We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Next Always Audiobook

The Next Always: Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1

Regular Price:$13.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (3211 )
5 star
 (1644)
4 star
 (945)
3 star
 (412)
2 star
 (104)
1 star
 (106)
Overall
4.3 (2848 )
5 star
 (1559)
4 star
 (818)
3 star
 (325)
2 star
 (77)
1 star
 (69)
Story
4.2 (2849 )
5 star
 (1460)
4 star
 (796)
3 star
 (339)
2 star
 (128)
1 star
 (126)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Michele 03-13-12
    Michele 03-13-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    18
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Amazon Customer 03-11-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Kimberly Kansas City, MO, United States 03-10-12
    Kimberly Kansas City, MO, United States 03-10-12 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    David 03-09-12
    David 03-09-12

    David and Caroline

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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
  •  
    Teetle 03-05-12
    Teetle 03-05-12 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    115
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I liked it: storyline, narration, and all."

    Male narration of this novel is fitting since it is told from the leading man's perspective and the lead female has three boys. The male characters are written to be stronger, more fully developed characters than the females in this novel. I see several negative comments about the narration, but I don't think they are considering how a male narrator is enriching this audiobook. I wouldn't have wanted to have heard this read by a female narrator because it would have lost something in the translation.

    All of the reviewers can agree that this will be a highly anticipated series. I look forward to the next installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jackee Goovigen, Australia 03-04-12
    Jackee Goovigen, Australia 03-04-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    49
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    141
    30
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Well Done Nora Roberts"

    I loved this book. But I can't find 2 & 3. I must have them I want to find out what happens to the other brothers. The narrator was good easy to listen to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    SBNRM 03-02-12
    SBNRM 03-02-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    67
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love it!!!"

    I really loved this book! Beckett's character is believable, tough and sweet at the same time. Claire is the typical "Mom next door" The children in the story were really my favorite part... I cant wait for the next two books in the trilogy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jules Woods Cross, UT, United States 02-24-12
    Jules Woods Cross, UT, United States 02-24-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved the story, but horrible narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Next Always to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version as of yet but plan to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the story line and the setting. I was also really taken by the plot this one felt a little different than some of her other books.


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

    I think that I will try to avoid him from now on. Although if it is another one of Nora's books I will just have to suck it up and deal with it, as I am not willing to give up one of her books.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator made the little boys sound like they were drunk or had some sort of speech problem. I mean really has he ever heard a little boy talk?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 02-21-12
    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 02-21-12 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    24
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    99
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Story!"
    What did you love best about The Next Always?

    The overall story was excellent. I love how Nora Roberts incorporated the ghost as well. She makes the story feel real and you forget that you are listening to a book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The kids in the story and how they interacted with Becket.


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

    At first I was worried about him being able to do the female parts but he nailed it. His range and tone were perfect for the story and really brought out its best quality.


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

    When the ghost starts turning on and off the lights and slamming the doors to try and warn Becket, Hope and Avery that Claire was in trouble. When she fogged the mirror and wrote on it, I felt goosebumps run up and down my arms and neck.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the rest of the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Joanne V. Bean Bangor, PA United States 02-07-12
    Joanne V. Bean Bangor, PA United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2014

    Frankiegram

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "GET READY FOR A NAP"

    Don't waste your money. I couldn't even listen to the whole thing. After listening to the first two discs, I almost didn't get the book to finish the story. The audio reading was sooooo slow I actually got bored listening. I gave the audio to a friend who is visually impaired and borrowed the book. This audio almost ruined for me the next two books in the trilogy. I will READ the next books.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.