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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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    Sabinennc 12-25-13
    Sabinennc 12-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The most awful book by Nora Roberts"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Nothing, the book was awful, made worse by the truly horrible narration.


    Any additional comments?

    I played this book at 1.5 times the normal speed, because the narrators attempt at sensual was beyond awful. He sounded like he had a very bad fitting set of dentures that moved around in his mouth, making it impossible for him to pronounce anything with an "s".

    I like Nora Roberts, but this is such an unbelievable story. A whole family dedicates all their resources to a hotel? It seems very unrealistic. I guess they are rich, and can afford to squander their money as they please

    .The only thing missing was the local Newspaper reporter to make up the cast of completely unbelievable and unrealistic players in this story.

    I would not recommend this book to anyone but maybe the most hardcore fan of Nora Roberts.

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    Taree SEBASTIAN, FL, United States 12-21-13
    Taree SEBASTIAN, FL, United States 12-21-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Felt like I lived in BoonsBoro"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Next Always?

    Lizzie wrote on the mirror


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

    NO but he was easy to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Recommend and I hope this is a series.

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    F. Langley, BC, Canada 11-30-13
    F. Langley, BC, Canada 11-30-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Great family and friends in BoonsBoro."

    A really nice story. Lovely romance and three husky admirable brothers. MacLeod Andrews has the most sexy easy voice to listen to. Just love his narration. I would buy any Nora Roberts book narrated by MacLeod in preference to a female voice.

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    William Craig 11-20-13
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    "Poor narration"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I could not even make it through this book. The narration is horrible


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His narration was slow and his female and children voices were horrible


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I could get a refund for this book

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    Bryan HOUSTON, TX, United States 10-29-13
    Bryan HOUSTON, TX, United States 10-29-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Drew me in...and I'm Totally Loving It!"

    I'm on book 3 of the trilogy and I've enjoyed every bit of it. I listen to them on my drive to and from work. I find myself not minding running errands on the way home or going the back way, just so I can listen to more..the story and characters pull you in, it's a well put together story line and the readers voice is very nice and fits the characters well...the transition is smooth from one book to the next. I don't want it to end! I hope you take a chance on them and enjoy them like I have!

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    Brenda CUMBERLAND, KY, United States 07-18-13
    Brenda CUMBERLAND, KY, United States 07-18-13
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    "Enjoyed it!"
    What did you love best about The Next Always?

    The story was great, it didn't leave lags or any boring parts, I really liked it.


    Any additional comments?

    A lot of ppl said that they didn't like this series and that it seems more like she (NR) was pushing the Inn instead of telling the story. I don't agree, yes the pride in the Inn is there but it seems to come from the characters as odd as that sounds. I liked it and can't wait to read the others!

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    Juanita Middletown, DE, United States 07-05-13
    Juanita Middletown, DE, United States 07-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "My Words Spoken"
    Would you listen to The Next Always again? Why?

    definitely would listen again. I like to listen to hear anything I might have missed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I think my favorite character was Beckett because he was so very understanding and patient and so very good with the kids and a gentleman.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    I liked most of his voices, except the kids at times.


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

    Real Feelings


    Any additional comments?

    I liked this audio book because I lost my husband when I was very young and Clare aptly reminded me of the feelings I had. It was good to know I was not alone, even if it is fiction.

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    kristy Alrexandria, VA, United States 06-27-13
    kristy Alrexandria, VA, United States 06-27-13
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    "Great story...."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, hope.


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

    The spaghetti story.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    His ability.


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

    When she realized what was holding her back from letting him in.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story,

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    Sandra 06-12-13
    Sandra 06-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Put a smile on my lips and a spring into my step!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Next Always the most enjoyable?

    I love series that continue with charactors already intoduced in previous books. Nora Roberts does this alot. She manages to attach your friendship to her charactors in the 1st book, and by the end of the series... you have an entire new community!
    If your looking for a great way to spend a few days, curl up on your favourite chair with the INN BOONSBORO series!
    I loved them!


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    Jessica 06-11-13
    Jessica 06-11-13
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    "Too slow...can't get into this one"

    I've tried on a few occasions to get into this book, but simply cannot. I think that maybe this author is one that you either love or hate her style of writing. Unfortunately, I'm not a fan.

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