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Sea Swept Audiobook

Sea Swept: The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Kindle Customer Seattle, WA USA 03-16-16
    Kindle Customer Seattle, WA USA 03-16-16 Member Since 2016

    Amazonian Junkie

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    "sweet."

    It cam recommended. pleasantly surprised it is not the only book. on to book two! the talked on portable phones...lol.

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    juliet 09-20-15
    juliet 09-20-15
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    "Made me want to order a boat from these guys"
    Would you listen to Sea Swept again? Why?

    Yes, I love Nora's style of writing and the strong characters.


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

    I have listened to all 4 in the series and think this first one is the strongest. I love the way she portrays the 10 year old Seth. I think she has his mindset nailed.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Seth first comes home to the brothers and mayhem abounds.


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

    Almost.


    Any additional comments?

    Nora Roberts work is a bit hit or miss for me so I was delighted that, after 4 misses and me about to abandon her, I found this series which has restored Nora to my favorite authors list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ron H. 06-29-15
    Ron H. 06-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Typical Nora Roberts"

    Typical Nora Roberts love trilogy. Can't wait for book two to continue the saga of the four Quinn brothers.

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    Esther Martinez 06-16-15
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    "Didn't care for the performance"

    I didn't care for the southern accent of the performance. Somehow I don't figure Phillip, a strong city guy, having a weak southern accent or Ethan as pathetic and weak as the accent makes him.

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    TooMuchShopping 06-14-15 Member Since 2012
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    "It was ok"

    Bad ending and a little hard to relate to the characters. But, I have read worse and I was entertained.

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    Karen Sterling Heights, MI, United States 06-09-15
    Karen Sterling Heights, MI, United States 06-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not one of her best"

    Too much sex and poor storyline. I have listened to quite a few of her books and really enjoyed them. Bought this one because it was a Nora Roberts and the description looked interesting. More than once I thought about returning it. Would not recommend this book to anyone.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Denver, CO, United States 02-25-15
    Cynthia Denver, CO, United States 02-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just so-so"
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or David Stuart?

    The story lacked a connection with the young boy Seth. I get it is supposed to be a romance novel, and focus on the romantic parties, but really didn't feel a strong connection to the characters.

    David Stuart has an annoying habit of snapping his jaw creating a clashing of teeth during the narration.


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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.

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    Wendy 12-25-14
    Wendy 12-25-14 Member Since 2017
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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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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
  • Ms. C. A. Y. Honiss
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    5/1/17
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    "Great story, not so hot narrator"

    Always love Nora Roberts but it was a struggle as the accents changed. May not be noticeable to others but for me the voices weren't consistent.

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  • 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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