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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (26,233 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nora Roberts Narrator: David Stuart Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Cameron Quinn is a world-famous hydrofoil racing champion. He has just won another international boat-racing competition and taken his winning streak to Monte Carlo, where it continues at the baccarat tables. He finally calls it quits for the evening and heads back to his room, a beautiful, equally famous model attached to his side.

Just as Cameron is deciding it's going to be a great week, the telephone rings with word that his father has been in an automobile accident and is hanging onto his life by a thread. Cameron drops everything and rushes back to his father's home in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay.

He returns just in time to hear his dying father's last request -- and to accept it -- a promise to help save Ray Quinn's fourth son, just as Ray had saved Cameron and his two brothers, Ethan and Phillip, from lives that would have destroyed them before they reached adulthood.

Even though it means Cameron must return to the little cottage by the Bay and put his exciting new life on hold, he knows he must honor his father's wishes.

There is another life, that of ten-year-old Seth, depending on Cameron.

Sea Swept takes the listener into the world of four brothers, all foster-turned-adopted children of Ray and Stella Quinn, all who came from abusive childhood backgrounds, each with a tale more horrific than the last.

What Cameron Quinn -- racing show extraordinaire -- does not see coming is how this decision will radically change his life in ways he could not imagine.

The dynamics among Cameron and his two brothers, newcomer Seth and an ambitious, determined and beautiful social worker named Anna, create a suspenseful and satisfying experience for Roberts' fans everywhere.

Bestselling author Nora Roberts lives in Keedysville, Maryland. She grew up in a family as the only daughter and had four older brothers.

She wrote her first book, "Irish Thoroughbred," in 1981 and has never put down her pen. She has published more than 200 books and has been translated into more than 25 different languages.

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... Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josette | 2/19/2014

    " This is the first book in a four-part series chronicling the lives and loves of the men (and women) of Chesapeake Bay. I loved Nora Roberts' Northern Lights, but wasn't totally convinced by her Bride Quartet series (too sappy!); this, however, was fab - will definitely read the next three. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 2/12/2014

    " I loved this entire series of books. I enjoyed the setting and the characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Kersting | 2/6/2014

    " I really would give this book and the others in the series 6++++ This is my favorite series ever written by Nora Roberts. All four of the Quinn brothers will melt your heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lover of Romance | 2/1/2014

    " When Cameron hears that his father, is on his deathbed, he rushes home in Maryland. Cameron, having been adopted by Raymond and Stella Quinn, whom found him a young boy, lost and alone, coming from a terrible situation. They loved him and his two brothers they brought into their home, Ethan and Phillip. When Cameron rushes home after traveling the world doing boat races, he finds that becoming a guardian to a young boy Seth, is far more challenging than he ever suspected. After the loss of his father, he and his brothers must take him in and keep their word to their father, to protect him as they were protected and taken in. There is a twist to this story, where Cameron is faced with Seth's social worker, who is sexy and he knows that things are about to get more complicated than he ever thought. Anna, after being given Seth's case, is very intrigued of the aspect of three grown single men willing to raise a young boy, when they have their own lives. However the one that she is faced with and that attracts her is the handsome yet reckless Cameron. As she spends time with Cameron and the young boy Seth, she starts to realize that there is something vital that is happening between her and Cameron, that she can no longer deny to herself, where she finds a love and a family she never expected to find. I have read Sea Swept but it was a long time ago, and so I thought that I would try reading this series again, especially since I loved it so much. And I am so glad that I did, I just loved Cameron's story. We have two characters that have strong personalities and they certainly do clash frequently. Anna intent for Seth is to make sure he finds a good home, and the more time she spends with him and the Quinns she comes to realize that he is making himself at home on the Chesepeake Bay, that it would be more healing for him to stay then to leave. There is also a threat on the horizon that will involve the whole family, which will take Anna and Cameron working together, but what neither one of them expects is to fall in love with one another. Its definitely one of my favorite books so far to read by Nora Roberts, I love the whole scenario with them having to raise this young boy who came from a horrific living situation and where they learn that love truly can be a healing balm. It has a strong plot, well connected characters and a very emotional side to the romance side of the story, that was a delightful and thrilling to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorothy | 1/31/2014

    " This was a decent read. Not one of her best though. I was hoping for more. Some parts I didn't find believable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela Stone | 1/29/2014

    " I love pretty much anything Nora Roberts writes, but if I had to pick one series the Chesapeake Series would be it and Sea Swept if my favorite of the four. I don't know how many copies of this book I've bought as I keep loaning it out and it mysteriously doesn't get returned. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Books are my Pyrocant | 1/28/2014

