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Sea Swept Audiobook

Sea Swept: The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 1

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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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    Joyce A. Reynolds 10-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I was hooked"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I'm definitely hooked on the series tho I was disappointed in the ending. only because I want to find out what happens to Seth. I hope the future books will let me give me the answers


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sea Swept?

    when Cam realized what Seth meant to him


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

    the reading so well done, I really felt like I was in the room with these three brothers sometime


    Did Sea Swept inspire you to do anything?

    to recognize how close families can \be sometimes


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next reading

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dierdre L Davidson 06-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great traveling story"

    I've enjoyed reading all of Nora Roberts books. I'm using this series as I drive to and from my vacation home. Makes me look forward to the drive even if there is heavy traffic.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elle (AKA PlantCrone) in the great NorthWest OREGON 10-24-14

    ELLE aka PlantCrone of the Great Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost every genre-S/F, Action, Biographies and Histories & Romance

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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

    1 of 1 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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DK 05-19-14
    DK 05-19-14 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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    "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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lyn 03-20-14
    lyn 03-20-14
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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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy WALHALLA, SC, United States 12-06-13
    Kathy WALHALLA, SC, United States 12-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Sea Swept Starts Adrift but Builds Into Full Sails"

    For me, the beginning took some time to get wrapped into but once I got there, the plot was very rich with characters whose personalities are deeper than their initial introductions. I am looking forward to Part 2. I loved David Stuart's narration...he did an excellent job even when he read for the female characters. It is worth your purchase and time:)

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    Karissa PETERSBURG, IL, United States 07-13-13
    Karissa PETERSBURG, IL, United States 07-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Three men and a baby..."

    Ok, the baby is actually a 10 year old boy named Seth and the men are his three older brothers, Cameron, Ethan and Philip. This was a heart warming story of the importance of family and as well as an entertaining romance. I really look forward to the rest of the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Brawley, CA, United States 07-10-13
    Debra Brawley, CA, United States 07-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "THE LOVE OF FAMILY"

    A nice start for the series, Cameron rocks on changing his life for his family and then throw in romance. I would rate this 10 stars. Great Book

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  • alfred
    Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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    "sea swept book 1 of 4 book in this searios"

    This is the first book of 4 . I started listening to this book because i had not listened to many books like this on disc before i had herd of Nora Roberts.but not listened to anything of hers well this was a very good book to start with, From the very beginning i was hooked and you just were absorbed into the story of this family of brothers and the boat yard. the 4 books look at different aspects of the brothers lives and threw all of this the boat yard is mixed in and what happens there with boats Once you start listening you don't want to stop all you want to now is what happens next i have listened to other books by Nora Roberts since these, I found these a very good place to start but this author has written many books and if you have read others or listened to others you will now how she rights and will not be disappointing I could right this Review for all 4 books but that would be a wast of time, AS you could be listening to another great book I RATED this book five stars but all 4 books would get the same rating So enjoy and remember this is just my thoughts on these books but i hope you will Enjoy them as much as i did.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fay
    Beverley, United Kingdom
    4/9/13
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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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tina H
    10/19/14
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    "Great start to the series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes,


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cam


    What about David Stuart’s performance did you like?

    the voices were distinct for each character


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

    yes but Icould not asI listen in the car


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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