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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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    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

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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.


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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

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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

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    Jane 12-28-13
    Jane 12-28-13

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Tedious"

    Roberts is a prolific and popular writer. I was interested to check out some of her work. So, of course, this was a well presented story. But I certainly was not one of her target readers. Rare for me, lots of fast forwarding, well, to see if what happens in the end is what is clearly going to happen in the end! It just went on and on. However it is an optomistic read for women who need the hope imbedded in a saga of tough no-housework, no-children, no-settling-down men being converted into dedicated and skilled family men.

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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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    Mary 10-24-13
    Mary 10-24-13 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good Story, Too much language"

    The story was really good. The characters are boys who have been adopted by a couple. The boys are grown and both parents have died. The 4th boy is only 10 yrs old. Seth has a social worker who knows what he needs. The story could have been told without all the language. It would stand on it's own.

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    Georgia Delaware, OH, United States 10-13-13
    Georgia Delaware, OH, United States 10-13-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Swept Away from start to end"
    If you could sum up Sea Swept in three words, what would they be?

    Feeling right there


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

    Cam


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

    No really like to savor the books but its hard when there this good


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    Carol Stockton, IL, United States 09-05-13
    Carol Stockton, IL, United States 09-05-13 Member Since 2016
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    "captivating from the start"
    Would you listen to Sea Swept again? Why?

    Sure - good character development and story was compelling


    What other book might you compare Sea Swept to and why?

    Other Nora Roberts books - similar style and story line


    Which scene was your favorite?

    descriptions of surrounding area


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    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 08-19-13
    Kim Port Macquarie, Australia 08-19-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great start to the book and kept on going"

    Cameron Quinn was my favourite character of the four and stayed that way throughout the four books. Ms Roberts gave him real grit and dimension.

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