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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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    tgp157 Alabama, USA 10-01-12
    tgp157 Alabama, USA 10-01-12
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    "Story is Excellent!! Narration takes patience"

    Wonderful story. The detail in the descriptions of the Inn makes me want to go to Boonsboro MD. I've even mapped out a trip for the future to include a couple of nights at the Inn. The narration take patience to get used to. He does an excellent job with the three brothers & with the younger women. Unfortunantly, his voices for the children & the older women go to the extremes. Good news though--I listened to the second book in this serie which is narrated by the same actor & he does much much better.

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    Jerry 09-30-12
    Jerry 09-30-12
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    "Another Great Trilogy"

    Classic Nora Roberts. As always Nora Roberts delivered a great trilogy full of romance.

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    Jessica Manassas Park, VA, United States 09-18-12
    Jessica Manassas Park, VA, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book but the kids voices were awful!"
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    Once again, Nora Roberts delivered a great book. The narrator does a pretty good job at making each character sound different. I must say though that it was torture listening to him try to perform the children.

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    Teresa Dexter, MI, United States 09-17-12
    Teresa Dexter, MI, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story to start the series"
    What did you love best about The Next Always?

    I love the character development in Nora Roberts' books. This was no exception. Although the recipe seems to be repeated from other series there were enough differences to make this really enjoyable. A few nice twists too.


    What other book might you compare The Next Always to and why?

    The McKade Brothers books by Nora Roberts. Similar premise with brothers finding true love.


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    Becket for sure.


    Any additional comments?

    If you get past the shrill children's voices from the performer the rest is pure pleasure!

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    Michelle Losch VERNON, VT, US 09-03-12
    Michelle Losch VERNON, VT, US 09-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A good story - could have been much better!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes - Only because the following books were better and the characters where good


    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader was horrible for the women's and kids voices. Having listened to over 300 audiobooks - I'd say it is close to the worse narrator ever.


    Any additional comments?

    This book could have been so much better if N. Roberts would have spent less time describing the rebuilding of the inn. May because I knew this was based on an inn she owns and remodeled made me feel like I was reading an infomercial. The character parts were great but she could have developed the story line of the characters more and the inn less.

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    Ellen A. Wilson 08-29-12

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    "Full of fun,spooky,romance and everyday living"
    Would you listen to The Next Always again? Why?

    I first read the book the got the audiobook so I could listen to it again while driving. I am a truck driver so I can not always read. So many books carry only 1 or 2 themes but this one had alot more and moved at a pace that grabbed you by the pants.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Next Always?

    The ghost and her way of dealing with the live humans and in turn the humans dealing with the ghost.


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    They all blended in so well with each other but if I had to pick one it would be the ghost.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not only did I cry and laughed but did not want to stop listening till the story was done.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the rest of the trilogy. I enjoy the trilogy lines that Nora Roberts does.

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    Debbye LEWISVILLE, TX, United States 08-27-12
    Debbye LEWISVILLE, TX, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Uplifting"
    What made the experience of listening to The Next Always the most enjoyable?

    Great cast of characters. At first I had a hard time adjusting to a man reading a woman's part? Yet the further I got into the book I was hooked! Good mix of romance and mystery as well as a bit of a thriller! I loved it and I'm on book 2 of the trilogy.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationships.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    It was an adjustment because I'm used to female readers.


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

    Not at first. A couple chapters in I was glued to it! Couldn't put it down!


    Any additional comments?

    Definately worth the read! Thanks

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    Brenda 08-21-12
    Brenda 08-21-12
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    "Another of Nora Roberts' Excellent Books!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Depending on whether she likes this sort of book, I definately would recommend it as a good read.


    What other book might you compare The Next Always to and why?

    The "Three Sisters" trilogy. Because, again it's got the romance and the mystery of most of Ms. Roberts' books.


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    Claire, hands down.


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    Ginger Tampa, Florida 08-17-12
    Ginger Tampa, Florida 08-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "This book will pull on your heart"
    What did you love best about The Next Always?

    This book is so adorable, you feel like you are there and every woman in America is going to fall in love with Beck!


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    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 08-15-12
    Nancy St Charles, MO, United States 08-15-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Narration was awful."
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    I was unable to listen to this book because of the narration - unless I wanted something to put me to sleep. It was so slow and had LONG pauses. I finally sped the playback up by 1/2 speed.. to 1.5 speed playback. It was much more tolerable. But, that is all I'll say... tolerable.

    If I were Nora Roberts or Brilliance Audio, I'd have these books re-read. This is awful and a real disservice to the books.

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