Mark has been pastoring New Vision church for six years now, and all his hard work is about to pay off as the church approaches mega-church status. But while Mark has been busy building the church, his own household has been crumbling to pieces. After ignoring divine guidance, Mark finds himself caught up in the appearance of a scandal that threatens to tear the church apart. And his wife's secrets only add insult to near-fatal injury. Sharla would have done just about anything to be a mother and, actually, she did. She was willing to pay the price for her mistakes, but she never dreamed someone else might have to suffer instead. How close can she come to confessing her past without jeopardizing her future?
Stepping Down is the eighth full-length novel from national best-selling author Michelle Stimpson. As the granddaughter of a pastor and the great-granddaughter of a bishop, she explores a conflict many spiritual leaders still encounter today. Listeners will enjoy this fast-paced, hard-hitting novel that addresses the ageless question: How can a man run the church if he can't run his own household?
©2013 Michelle Stimpson (P)2013 Michelle Stimpson
Get rid of the narrator
the story line was good.
edit out the mistakes
the narrator cleared his throat, and grossed me out. I thought something was wrong with the recording until I realized he was repeating the line because he was not reading it right.
He kept mispronouncing the characters names. This was the worse narrator I have every listened to. Because of William Butler I really did not enjoy this book as much as I should have. Please, please review the people that read for you I can promise you will loose listeners If they have to listen to the gross way this man coughed and cleared his throat on the recording. It was truly gross. Michelle you books are really good please don't make this mistake again.
Not the narrator -- I may purchase another of the author's books.
Family unity and overcoming communication issues.
There were major problems with the clarity of narrator's speech. Inexcusable issues with (mis) pronunciation and enunciation of words. Lacked the appropriate inflections of the voice that would be expected of someone reading a book aloud. Unpolished, unprofessional.
Yes but only if there is a different narrator.
Good story. I like the author's work.
The narrator was awful. He mispronounced many of the words. The "do-overs" we're not edited out. The volume shifted from low to high. Some of the text was skipped (I guess a recording malfunction) but consequently there were parts of the book I didn't hear. AWFUL JOB!
Yes I would be interested in what happened with the ministry and the adopted son.
I enjoyed the story and the characters...this was expected in a Michelle Stimpson book. The voice talent took away from the story because he disrupted the flow. It was hard to differentiate between character speech and the narration. There were errors...not one or two, but many. I don't mind an occasional error in an audibook because there is a lot of reading involved. He had many errors in a row and didn't even try to cover it up. You could hear him mumbling under his breath trying to get back on track. I might try reading a print version because it was over hard to concentrate on this audio book.
The story was good, no offense to the narrator William Butler but the reading was not good, if I saw his name as the narrator of another book I would not purchase it or listen to it.
The book was a good read. The narrator was rereading the book. He was taking deep breathes as well as talking while reading the book. Who doesn't re-record before submitting narration so without doing it right?
Turned Up 4 God
Unique story, because I haven't read many Christian fiction where the pastor was faithful. I really liked it when the pastor visits his relatives, and I LOVED the tone of the readers voice he really sounded like a pastor, but I only gave his performance a 2 because he repeated himself a couple of times and he cleared his throat and sinuses, YUCK!!
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