Jade Island : Donovan Series

  • by Elizabeth Lowell
  • Narrated by Robin Rowan
  • Series: Donovan Series
  • 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wild and restless, Kyle Donovan has freed himself from the constraints of his family's high-powered gem-trading empire to rove the world as a treasure hunter. Now the president of Donovan International has given Kyle an assignment with explosive ramifications. A case he must take.When one of China's legendary cultural treasures is stolen, Lianne Blakely, a mysterious and beautiful jade expert, is accused of the theft. It's Kyle's job to get to the bottom of what could be a potential disaster for the Donovans as well as Lianne. But Kyle finds himself irresistibly drawn to the exotic beauty and captivated by her fierce claim of innocence.Soon they are in dangerous pursuit of the real thief, drawn deeper into the perils of spiraling power plays, and linked by a passion as powerful as the lore of the ancient culture and as enduring as the splendor of the treasured jade.


Audible Editor Reviews

What happens when Kyle Donavan begins to be attracted to the very woman he is sent to catch…for a crime she may not have committed? In Jade Island, Book Two in the Donavan series by Elizabeth Lowell, listeners won't wait to find out. Robin Rowan's sultry performance places listeners immediately in China, searching for the true thief of one of China's legendary cultural treasures. Suspenseful and romantic, lavish and ornate, this story of gems, big business, crime, false allegiances, and steamy romance will have listeners anxious for the next installment.


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Customer Reviews

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Interesting premise in this one, my second Lowell book. Two families involved in precious gems task a family member to get to know the other to get an inside track to the other family. The two not only get to know each other but sparks fly immediately. I don't know that Elizabeth Lowell is known as a romance writer but this one had plenty of romance in it. It was an entertaining listen, though, as the author wove the story line of the mystery, the gem in this story being jade. You learn a lot about jade in this book. I enjoyed the characters, the setting in Seattle and the San Juan Islands, and the plot was OK. Sometimes it seemed the book didn't flow as well as it should but it didn't detract from the book too much. I will listen to book 3 in this 4 book series.
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- Stevon "I love books!"

An Older Series that stands the test of time

Would you listen to Jade Island again? Why?

I found the characters to be compelling and well rounded.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Jade Island?

The discussions of the intricacies of Jade and the role it played in culture is an interesting interchange but nothing beats the scene wheere the hero and heroine first meet at a gem exhibition.

What does Robin Rowan bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

Enjoyed how the reader brings the characters to life helping me to see them and their interactions in my minds eye.

Any additional comments?

This is book two of the Donovan series. You'll want to listen to them all.

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- VoxVolat "mainly read romances and books for a book club that take me all over the map."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-17-2009
  • Publisher: HarperAudio