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Rising Tides: The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 2 | [Nora Roberts]

Rising Tides: The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 2

Of three brothers, it was Ethan who shared his father's passion for the Maryland shore. And now with his father gone, Ethan is determined to make the family boatbuilding business a success. But amidst his achievements lie the most important challenges of his life.
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Publisher's Summary

Of three brothers, it was Ethan who shared his father's passion for the Maryland shore. And now, with his father gone, Ethan is determined to make the family boatbuilding business a success. But amidst his achievements lie the most important challenges of his life.

There is young Seth, who needs him more than ever. And a woman he has always loved but never believed he could have. But beneath Ethan's seemingly still waters is a dark and painful past. He must learn to see around the shadows to accept who he is. Because through Ethan's past lies the future - and his one chance at happiness.

The saga continues: Pay another visit to Chesapeake Bay.

©2005 Nora Roberts; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Wendy Raleigh, NC, United States 10-27-12
    Wendy Raleigh, NC, United States 10-27-12
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    "Best book in a long time"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rising Tides to be better than the print version?

    Audio gives me time to listen and do other stuff around the house or while driving.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending


    Which character – as performed by David Stuart – was your favorite?

    Grace


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

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    You never knew what was going to happen, hum drum books that you do not even have to hear all of are boring.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    cynthia 11-19-11
    cynthia 11-19-11
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    "great!"

    This was book 2 in the saga. Like the first saga with Cameron, this one left you wanting more also. Nice read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 06-12-11
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 06-12-11 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Just Delicious!"

    Love these men, love the women in their lives, love how they are so totally real. Great story - great series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    tina elkton, MD, United States 05-25-10
    tina elkton, MD, United States 05-25-10
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    "please write more"

    this book and story is a fairy tale i am a person who loves happily ever after so i loved it the reader was amazing portraying it

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DK 04-21-15
    DK 04-21-15 Member Since 2013

    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!

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    "I LOVE This Series - Great Book 5 Stars"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rising Tides?

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    In the second installment of the series we are focused on Ethan, his past and it the similarities to young Seth.

    Grace is a young mother who is doing any job she can to make a life for her young daughter. She is the housekeeper at the family home (Ethan and brothers) by day & barmaid/waitress by night.

    Grace and Ethan have known each other forever and she has always had a thing for him & him for her. Ethan doesn't want to think about Grace, as she is quite a bit younger than him. This is a great romance story.

    However, it is much more than a simple romance – actually complex romance. Much of the focus is on Ethan's life before he met the Quinn family and they rescued him from a horrible past. But because of that past he does not believe he is deserving or can care or love anyone.

    Great narration – feminine female, male toddler, 12-year-old & elderly man are all done with near perfection.

    I absolutely love this series. I just bought the last two!.

    Notes: Description of sex, few cusses, the subject of child molestation runs throughout the book as characters try to deal with past.

    Credit worthy/$ : Absolutely on either. I can to continue with the series but at the same time I want to take my time because I don't want to series to and. Does that make sense?

    If you found this review helpful, please select yes below this text. Thank you!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Stockton, IL, United States 09-05-13
    Carol Stockton, IL, United States 09-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "very good second book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Sure, great characters and interesting material


    What other book might you compare Rising Tides to and why?

    Nora Roberts books in general - similar style and story line


    What about David Stuart’s performance did you like?

    Great voices - I could tell right away who was talked and this kept me interested


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

    yes


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MDu USA 06-06-13
    MDu USA 06-06-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Worst Narrator"

    I love the Quinn brothers and this series and the narrator completely butchered it for me. I'm going to try the 3rd one with Phillip since it's a new narrator and hopefully it won't be too terrible. Phillip sounds like a girl right now....

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    linda billings 08-04-15
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    "Loved story, narration average"

    great story but narration could have been better. Sometimes difficult to tell who was speaking. Not much variance in pitch

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    Stephan Burns 01-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Rising Tides"

    The book is great. I had read the hard copy several years ago. I enjoyed listening to the audible version. The audible books will beat having to order large print volumes down the road!

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    Linda H. 01-24-15
    Linda H. 01-24-15
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    "Narrator Swaps Character Voices"

    I like Nora Roberts' books. They are simple but well-written and engaging. I liked the first in this series and this one also. However, if you buy the series from Audible you will hear that the narrator does not stay true to character throughout the series. The voice he uses for Cameron in the first book becomes Ethan's voice off and on here. Even so, Cameron's voice is the same. Phillip's is the most jarring change because he often has Ethan's voice here which is a completely different tone and manner than his character. It doesn't ruin the book but it is irritating. I feel that audiobooks are doing pretty well in the business sense and I keep thinking publishers and producers could do s much better job of casting the narrators and reviewing performances before they put them on the market. Some don't seem to have gone through even a cursory edit before we are allowed to spend our money on them and that just seems thoughtless and lacking in any sense of pride in their product.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Part 2 of the sreies"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, its a good story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cam, he is so strong and sure of himself


    What about David Stuart’s performance did you like?

    he does the voices very clearly


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Seth realises that the 3 Quinn brothers think of him as their brother


    Any additional comments?

    great story, looking forward to book 3

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  • Fay
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    "Easy Listening"

    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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