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The Next Always: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1 | [Nora Roberts]

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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    shirley Los Lunas, NM, United States 12-01-11
    shirley Los Lunas, NM, United States 12-01-11 Member Since 2012
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    "book was good, the reader is awful;"

    Your reader is BAD!!!!!!!!!! hope she is not the one reading the next one, some reader are better than others.

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    Elizabeth 11-26-11
    Elizabeth 11-26-11 Member Since 2010
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    I love this first book from Nora, but the narrator sucked!!! Sandra Burr would be excellent for this continuing trilogy!

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    Mara EUREKA, CA, United States 11-22-11
    Mara EUREKA, CA, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2010

    I love audiobooks. They are so convenient.

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    "Narrator Not Up to Par"

    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.

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    sdgresham 11-21-11
    sdgresham 11-21-11
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    "Classic Nora Roberts"

    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.

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    Lynn Davis Brandy14 11-20-11
    Lynn Davis Brandy14 11-20-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Liked the story but..."

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 11-15-11
    Gary Colorado Springs, CO, United States 11-15-11 Member Since 2010

    Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.

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    "As Always!"

    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.

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    MaryAnn from Wilmington Delaware 11-12-11 Member Since 2012

    Mary Ann Wilmington, Delaware

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    "WOW!!! Great Read"

    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.......

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    EnVee JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, United States 08-10-14
    EnVee JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, United States 08-10-14
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    "Next please"

    A bit disappointing.Usually Nora Roberts has great books but this one was a bit bland, repetitive & time consuming.This might've been better as an LMN movie instead of a book. Get it done & over with in an hour & a half.I am hoping that the next two books in this trilogy gets better.The narrator was good as far as doing the mens voices but can not do womens voices at all & the children,horrible.They came off as whiney children,it was like listening to nails being scraped across a chalk board.Might be better to just read the book who know's but I know that I usually enjoy Nora's books but this wasn't one of them.The story was o.k.

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    Valerie clearfield, UT, United States 04-16-14
    Valerie clearfield, UT, United States 04-16-14 Member Since 2010

    wife,mother, hard worker... and lover of romance and wit

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    "Super BAD Narration!"

    this is one book that you should read hard copy...

    If I were to critique the performance I would say, the narrator does ok ( not great but ok) for the male voices, is mildly annoying for the female (except when he does an excited female ...then it bumps up several notches to painful) but its the children's voices that make you think of nails on a chalk board and other equally pleasant sounds.

    the story itself seems ok... kind of an updated version of the Macade brothers series with its own flare.

    but the story is eclipsed by the super bad quality of the narration... like I said the children's voices in particular... its a scary mix of whinny, screeching, with a distinct lisp and a touch of drunken slurring...

    how the narrator was able to get all that into one character type (children and females) is beyond me but it made my ears want to bleed

    skip the audio version of this book!... its less convenient but go for the hard copy

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    Patricia L. Ross Cornville, ME United States 04-02-14
    Patricia L. Ross Cornville, ME United States 04-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Slow start but glad I kept listening"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed the story line and will actually purchase the next one in the series.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The paranormal aspect kept me intrigued.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narration of I the children's voices drove me crazy...too whiny


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

    this book wasn't one I wanted to hear all at once...but instead kept me on the treadmill all week..


    Any additional comments?

    Not one of my favorite "Nora" series but I enjoyed the listen and will put purchase the next book in the series

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