Phillip Quinn understands Seth's troubled past. He has the scars from his own rough and tumble childhood on the streets of Boston. He spent his days stealing and his nights doing anything to make a fast buck.
Now he's a high-powered advertising executive who favors Armani suits and rare wines. When he meets educated, cultured Sybill, he figures he's found his perfect match. And when he discovers she has a family connection to young Seth, they join forces to secure the boy's future.
The saga continues: Pay another visit to Chesapeake Bay.
©2005 Nora Roberts; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love Nora Roberts and usually her books translate very well to audio. I'll certainly listen to another of her books. However, I will actively avoid listening to a book narrated by Guy Lemonier.
He was voiced was rushed with little to no inflection. It was difficult to tell the difference between women, men and children. The sex scenes were just torturous.
It's difficult for me to comment on the book itself when the narrator made it so difficult to enjoy the characters and the story. I just wanted it to hurry up and end.
What a neat series this has been. Although some of the subject matter was somewhat repulsive. It was so proficiently put together that it drew me right into the stories. Which in turn kept me looking forward to the next book. Gee hard to believe there are such self serving women running around. Makes a person want to rid the world of them and the perverts they associate with. Both Guy Lemonier and David Stuart were perfect for the narration of each story. As for Nora Roberts she certainly doesn't need me to tell her what a talented writer she is. All she needs do is read her own books. Then go read one of these new authors who try to create their stories with smutty sex scenes, Please do not misunderstand A well done sex scene is not in the least offensive. But crying out loud not when they are half of the damn book? They are certainly not for me or people with my taste.
The narrator was terrible I loved the 1st two books. They used someone different for the 3rd book Very disappointed.
I first read the story of the Quinn's a few years ago. I wanted to hear Philip's story on audio to decide whether to buy the other books. I have never visited the Chesapeake Bay area, but the book makes you feel like you would love to live there.
All the Quinn books are great and I would relate them to many of Nora Roberts series' books. They are easy to read and pulls you in to the story. If I would compare this book to another author, I would say either Catherine Coulter or Suzanne Brockmann.
The narrator was good. He was very fluent and was confident in his speaking. It would have been better if they had added a female narrator for the ladies' voices. It would have made listening more memorable.
On a weekend day, I would like to sit back and listen. Otherwise, I would take it a chapter at a time.
Mary Ann Wilmington, Delaware
What a great book!!! I listen to this book in two days. I love all of Nora Roberts book
I knew I would not be disappointed. 5 Stars from me.
Another great series by Nora Roberts, with enough action and romance to keep the books in a constant flow. I bought them all at once so that I wouldn't have to wait at all between books. Great summer read.
The reader read too fast. I often felt very anxious as he read. Many times he read so fast the words were slurring together. It was most annoying during romantic, intimate moments when the characters were speaking, and you just knew they would not have been speaking that fast. If I had not already read the first 2 books, and been dying for this one, I would have stopped listening. Very disappointing, as I loved the first two books and their reader. The book was great though. I wish I had read the book instead of listening to this reader.
All the ends were snipped, but the romance only happens at the very end and leaves you wanting to know the details... Same for each book. Need a fourth book just to see them settle.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE FIRST 2 IN SERIES
In the third installment of the Chesapeake Bay Series, we meet Philip Quinn. He is one of three men who were adopted as children to Mr. & Mrs. (Dr.) Ray Quinn -saved from horrible, unthinkable childhoods.
Ray Quinn brought home a 10-year-old boy that he had rescued, as well. However, Ray was in a fatal car accident. This left the three men to raise Seth (the 10-year-old) in the loving manner they finally received when rescued.
Cameron & Ethan have already met their wives. Sybill is the sister of Seth's loser mother. She is a well known academic and unbeknownst to anyone, she goes to observe and gather information on her sister's behalf. Gloria, a strung out, selfish drug addict who has put her son through unimaginable abuse.
Phillip enjoys teasing Sybill and enjoys trying to get her out of her [annoying and WAY overwritten] analytical shell. Will he and his family be accepting of her reasons if they find out her reason for being in their small town? Or will it destroy the delicate and budding romance.
Great performance and I'm saddened & looking forward to the final book in the series.
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"great ongoing saga"
I have not read the print version
The characters are very believable and the story carries you along so you feel invested in it
the one were Seth's mother turns up to take him away from the Quinn's. Sybill stands up to her sister and she leave without him
Not possible, its too long for that
looking forward to listening to part 4 which I have just purchased
The Quinn Brothers series follows the usual romance format but in this case the main characters do have a bit of an edge. All three male protagonists had a harsh start in life and suffered childhood violence, sexual abuse or gang life. Brought together by their adopted father's death and his dying wish that they care for a fourth adopted brother, a ten year old boy named Seth who none of them know well, Cam, Ethan and Phil must work together to restructure their lives and prevent Seth being returned to life of negligence and cruelty. Along the way they must they must clear their father's name and, as befitting of a Nora Roberts novel, negotiate happiness with the love of their lives.
The narrator's easy drawl adds to the tone of the story and although the characters are involving this is very easy listening. No major twist coming your way, everything does end happily ever after (it's a romance novel after all)!
Be warned though, no mysteries are laid to rest until the third book Inner Harbor and the Quinn Brothers swear - a lot! You may want to use headphones for this one!
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