. I might download the Kindle book just to read what I'm sure I missed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four: A Divergent Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Veronica Roth
    • Narrated By Aaron Stanford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1191)
    Performance
    (1030)
    Story
    (1035)

    Fans of the Divergent series by number-one New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias' point of view. Listeners first encountered Tobias as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Listeners will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection.

    Leah says: "Surprise!!!! THREE EXTRA stories on the audiobook!"
    "Four gets a 4!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The point of view was nice. The book was refreshing and insightful if you enjoyed the series. Not a must read, but good to know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mightier than the Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Jeffrey Archer
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings
    Overall
    (545)
    Performance
    (471)
    Story
    (465)

    Harry Clifton is more successful than ever as a novelist, and has just been elected president of PEN Britain. He learns of a writer in Russia whose memoir of life inside Stalin's palace has landed the writer in prison for life, his book taken off shelves and destroyed. Harry becomes obsessed with freeing the writer and telling his story. His wife Emma, meanwhile is the chair of Barringtons Shipping, having escaped a plot to destroy their company by bombing one of their luxury liners, and now the company is thriving.

    Ruth M. Penson says: "Better then the last one!"
    "Jeffrey Archer did it again!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book also ended with a cliff hanger like the rest. This one even ends in a courtroom. Despite my dislike for those endings, this is one of my favorite book series. I feel like I truly know the Barringon/Cliffton families!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Girl on the Train: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Paula Hawkins
    • Narrated By Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24877)
    Performance
    (20672)
    Story
    (20658)

    Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

    L. O. Pardue says: ""Rear Window" Meets "Gone Girl""
    "Slow start but awesome ending!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This book was dull and boring in the beginning. A lot like the main character, Rachel, but when it picks up--u can't put it down!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (7357)
    Performance
    (6157)
    Story
    (6184)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Charles says: "Dark Places Indeed..."
    "Gillian is talented!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    She never ceases to amaze me! She has THE BEST endings. I usually predict the endings of books and I choose my books from the NY Times best sellers list. Gillian has raised the bar!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharp Objects

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Ann Marie Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5377)
    Performance
    (4368)
    Story
    (4394)

    Words are like a road map to reporter Camille Preaker's troubled past. Fresh from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, Camille's first assignment from the second-rate daily paper where she works brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

    Kelley says: "I agree with Stephen King"
    "Jaw dropping ending!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Gillian Flynn doesn't disappoint! After listening to Gone Girl, I didn't expect this book to be able to top it. The writing is deep, multi dimensional, and clever. I think Gillian Flynn is my new favorite author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Unlucky 13: Women's Murder Club

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By January LaVoy
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1011)
    Performance
    (876)
    Story
    (874)

    The Women's Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn't be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes.

    Jaci says: "What Happened to the Women's Murder Club?"
    "Multiple Story Lines were fantastic!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I really enjoyed the multiple story lines and so much going on with 3 of the 4 ladies. I wish Claire had more of a role. Very thrilling!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Private Vegas

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (359)
    Performance
    (311)
    Story
    (310)

    Las Vegas is a city of contradictions: seedy and glamorous, secretive and wild, Vegas attracts people of all kinds - especially those with a secret to hide, or a life to leave behind. It's the perfect location for Lester Olsen's lucrative business. He gets to treat gorgeous, young women to five-star restaurants, splashy shows, and limo rides - and then he teaches them how to kill. Private Jack Morgan spends most of his time in Los Angeles, where his top investigation firm has its headquarters.

    Eve says: "Not Patterson's Best Work"
    "Pretty good"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I don't like cliff hangers, but I loved the rest of the book. I like the multiple storylines going on at once.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hope to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By James Patterson
    • Narrated By Michael Boatman, Scott Sower
    Overall
    (852)
    Performance
    (748)
    Story
    (748)

    Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross' family - his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children - have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves?

    Sandra says: "Well worth the wait"
    "Action packed!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It was full of action throughout. I kept expecting the entire thing to be a dream during the first hour. Lol!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12475)
    Performance
    (11289)
    Story
    (11315)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "Suspenseful and boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Her long detailed narratives/ thoughts and metaphors were boring. The drug use, hunger, tragedy, love story and hustle were suspenseful...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.