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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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    D. Eddy Oregon 04-26-12
    D. Eddy Oregon 04-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Book was Amazing"

    I love Nora Roberts and I now want to go visit this town. I found the narrator a little off putting but not too bad.

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    Eileen 04-24-12
    Eileen 04-24-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Annoying Narrator"

    I am not ready to review the story or overall yet as I'm only on chapter 6 of 20 in part one of the book. The problem is I don't know if I can finish listening to this narrator. He's ok when he's just reading but when he does the women and children characters he makes them all sound like they are nimwits that have to whine or yell everything they say. I don't know if I can finish this and feel that I just lost my money on this buy. Maybe you should read this one and not listen to it.

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    Joanna B VonBergen 04-16-12
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    "Loved It!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    I'm already a Nora Roberts' fan, but I really loved this book - romance mixed with some suspense and a little paranormal activity.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Absolutely nothing! I don't think the narrator has done very many romance novels, but I thought his voice was really sultry.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris PERKASIE, PA, United States 03-20-12
    Chris PERKASIE, PA, United States 03-20-12

    Book junkie

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    "Good Story - narrator can't do female voices..."

    This is a classic Nora Roberts love story, a little bit of suspense, a little bit of paranormal, a lot of heat and great dialogue. Can't wait for the net two.

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    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 03-19-12
    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 03-19-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Really enjoyed this"

    Enjoyed this very much and will buy the rest of the series as they are released. Typical Nora Roberts, A little drama, a little romance, a little fantasy. Thats what I love about her writing.

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    ember 03-13-12
    ember 03-13-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Don’t be fooled by the sample narration is bad!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book, maybe, but not the audio book. Did not like the naration, could not finsh the book becuse of him.


    Would you be willing to try another one of MacLeod Andrews’s performances?

    NO! He has a very nice sounding voice but little to no inflection when you need it and the way he acts out the voices is annoying, dull and lifeless. The story seems interesting, But I can’t get pass the monotony. I have a long drive home and this guy was putting me to sleep. On the second day I gave up.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    A better reader


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    Michele 03-13-12
    Michele 03-13-12
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    "My favorite author"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I love the triologies that Nora Roberts writes. T=You are pulled into the lives of the characters in such depth that you end up feeling they are part of your own group of friends


    Any additional comments?

    Audible books are my new best friends.... I can listen as I work and so I am able to multi task in the best possible way

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Slow start but ends well"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Pleasant fiction


    If you’ve listened to books by Nora Roberts before, how does this one compare?

    I thought it on a par with previous books


    Would you listen to another book narrated by MacLeod Andrews?

    Not eagerly. His womens' voices are irritating.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to the next two in the series, but would really prefer a different narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Kansas City, MO, United States 03-10-12
    Kimberly Kansas City, MO, United States 03-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Can't even finish..(pause for 1.5 sec.)...so slow!"
    What would have made The Next Always better?

    Different narrator.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a Nora fan, but I can't finish this book. The narrator was a bad choice: bad pacing, bad intonations for female characters. The producer should have at the very least improved the timing. Truly, I lost track of the dialogue because the pauses between sentences were soooo long. Sorry, Nora, I can't comment on the story...it...is...just...sooooo....slooowwwww.......zzzzzzzzzz......

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David 03-09-12
    David 03-09-12

    David and Caroline

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    "great story"
    Would you listen to The Next Always again? Why?

    loved the many different people that have stories inside the story, gives you the view of the circle of people and how they compliment each other as whole.


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

    the ghost on the stairs talking to the little boy


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    renovation of an old bed and breakfast


    Any additional comments?

    that I purchased the book at a much higher price than it is today.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • tina
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    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!

    2 of 2 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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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???

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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 2 people found this review helpful

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