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Sea Swept: The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 1 | [Nora Roberts]

Sea Swept: The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 1

A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father calls him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changes overnight.
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A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father calls him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changes overnight.

After years of independence, Cameron has to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggles with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy. Old rivalries and new resentments flare between Cameron and his brothers, but they try to put aside their differences for Seth's sake.

In the end, a social worker, as tough as she is beautiful, will decide Seth's fate. She has the power to bring the Quinns together - or tear them apart...

©2008 Nora Roberts; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    teresa FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 02-12-13
    teresa FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "captured by the series"
    Would you listen to Sea Swept again? Why?

    This was a great book that drew me into the series... it was enjoyed way too fast!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The Quinns are an interesting group of people and a clear picture that sometimes famlies are more than those born with your blood.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 01-25-15
    Lisa 01-25-15
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    "Good story"

    I wish the story of the boy would have been wrapped up. I was left with questions.

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    Leeann eagle river, AK, United States 01-06-15
    Leeann eagle river, AK, United States 01-06-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Meh"

    Meh is about all I can say. Weak and predictable. Not her best work. Don't waste the credits. The next two are just as meh IMO.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy 12-25-14
    Wendy 12-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Awful"
    What disappointed you about Sea Swept?

    The characters were idiots


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The white queen by Phillippa gregory


    Did David Stuart do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The narrator did a great job. He had a wide range of voice styles.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sea Swept?

    Well none of it was good but the ending was the most brutal.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel like I was misled by good reviews. This book made me roll my eyes a lot but the narrator did a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nichole 12-24-14
    Nichole 12-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointed"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not so much bad launguage. Stopped listening after the 2nd chapter it was so ridiculous. There was no need for that much foul language. It makes you wonder if they couldn't think of anything better to say just throw in a whole bunch of cussing! I'm only 35 and I thought Really!!! That was so disappointing!


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Widen her vocabulary!


    Would you be willing to try another one of David Stuart’s performances?

    The reader was fine!


    Any additional comments?

    No I won't be purchasing any more Nora Roberts books. Waste of a credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele James 11-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Charming"
    What made the experience of listening to Sea Swept the most enjoyable?

    The story line was sweet.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Cam started to love Seth, but he didn't even know it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me both laugh and cry.


    Any additional comments?

    Had a difficult time trying to stop listening to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 10-24-14
    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 10-24-14

    I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.

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    "Great narration and classic NR writing"

    I honestly thought this series of 4 books was written 15-20 years ago..it seems to be a classic in her genre.

    David Stuart is an excellent narrator who gave a typical and not always touching Roberts book a touch of class. Both the first and second book in the series are narrated by Stuart, the 3rd and 4th novels in the series are good, narration wise, but not of the same quality.

    The 4 books in this series take place in the Chesapeake Bay part of the eastern seaboard, the 4 protagonists, all adopted step brothers whose early childhood years were those of abuse and terror. Novel 1, Sea Swept, tells the story of European playboy and fast car and/or boat driver Cameron Quinn. A man whose life is now one of supermodels, road races, winning tickets and a future of fun and sex. As I said...a typical Roberts story arc that manages to excite and enthuse readers.

    However it turns out that this novel is of excellent Nora Roberts style and between the 3rd and 4th novels the quality remains 5 star

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 06-28-14
    Karen 06-28-14

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "classic N.R., Enjoy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sea Swept to be better than the print version?

    yes as David Stuart made Cam come to life


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    all of the brothers and of course Foolish, the dog


    What does David Stuart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    he is just plain sexy as all get out. Some listeners have not always appreciated his style, but I have re listened to this story many times. Makes you feel good


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    this is a series, so if you like them, then this is a classic not to miss. Remember these stories are from N.R. early good writing days. 4 books in all not to miss if you are a classic NR fan. Simple enjoyment, No FSOG at all.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DK 05-19-14
    DK 05-19-14 Member Since 2013

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review

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    "A Series I Cannot Wait To Continue-Solid 4*s"
    What made the experience of listening to Sea Swept the most enjoyable?

    This was a great story about how 3 VERY different foster [now adult] brothers, the Quinn's, must work together for their father's dying wish to keep their dad's latest 'charge' as part of the family.

    Along with trying to make everything work to keep the deathbed wish, there is mystery about the father's auto accident, Seth (the latest charge's paternity), social worker, foster home, etc. There is a lot here and was a bit frustrated as the end came and there were so many ends to be tied up and the minutes were flying by...so I was PLEASANTLY SURPRISED to find it was the beginning of a series.

    This is Cameron's story...

    A champion boat racer, Cameron Quinn traveled the world spending his winnings on champagne and women. But when his dying father calls him home to care for Seth, a troubled young boy not unlike Cameron once was, his life changes overnight.

    After years of independence, Cameron has to learn to live with his brothers again, while he struggles with cooking, cleaning, and caring for a difficult boy. Old rivalries and new resentments flare between Cameron and his brothers, but they try to put aside their differences for Seth's sake.

    In the end, a social worker, as tough as she is beautiful, will decide Seth's fate. She has the power to bring the Quinns together - or tear them apart...


    What does David Stuart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His diversity of portraying the adult men in the story shows his talent...he also did well with the younger and female characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know why, but it seems Nora Roberts has a need to stick a degree of paranormal in every book. I'm not a fan, I like to stay in the 'here and now'. However, there were only 3 brief conversations between Cameron and his deceased father.

    Personally, I don't think they were necessary to the story and I almost turned it off after the first scene (I dislike those sorts of stories THAT much) but I'm glad I stuck through.

    Creditworthy...4 Solid stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lyn Monmouth Beach, NJ, United States 03-20-14
    lyn Monmouth Beach, NJ, United States 03-20-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Oneof my favorite"
    Would you listen to Sea Swept again? Why?

    Definite good choice. I am a big NR listener..this is Nora at her best


    Have you listened to any of David Stuart’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    great narrator


    Any additional comments?

    Read the complete series...Excellent...loved all the characters and stories

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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