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The Next Always Audiobook
The Next Always
Written by: 
Nora Roberts
Narrated by: 
MacLeod Andrews
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The Next Always Audiobook

The Next Always: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The historic hotel in Boonsboro has endured war and peace, the changing of hands, and even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major face-lift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect in the family, Beckett’s social life consists mostly of talking shop over pizza and beer. But there’s another project he’s got his eye on: the girl he’s been waiting to kiss since he was sixteen.

After losing her husband and returning to her hometown, Clare Brewster soon settles into her life as the mother of three young sons while running the town’s bookstore. Though busy and with little time for romance, Clare is drawn across the street by Beckett’s transformation of the old inn, wanting to take a closer look… at both the building and the man behind it.

With the grand opening inching closer, Beckett is happy to give Clare a private tour - one room at a time, in between blueprint meetings and kindergarten pickups. It’s no first date, but these stolen moments are the beginning of something that could arouse the secret yearning that resides in Clare’s independent heart - and open the door to the extraordinary adventure of what comes next....

©2011 Nora Roberts (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    J Riverton, WV, United States 11-27-12
    J Riverton, WV, United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "OK.."

    I really like Nora Roberts books but this one I almost found unbearable. The narrator tried hard but with so many characters especially three children it was difficult. I felt the story was good and thankfully it picked up near the end but there was toooooo much information on the Inn the discriptions seemed to go on and on. I got tired of hearing about it. I felt it took too much away from the story.

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    Vicki A. Dawson Louisiana 11-27-12
    Vicki A. Dawson Louisiana 11-27-12 Member Since 2015

    Vicki

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    "Average story"
    Where does The Next Always rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was okay. Pretty predicatable in some ways. The ghost adds a little dimension. I plan to read the whole series.


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    Lee Boulder,CO 11-24-12
    Lee Boulder,CO 11-24-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun Trilogy"
    Any additional comments?

    This is really fun light weight listening. I enjoyed the whole series. If you enjoy books with humor, kids, dogs and romance buy this book.

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    carolyn 11-20-12
    carolyn 11-20-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Another great siries by Nora"
    Would you listen to The Next Always again? Why?

    Yes. It was a good book. As always, Nora did not let me down.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was good. Love the way each person had their own personality.


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

    It took me a couple of days to get through becuase of the time I had available to me to read but I could've read it all at once if I had the time. I moved right into the second one and now the third one in the trilogy.


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    Avis 11-08-12
    Avis 11-08-12
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    "Loved this book but the narration got on my nerves"

    The narrator is horrible with kids and women voices. He made the kids voices like they were much younger than they are! A kindergarten child does not speak like a toddler! Drove me NUTS!

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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 11-06-12
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 11-06-12 Member Since 2016

    I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

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    "Good Story, BUT Narration Was Annoying..."

    The Next Always, by Nora Roberts is a good story, but the narration, performed by MacLeod Andrews was found lacking. His character interpretation was annoying, for example, the brothers in this series all sound grumpy, the women sound whiny, and the children are intolerable as they seem to know only one pitch which is just short of screaming tantrums. I considered stopping the audio, but made it till the end. The story was a typically enjoyable Nora Roberts' novel. I'm glad that I was able to finish, but, had I known that the narrator would grate my nerves, I would have skipped this series. Sorry...

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    Angela United States 11-05-12
    Angela United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good Story, but..."
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Next Always?

    Food fight! : )


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I personally had a hard time with the narrator for this story. I enjoyed the story enough to get the books and read them... but the narrator came close to ruining the audio version for me. His male voices are great, but his female voices are horrible to me.


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

    There were multiple moments in the book that were wonderful and moving. Nora Roberts does a wonderful job of balancing details with the story plot line and emotional flow of the story.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great story that I enjoyed. It is classic Nora Roberts, so expect as such.

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    Amazon Customer 11-03-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Entertaining, but the narration jarred."

    I didn't read the book, only listened to the audiobook. The story was fun, but not one of Nora's best. I'm not sure if she was inspired by her own efforts to get a B&B up and running or whether it's an ad for the same. I wonder if there will be a fire in the series like there was in RL.

    I listened to this while I was repainting my bedroom and enjoyed it except for the narrator's version of the children's voices. They went right through my eardrums like a spike! It was very unpleasant! It may not affect men the same, as I listened to part of it in the company of a friend and he thought the narration of the children's voices was well done, but he didn't like the treatment of the women's voices.

    I can offer a mild recommendation of this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie ROUND ROCK, TEXAS, United States 10-29-12
    Debbie ROUND ROCK, TEXAS, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Did not like the Narrator."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No


    What did you like best about this story?

    Enjoyed the story line


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of MacLeod Andrews?

    Susan Erickson


    Did The Next Always inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I love Nora Roberts and usually enjoy listening to her books, however, I did not like the way MacLeod Andrews narrated the children.

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    Gabrielle jackson, MI, United States 10-29-12
    Gabrielle jackson, MI, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellant Listen"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole thing


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a really good job on all the female voices.


    Any additional comments?

    Another great series, I can't wait to listen to the 3rd book and see what happens with "Lizzie."

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