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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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    Mona 07-22-12
    Mona 07-22-12

    Crazy for audiobooks!!

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    "I agree. Bad Narration"

    I don't know why, but whenever I hear or read the narration is by a man, especially for a book of romance, I duck. I just have rarely ever heard a man's voice that even comes close to a woman. It's generally a turn off for me from the get go. I only wish producers would listen to us, the listeners when choosing the readers for their authors. So, I'm sure that this book could have been better if read by someone like Lauren Fortgang who is an outstanding reader of romance novels. For example listen to the sampler of Bad Boys Do. It certainly could have made a huge difference for Ms. Roberts audio book. In fact most of her books could do with better narration.

    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    P. Hauser 07-21-12
    P. Hauser 07-21-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I enjoyed the voice, the story, and I've loved Nora Roberts for decades!


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

    I don't think so, but I'd love to.


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    Betty Rockledge, FL, United States 07-07-12
    Betty Rockledge, FL, United States 07-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved It!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Next Always to be better than the print version?

    I had rented this book awhile ago from Cracker Barrel and was waiting for book 2. When I found book 2 on Audible, I decided to get book 1 and listen to it again before listening to book 2. Glad I did! This book is a nice story, a bit predictable but easy listening at the beach or while driving!


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

    All the Trilogy's by Nora Roberts are very easy to listen to and are very enjoyable.


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

    Love his voice and his dramatization!


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    Amazon Customer Mitchell, SD, United States 07-06-12
    Amazon Customer Mitchell, SD, United States 07-06-12
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    "Will keep you glued to the computer"
    What did you love best about The Next Always?

    The characters in this book are excellent it kept me hanging on the edge wanting more. I have listened to both books now and can't wait for the 3rd installment


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Didn't have one


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

    He is very good and i loved how he voiced the little boys


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

    Yes very much so


    Any additional comments?

    This and the second book of the series are a must have

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    **Yvette** 06-30-12
    **Yvette** 06-30-12 Member Since 2011

    5 Stars - Loved it & will listen to it again 4 Stars - Really liked it & may listen to it again 3 Stars - Liked it but will not listen to it again 2 Stars - Didn't like it very much 1 Star - Hated it

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    "I Liked But Not the Best."

    Not sure I will listen to book 2. A nice love story but not sure what I think of the ghost.

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    Lisa Smith Medford 06-27-12
    Lisa Smith Medford 06-27-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Good book"
    If you could sum up The Next Always in three words, what would they be?

    Good read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Becker. I liked how sensitive he is


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

    ?


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

    When the ghost alerted Becker about Clair's trouble.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the second book.

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    Amazon Customer Dolan Springs AZ 06-26-12
    Amazon Customer Dolan Springs AZ 06-26-12 Member Since 2007

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    "Nora does it again!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Next Always the most enjoyable?

    The story starts with Beckett visiting not only an empty run down building but the ghost that lives there too. It interests the listener to see it to the end so you can see where the story is going. Nora definitely knows how to capture the readers attention. I can't wait for Book 3 to read Ryder's Story. You really fall in love with the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The relationship that Beckett builds with Clare's boys.


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

    Lizzie - she saves the day.


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

    When Lizzie communicates that Clare is in trouble.


    Any additional comments?

    Awesome series - read "the Last Boyfriend" already. Can't wait for Book 3.

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    Doris Leominster, MA, United States 06-25-12
    Doris Leominster, MA, United States 06-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Really bad narration."
    Would you try another book from Nora Roberts and/or MacLeod Andrews?

    The narrator ruined this book for me so much that I'm going to skip the other two in the trilogy. This is a first for me, I've listened to just about every Nora Roberts book out there, some more than once, but I just can't listen to this guy again.


    What didn’t you like about MacLeod Andrews’s performance?

    The woman and children voices were pretty bad, and the men sounded very angry. At times he read too slow.


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    Jessica United States 06-24-12
    Jessica United States 06-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Gotta Love N.R. :)"

    I thought this was a great first installment to the Boonsboro series. If you've read a few of N.R.'s books, you already know that they are going to be fun, often witty, and love will prevail. I love the family dynamics in many of her series, and the fact that you really get to know the entire family as you read each book. Bottom line: If you're already a fan, it's just as good as it always is. If you're a soon-to-be-fan, I highly recommend starting here. :)

    As far as the performance, he sounded great with the guys, of course... but I was a little bothered by how "manly" her inner monologues and voice were. For some reason, it doesn't bother me as much to have a woman read a man's voice, but that's probably because my own inner monologue is female. ;) Aside from that nit-picky bit, the narrator was great and it was an enjoyable listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele TROUP, TEXAS, United States 06-19-12
    Michele TROUP, TEXAS, United States 06-19-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Nora Roberts always writes a good story!"

    Storyline is really good, sometimes a little hard to appreciate because of the bad narration! The female voices are weak and the kids voices are literally horrible!

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