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Sea Swept Audiobook

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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    Zalia BETHEL ISLAND, CA, United States 08-31-12
    Zalia BETHEL ISLAND, CA, United States 08-31-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A generous couple adopt 3 troubled boys."
    If you could sum up Sea Swept in three words, what would they be?

    Heart warming.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cam, a womanizing car and boat racer at war with his feelings of what is right and his desire to continue racing and hopping around the world.


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

    Ana, the social worker.


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

    When Seth falls off the roof.


    Any additional comments?

    A good and intriging story that leaves the ending to your imagination.

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    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 08-24-12
    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 08-24-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Too Much Drama"

    I would have enjoyed this book more if the main characters were not portrayed as people who feel the need to do dramatic things such as throw dishes at each other. Nora Roberts seems to be confused about how to portray someone as a fully living human unless they get stupid and act in ways that I would not let my kids act in! She also seems to think they need to get violent with each other to prove their love. I am not buying it! It is a shame because I liked the basic story line if it could have had less drama.

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    Frances 08-09-12
    Frances 08-09-12

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    "Great story, but performance: Meh."

    So I am rediscovering my favorite Nora Roberts stories through audible.com and knew I would love this series since I'd read it years before... which I thoroughly did... heartwarming and unexpected.
    I didn't approach the story with a preconceived idea about how the voices should sound, since I'd read the story so long ago, but, my goodness, the voices the reader created for these three brothers were a bit off the mark. One brother was fine. One 30-ish year old brother sounded like a toothless, octogenarian, and one, also a 30-ish year old, sounded like a whiny, pre-pubescent boy... it was jarring, to say the least.
    Usually, if a voice doesn't quite match my image of a character, I am able to be swept away in the story by the end of the third chapter and realize that I don't notice the disparity between what I imagined and what I am hearing. But this time, every time one of these brothers entered a scene, the horror of their voice performance was a fresh and undiluted as the first time I heard it.
    I noticed that the same narrator performs the 2nd but not the 3rd and 4th books in the series, so I will l probably continue listening... BUT the 2nd book is the story told from the point of view of the 2nd brother (the toothless octogenarian I mentioned before)... and I truly don't know if I can manage to listen to the reader's rendition of this character for a whole book... sad because it was my favorite of the series.

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    Nancy H. Brown Raleigh, NC 07-30-12
    Nancy H. Brown Raleigh, NC 07-30-12 Member Since 2014

    nhba

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    "Great Story"

    I got this without realizing I had already read it and the other two parts of the trilogy. I enjoyed listening to it again but remembered that I had not found the other two parts as captivating so did not order the audio for those two. It's a good story.

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    Martha Healy 06-21-12

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    "Ok, but not enough to go for the rest of the serie"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. There are better ones out there.


    If you’ve listened to books by Nora Roberts before, how does this one compare?

    I LOVE her "In Death" series and have all 38. This one drones compared to those.


    Did Sea Swept inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, try another series.


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    Cecilia Port St Lucie, FL, United States 05-08-12
    Cecilia Port St Lucie, FL, United States 05-08-12

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    "Relaxing and Fun. A good mini vacation"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, we all need to get away at times. This book will do it for you


    If you’ve listened to books by Nora Roberts before, how does this one compare?

    N/A


    What aspect of David Stuart’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing. He is quite good


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I prefer her books that deal with the magical and spiritual aspect. This book was too much like a Harlequin Romance, for me.

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    Amazon Customer Southfield, MI, United States 03-05-12
    Amazon Customer Southfield, MI, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2015

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    "LOVE THIS SERIES"

    This, the first of 4 books in the series is my favorite. It sets the foundation, and introduced the main characters of the series. Cameron is a man's man. He loved his parents unconditionally; therefore he's able to love his brothers unconditionally. Despite the questionable circumstances under which Seth came into the family, he was accepted simply because their father asked them to take care of him. That settled it. Cam's less than stellar housekeeping skills are hilarious; the dishwasher scene is classic. This book will make you laugh and cry, which in my book makes for an excellent read/listen.

    I read all four, and am looking forward to experiencing them in their audio version.

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    Rhonda Borger, TX, United States 02-18-12
    Rhonda Borger, TX, United States 02-18-12 Member Since 2008
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    "I haven't even finished this book yet..."

    I am almost finished with listening to this book and can say, I love it. The social issues and emotional issues this novel covers will have you laughing, cheering, and crying.

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    Barbie Stipe 02-17-12 Member Since 2008
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    "excellent"

    Great Story Great narrator - I've read this book then bought it on tape and now have bought it again for my mp3 as I love the story. This is the first book in a really good series. Romance for sure but with some super personalities and very well written. One of the very best.

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    Cynthia 11-23-11
    Cynthia 11-23-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Outstanding Series"

    Of all of the series books written by Nora Roberts this is my favorite one. I love how she tells each brothers stories. This first book in the series starts with Cameron Quinn. It tells about the tragedy of losing his father, reuniting with his brothers, gaining a new little brother, finding love and started a new business. I go back and listen to the series once every two to three months and hear something that I didn't the previous times. Even my husband and his friend enjoyed listening to them. I recommend listening to them all. Starting with Sea Swept, Inner Harbor, Rising Tides and Chesapeake Blue.

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