Next Best Hope by Stephen Woodfin: the author-narrated version

Next Best Hope


Those who follow the pages of Caleb and Linda Pirtle know that in a period of madness, fueled by random demons, I decided around the middle of last year to learn how to narrate and produce audiobooks in a home studio.

That was nine novels ago now.

I have learned many lessons about the voice over gig along the way.

Narrating books is a lonely pursuit.

Kind of like writing them.

One of the saving graces of the task, however, is that a narrator need not produce only his own books.  Through the genius of ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) he also has access to thousands of books awaiting narrators. So of the nine books I have produced thus far five have been written by other people.

It’s almost like I as narrator get to feel the pain of those writers as well as my own.

That’s a plus.  Right?

But I digress.

This blog is supposed to be about my most recent audiobook release: Next Best Hope. It is the second book in the Revelation Trilogy, the first book of which is Last One Chosen.

Last One Chosen

Next Best Hope is the story of the collision of forces in American society, the forces of secularism and conservative Christianity, played out on the national stage.  When advocates from the competing camps lock horns, we see how deadly can be the intersection of faith and politics.

American history is full of such conflict, the sort of thing that played a large part in a bloody civil war, and continues to divide the country.  President Lincoln put it this way in his Second Inaugural address:

 Both read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other.

His words are as true now as they were in 1865.

Here is the publisher’s summary of Next Best Hope  from Audible:

A tightly crafted legal thriller written by an attorney who knows the law.

A national coalition known as the Christian Militants attempts to overthrow the United States government and all hell breaks loose. As the rebellion threatens to divide the nation, two unlikely leaders arise in the opposing camps. Will they save the Union, usher in the Kingdom of God or plunge the United States into all-out civil war?

I hope you will take a moment to click here and visit Next Best Hope on


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