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

4.3 (3840 )
5 star
 (2070)
4 star
 (1089)
3 star
 (446)
2 star
 (119)
1 star
 (116)
Overall
4.3 (3427 )
5 star
 (1955)
4 star
 (935)
3 star
 (367)
2 star
 (91)
1 star
 (79)
Story
4.2 (3425 )
5 star
 (1828)
4 star
 (920)
3 star
 (392)
2 star
 (144)
1 star
 (141)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Amazon Customer 01-15-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    67
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Always Enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Next Always to be better than the print version?

    I love audio versions to help pass time doing housework, and driving.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lizzy. She gives a great challenge to the other characters. And, she give the B&B a great feature.


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

    I always want to listen to Nora Roberts book in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    V hampstead, MD, United States 01-14-13
    V hampstead, MD, United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2009
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good delivery, predictable story line"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Filled the time spent driving.


    What was most disappointing about Nora Roberts’s story?

    Predictable, no suspense. First book of N Roberts I've listened to, may be the last.


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

    Gave a face to the characters.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Doubtful


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michele S. Tracy NJ 01-13-13
    Michele S. Tracy NJ 01-13-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy My New Favorite!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you have been a Nora Roberts reader for a long time, you should really read or listen to this trilogy. It has everything you would expect from Ms Roberts. I found the discussions between the brothers to be my favorite part of the books. I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud while listening to this series. I have been reading Nora Roberts books for a long time but I found this set to be extra refreshing. I have to make some long commutes between states every other weekend and I listen to audible books instead of music. I almost look forward to these long drives just so I can continue listening to this series. Thank you Ms Roberts for making my travel time much more enjoyable!! Also, I love the voices MacLeod Andrews uses for all the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the three brothers interact between each other. Reminds me of how my siblings speak with each other. Very easy to relate to.


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

    I have enjoyed his presentation for each character.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Houston mom 01-13-13
    Houston mom 01-13-13 Listener Since 2005

    I love witty, fast-paced books that keep you turning the page.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    134
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    235
    56
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    19
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Thank goodness for 1 1/2 speed"

    As noted in other reviews, the narrator nearly ruins this book with his incredibly plodding performance. His child voices are painful to listen to, and his adult voices difficult to distinguish. If I hadn't already downloaded all three books, I would have returned this one and just read them on my Kindle. Fortunately, another review suggested listening to it in 1 1/2 speed. Thank you! At this speed, it sounded like a normal audiobook so I was able to block out the poor voices and enjoy the story. I was trained in architecture, so I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the Inn and its renovation. As in most of NR's books, it was easy to like the characters and chuckle at their idiosyncrasies. The love story was nicely woven into the backdrop, and was very believable since Claire and Becket had known each other for decades. Overall a very pleasant book that left a smile on my face and had me looking forward to the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 01-13-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 01-13-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    279
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    490
    487
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    39
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Nice love story."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Next Always to be better than the print version?

    I have never read the print version.


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

    The ghostly writing....


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    I have not listened to a narrator that I did not like or grow to like as the story progressed.


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

    I am anxious to listen to the 2nd and 3rd books of the trilogy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Judy Armstrong, IA, United States 01-11-13
    Judy Armstrong, IA, United States 01-11-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fast moving and entertaining."
    If you could sum up The Next Always in three words, what would they be?

    Unbeilevable ending.


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

    Characters worked together well.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    He changed his voice to imitate the characters very well!


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

    The ending made me cry. They made a very good couple.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Julliette Yucaipa, CA, United States 01-06-13
    Julliette Yucaipa, CA, United States 01-06-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    69
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic story, crappy narrator!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Good story. I really enjoyed it.


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

    H.E.L.L. no! The way he voiced the children was CREEPY!!


    Any additional comments?

    PLEASE get rid of this narrator. He is not suited for romances. Maybe a mystery novel with no child characters would be more appropriate for him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    kurt South Windsor, CT, United States 12-31-12
    kurt South Windsor, CT, United States 12-31-12 Member Since 2011

    These reviews are done by his wife :)

    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    240
    22
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "easy going romance"
    What did you like best about The Next Always? What did you like least?

    Story was ok


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

    Not as good as other Nora books


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of MacLeod Andrews?

    He does a TERRIBLE voice for women and kids


    Was The Next Always worth the listening time?

    story makes it worth it


    Any additional comments?

    Don't keep this narrator for romance!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Denise 12-24-12
    Denise 12-24-12
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fun read!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting twist having the guy side of the story along with the ladies. Usually, just from the female character's perspective. Fun. Good humor.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    voice is easy to listen to. Maybe not all of his "whiney kid" voices but most of the rest.


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

    Outright chuckle at some of the true to life comments of a couple of characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carol CLINTON, ME, United States 12-19-12
    Carol CLINTON, ME, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    47
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Kept me listening!"
    Where does The Next Always rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably about an 8


    What did you like best about this story?

    The end was good


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

    Have only lisrened to three. Rates very good.


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

    Not one special moment,


    Any additional comments?

    A little unrealistic but a good listen. After all it is fiction.

    0 of 0 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.