Carl Weber takes listeners back to church in his latest drama-filled novel, the much-anticipated sequel to the New York Times best seller, The Choir Director.
It's been three years since Aaron Mackie succeeded in helping his friend and mentor Bishop T.K. Wilson dig his ministry out of financial ruin. Aaron is also responsible for re-energizing the almost defunct choir into something special. His success has drawn national attention, and he's on the verge of signing a huge recording contract. With his life in order, Aaron decides the time is right to propose to Tia Gregory, the church secretary who caught his eye and inspired him to shed his Tiger Woods-like tendencies to become a one-woman man. The stage is set for what might be the wedding of the year, but quickly becomes the disaster of the year when Aaron is left at the altar without explanation.
Now, during his own hour of need, Aaron turns to the bishop for help. Unfortunately, the line he asks T. K. to cross will force the bishop to choose between faith and friendship, or as he puts it, "between heaven and hell". As the investigation into Tia's disappearance continues, the two men are challenged in ways they never imagined.
©2014 Carl Weber (P)2014 Hachette Audio
"After a church member commits suicide, secrets are exposed that could destroy the church and various relationships as Weber (Up to No Good) successfully explores the multiple megaproblems challenging this church family and scores again with a lively mix of church politics and bedroom follies." (Publishers Weekly)
Yes. The whole story.
Change all the words!
The narrator's did a great job.
Hell no. Because it kinda sucked.
There wasn't much that I liked about this story.
He could have followed the first book a little better. This story was way outta left field from the first book.
The narration was fine.
Not at all! I kept hoping that it would pick up or give me something but it just bombed!
I only gave the story a 3 because I am a fan of Carl Weber.
it was ok i just wished the book would of followed the first...it was a whole different story
yes he is one or my fav authors
A different story and a different ending
It was not what I expected. I'm a CW fan and I have been for a long time but this book was drastically different from his other work.
The narrators did a good job but again the story was confusing.
If I could play editor I would say start over. Tia's whole story was depressing and not to mention the storyline did not match the original story. It wasn't date rape in the original book she was at a party. It was just depressing all of it.
The language. The language from these God fearing, gospel singing congregation was plain carnal.
Yes. About the same.
The storyline went way too far left to be believable. Prostitutes, drugs, murder, repetitive cursing, revenge, premarital sex and adultery -- and these are supposed to be church people we're talking about? Please!
The author made one glaring mistake with the Aaron character. In the previous novel, he painted him as a good guy who was remorseful about his past and sent his victim's family money regularly. In this installment, he said he never gave them a second thought. I won't spoil the ending, but just know that it's totally out of character and made no sense at all.
Never. Totally a waste of my time and a big disappointment as a sequel.
It was ok, considering the material they had to work with.
The book was just okay. I listened to the first novel again right before listening to this one which was a HUGE mistake. This is TOTALLY different from the first novel. I think I would have rated this one higher had he just created entirely new characters and separated it from the first choir director.
I would purchase another Carl Weber book, I think he's talented. Just missed the mark on this one. Why change the personalities of all the characters we grew to love??
hmmmm I don't really have a favorite scene.
I probably would go see it if it were a move. Mainly to just support the author. He's put out great work.
I have no additional comments.
It had alot of twist, which is what Carl Weber does best keep you interested.
The ending, never saw that one coming.
Peppy, was a gentleman he turned his life around for the better.
"I listen to learn"!
Excellent listen. Never wanted to turn it off. Very suspenseful yet entertaining. I hope there is a sequel
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