• The Next Always

  • Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (164 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The historic hotel in BoonsBoro, Maryland, has endured war and peace, changing hands, even rumored hauntings. Now it’s getting a major facelift from the Montgomery brothers and their eccentric mother. As the architect of 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 15....

©2011 Nora Roberts (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Not a fan of the narrator.

I love Nora Roberts books, but do not like the men narrator. When he does the women's lines it just doesn't sound natural. This is a good book with just the right amount of suspense. Would definitely recommend this book, but not the audio.

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The narration killed a really good book!

The story was wonderful. I went to the store and actually bought the book for a really good read. Only got a chapter into the audible version, and could NOT get passed the narration. Please no more MacLeod Andrews!

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For beeing abriged, it was great.

It had me listening to with non stop excitement. Normally I don't care for books that are abriged, but with this one I didn't even notice it. I hope they get unabriged soon.

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Need a new narrator

36 minutes in and I had to stop. I’m returning this book, the narrator is so bad. The inflections are all in the wrong place and he needs to swallow the spit in his mouth or something. I have no idea what was happening because I couldn’t follow along with distracting narration.
I love Nora Roberts and I always have an audiobook on…in the car, doing house work, before I go to bed. This is only the second book I have ever stopped listening to…because of bad narration. I can usually get past it. It sucks, because I was excited about this story line. I will have to read the paper copy of it instead.

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One of my FAVORITES!

This book is amazing. Once you start you can stop! Awesome performance by the reader!

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I love this book so much!!! this was my 4th time! what a fantastic series!

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Good story, bad narrator

I enjoyed the story, but this narrator has one decent female voice; all of the others sounded like old hags or drag queens.

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Enjoyed her “feel good” novels!

Nora Roberts did it again. She never fails. It is so subtle, witty, funny & touching. I love when she writes about close-knot families & good friends from childhood. These topics are close to my heart. I’ve read her trilogies in the past & they are favorites of mine. Can’t wait to get hold of book 2 of Inn BoobsBoro Trilogy, where the 2 brothers & their love interests are introduced. More power to Nora Roberts.

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Enjoyable

What made the experience of listening to The Next Always the most enjoyable?

The characters and the suspense

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

The ghost

Which scene was your favorite?

The ghost helps saves one of the main characters

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

You could

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Nora's Usual!

Where does The Next Always rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Great book! This is one of the situations that I hate to be in..... waiting for the next in the series to come out!

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

YES!!!