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The Next Always Audiobook

The Next Always: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1

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.
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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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    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."
    Any additional comments?

    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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    Amazon Customer 08-12-12
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    "Not as good as other Noras"

    Slow moving plot. Kids voices were distracting. Hope others in the BoonsBoro series are more worthwhile.

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    Dawn 08-11-12
    Dawn 08-11-12
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    "Very good book, one of the worst narrators ever"
    If you could sum up The Next Always in three words, what would they be?

    Fire the narrator


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Never heard any other books narrated by MacLeod Andrew but he almost ruined this book for me. The women all sound the same and he made the children's voices sound terrible.


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    Lynda Bryie 08-10-12
    Lynda Bryie 08-10-12
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    "Love it! Classic Nora!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I just love this story and I love the way MacLeod Andrews reads it. He gives every character their own voice and never gets them confused. Good job everyone, especially Nora R for writing another great story.


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    Sherri 08-06-12
    Sherri 08-06-12 Member Since 2012

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    "OH, SO GOOD!"

    LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! I want to visit this Inn! This was such a good listen that I just could not put it down! Its sweet but hott when needed - real life hott! Simple but oh so good book! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Waiting on my next credit to get part 2...maybe I should wait until part 3 comes out...?

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    Tuula India 08-06-12
    Tuula India 08-06-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Easy listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Story is nice Nora Roberts style, very easy to listen and enjoy, if romantic stories interest.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Good narration. Bit too long story, but that's what I'm used to with Ms. Roberts.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, have not listened other MacLeod Andwers's performances before.


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    Jennifer Maryville, TN, United States 08-06-12
    Jennifer Maryville, TN, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book!"

    Overall I really enjoyed listening to this book, and I've already started on the second. The narration isnt as bad as some say.

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    cindy west valley, UT, United States 07-31-12
    cindy west valley, UT, United States 07-31-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Who thought it a good idea for a man to narrate"
    What disappointed you about The Next Always?

    The women's and children's voices were so unbelievable I couldn't listen to it. If I could request a refund I would


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I always enjoy her love stories and the decorating of the inn was interesting.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I have heard Mr. McLeod read other stories and he is good at it, but not for this book. I thought it was awful.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Next Always?

    none


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    J. Cox Nevada, USA 07-30-12
    J. Cox Nevada, USA 07-30-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Excellent!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Next Always to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version.


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

    Nora Roberts is ALWAYS dependable.


    Have you listened to any of MacLeod Andrews’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not sure.


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

    When Lizzie saved Claire by getting Aubreys attention.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the boys!

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  • tina
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "I'm hooked!"

    I have always enjoyed Nora Roberts books and going audible has been the best thing ever, as Macleod Andrews, has completely brought the book to life. Any chore which I used to dread, I couldn't wait to do, as it meant I could listen to this book as I cleaned, ironed and took the dog out (in the rain!). Nora Roberts is amazing at connecting you with real characters and I have so enjoyed getting to know Claire and Beckett. I feel connected and that is what a good book does. Brilliant!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Gillian
    Basildon, United Kingdom
    1/29/15
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    "Enjoyed every minute was really sad when it ended"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would. It was a really good story and I was left wanting more. I hope there are going to be sequels where the other friends get a good life too.


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

    I wouldn't compare it to anything. I thought it was quite original in it's story especially a woman with three kids getting a love life!


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

    I enjoyed his reading very much as he brought the characters to life. The choice of narrator is extremely important to a story and I think whoever chose MacLeod Andrews got it spot on with this book.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Widowed, business woman with three kids gets herself a love life....there's hope for the rest of us yet!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and could have listened for a whole lot longer. I really wanted her friends to end up with his brothers too....but, that could be a whole other book!

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  • Sarah
    1/16/14
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    "Run of the mill Roberts"

    Three hunky brothers are converting an old inn. Everyone in town is really keen to see it up and running again, especially the book store owner who has a crush on one of the brothers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • elizabeth sclater
    West Kirby UK
    9/6/15
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    "Love"

    Loved it great story to listen to while out walking the dog or doing house work

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  • Jane
    7/18/15
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    "I gave up at chapter 3"
    What would have made The Next Always better?

    Sorry I found the readers accent too much for me to listen too - the story as far as chapter 3 was OK


    How could the performance have been better?

    not such a strong accent for the reader (it maybe because I'm a Brit that it's too much for me to listen too for long periods)


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  • A.G.Raynor-Krill
    Lincoln, United Kingdom
    5/26/15
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    "Oh dear!"

    This is a soap set in some tiny American town. It is dire - save your money / credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nick
    5/18/15
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    "Excellent"

    Loved it, have read the book but it was good to hear it read out loud.

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  • Laura
    5/4/15
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    "Great read."
    Where does The Next Always rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Really enjoyed this series - fell in love with the brothers, have brought the whole set and loved them all, you really feel like you are part of the family, such different characters!


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Calming voice, relaxed me lots after hard days at work.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisab
    4/7/15
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    "Don't waste your credit"

    This book is a complete waste of a credit, it's dreadful. Oh the tiles, oh the Walls, how wonderful can a wooden bowl be? And as for the endless pit of money, where is it all coming from???

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