I love Nora, have read/listened to every book but the male narration and specifically this person just threw me off. He was "ok". The story is not bad, but not my favorite audio book by far.
The performance was dreadful and distracted from the story. Perhaps if the book had been
Yes, in fact I'll probably read this book once I've had a chance to forget the audio version.
It was demeaning to the author, characters and the audience.
Yes, the attention to detail about the rehab of the Inn was interesting.
I read the book in text format before getting it in audio form. I fell in love with the characters and setting. I was extremely disappointed with the reading in this format though. The thing that stood out the most to me was the way the narrator changed his voice for the kids. It seemed to me when I read the book that the children were relatively well behaved. The narrator however made one of their voices so grating and so full of whine that I had to turn the book off.
I would say this book is somewhat a combo of The Three Sisters Trilogy and The Chesapeake Bay series both by Nora Roberts.
I feel as though his attempts to change his voice for different characters distracted from the story too much.
This is the first time I haven't been able to finish an audiobook because of the narrator.
Your reader is BAD!!!!!!!!!! hope she is not the one reading the next one, some reader are better than others.
I love this first book from Nora, but the narrator sucked!!! Sandra Burr would be excellent for this continuing trilogy!
I love audiobooks. They are so convenient.
I am listening to THE NEXT ALWAYS right now---The narrator stinks. I do not dislike male narrators. I have many male narrators I like. My favorite male narrator is Scott Brick. Victor Slezak narrates most of Sandra Brown's books and does a wonderful job. Nick Poedhl did a good job reading Nora's BLACK HILLS. This MacLeod Andrews must be new. He's not very good He doesn't do a very good job with the females characters. Had I not started the series I wouldn't finish it because of the narrator.
As one of the reviewers said IT'S THE NARRATOR THAT MAKES THE BOOK. This narrator does not make it in my book.
Wish this book was read by Susan Ericksen or Suzie Breck. They are my favorite female narrators.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. If you are a Nora Roberts fan you will too. It was a bit slow in places, but not for very long. The set up for the next books in the series are obvious, but I am looking forward to reading them. I like the family dynamic between the brothers and their mom, and the small town setting.
I really disliked the narration. In the beginning I wasn't sure I could continue but I kept going and like the story. I'm looking forward to the next book but if it's the same narrator I won't be listening to it.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
The "Next Always" is as alway a Nora Roberts creation thats a pleasure to read. It is so true to life its no wonder you leave it with a smile on your face.
Mary Ann Wilmington, Delaware
What a great book!!! I knew Nora Roberts would not let me down!!! I love stories that leave me thinking about the characters long after I am done with the book!!! I can't wait for Nora Roberts next book.......