    " This is the first of Nora Roberts novels that I have read. I must say, are they all this great? She is a beautiful writer both technically as well as her storytelling. Sea Swept had both a strong male and female lead. All the characters were well developed. The story was easy, consistent, engaging and I felt invested. I love a beautiful romance but just as much, I love to read about brothers/men and their relationships with each other. It was a simple, beautiful and enjoyable first installment in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/27/2014

    " Favorite in my 20's "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Kitzberger | 1/25/2014

    " The first in the series. Very good. Had me crying almost from the beginning. Pulling for Seth the entire book. Left me hanging for the sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicolene Van | 1/15/2014

    " The 4 Brothers out at sea. Loved all 4 brothers and all 4 books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 1/5/2014

    " First book by Nora Roberts. Pleasently surprised. Will start book two straight away "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/3/2014

    " No one creates family like NR. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ellen | 12/1/2013

    " Nora Roberts can write some really nice stories. I loved Montana Sky and am really enjoying this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billie Poore ansbro | 11/24/2013

    " Easy read that kept me interested. Not one of those "can't put it down" books. I'm going to finish the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor Timms | 11/15/2013

    " My all time favorite Nora Roberts quartet. I read them over and over again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 11/11/2013

    " I enjoyed the heart warming scenes and ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 11/5/2013

    " This was a good series too! Cant help but fall in love with the family and the town. You feel like you're part of them. Great sex scenes too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claudia | 4/18/2013

    " Interesting enough that I gotta listen to the rest of the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Renee | 12/9/2012

    " The books in this series are my all time favorites. I read all four at least once a year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget Pekah | 11/2/2012

    " easy read 1st in a trilogy. Like that the series is about men that were adopted and had a tough childhood that was made better with the adoption. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 10/14/2012

    " This was my second series I read by Nora Roberts. I really enjoyed this. By the time I finished I was so jealous that I wasn't a part of the Quinn family. Roberts weaves relationships beautifully and you can't help but want a piece of it for yourself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Keune | 10/4/2012

    " A slightly different plot about 3 brothers instead of three women all Norma Roberts novels have the same pattern and are somewhat predictable . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica B | 7/7/2012

    " A great start to this series. A different aspect as the main characters are male. One of my favourites to date. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 4/13/2012

    " It's exactly what you would expect it to be. Cheesy romance, but its still entertaining and the characters are nice enough and not whiny. It's not my favorite but it's ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 4/9/2012

    " Brain candy. Follows the Nora Roberts formula. So much so I was wondering if I had read it already. Exactly what I needed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irma Colabrese | 7/22/2011

    " This is my favorite series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 6/28/2011

    " This was a re-read for me. Now, I finally own the whole series. This was originally a trilogy, but she gave in to reader pressure and wrote a fourth. I really enjoy this series. So much so that I read this book on Saturday. Yep, 1 day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 6/6/2011

    " I love this book it makes my heart melt every time I read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 5/27/2011

    " The first of 4 books. Nice beach reading even when not at the beach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade | 5/22/2011

    " This is my first Nora Roberts book and i LOVED it! I loved the romance but most of all the power of love in this family. And I laughed a lot too! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 4/26/2011

    " I think I would have liked this book a whole lot better if I felt more for the characters. Cameron and Anna were not favourites of mine. However, the book was well written and had a great plot. Its pacing was brilliant. For this reason, I will read the next book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandria | 4/25/2011

    " Wonderful book, love the characters. Can't wait to read the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " just noticeably formulaic but good characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 3/29/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/28/2011

    " This was a very good start to a series!! Ill elaborate more when I have finished the last one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ila | 3/10/2011

    " To me, reading any book by Nora Roberts is like comfort food, a blanket on a cold night and a warm hug all rolled into one and this book was no different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 2/27/2011

    " Good first installment of the series. There are four in The Chesapeake Bay Saga. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rita | 2/20/2011

    " Not one of my favorite Nora books! Very predictable. But yes, I will probably read the other two in the series eventually. I need to find out what happened to the father. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 2/16/2011

    " BEAUTIFUL BEGINNING TO A SERIES....HAS YOU GUESSING WHAT IS TO BECOME OF THE QUINN FAMILY AND IS RAY QUINN REALLY A GOOD GUY!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mareli | 2/16/2011

    " great book. All very charming alpha males with a past but wonderful men. I loved this book. "

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About the Author
Author Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two hundred novels. She is also the author of a bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb, her other pseudonyms being Jill March and Sarah Hardesty. She was the first author inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

About the Narrator

David Stuart is the pseudonym of a talented actor, playwright, and voice artist who has performed in theaters in New York and throughout the United States, in several soap operas on American television, as well as in feature films. David has narrated several audiobooks, including titles by Nora Roberts and Robert Crais.