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Publisher's Summary

Seattle, 2010. When her entrepreneur husband dies in an accident, Michelle Preston Richardson, 48, finds herself childless and directionless. She yearns for the simpler days of her youth, before she followed her high school sweetheart down a road that led to limitless riches but little fulfillment, and jumps at a chance to reconnect with her past at a class reunion. But when Michelle returns to Unionville, Oregon, and joins three classmates on a spur-of-the-moment tour of an abandoned mansion, she gets more than she asked for. She enters a mysterious room and is thrown back to 1979.

Distraught and destitute, Michelle finds a job as a secretary at Unionville High, where she guides her spirited younger self, Shelly Preston, and childhood friends through their tumultuous senior year. Along the way, she meets widowed teacher Robert Land and finds the love and happiness she had always sought. But that happiness is threatened when history intervenes, and Michelle must act quickly to save those she loves from deadly fates. Filled with humor and heartbreak, The Journey gives new meaning to friendship, courage, and commitment as it follows an unfulfilled soul through her second shot at life.

©2012 John A. Heldt (P)2015 John A. Heldt

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Unusual Time Traveling Story.

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

The Journey is a good book. It has an interesting plot with a new twist on time travel. It is told at an even, tranquil pace. It is a clean, family friendly book. No violence, sex, or inappropriate scenes.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Journey?

There are several memorable scenes in this story. The scene where Michelle first leaves the Franklin house and realizes that she has gone back in time leads to many memorable scenes. It is memorable when Michelle tells Michael Land to do whatever it takes to get his friend to come home in order to avoid the Iraq hostage situation. Michelle taking on a drunken student and forcing him to get out of his car in order to save his life is memorable. The ending of the story is unexpected. It is oddly satisfying and well done.

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

No, this is a new narrator for me. She did a great job.

If you could rename The Journey, what would you call it?

Take Two--A Chance to Tell Your Younger Self How Best to Live Your Life.

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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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What did you love best about The Journey?

'The Journey' was, a fantastic audiobook. It was well thought out, engaging, and the characters were realistic. I think the latter is the reason I didn't want to book to end.

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Meh

The characters are so cookie cutter.
The narrator has the expression of an announcer at a grocery store.

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Maybe A Nice Story

I could not get into this story. But it was a journey into time travel. I was given this book in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook boom. After her husband dies from a fall climbing rocks Michelle, a 48 year old, is transported back 30 years and meets her young father. She is able to relive some of the things that she did when she was young.

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Time Travel at it's best

What made the experience of listening to The Journey the most enjoyable?

This is the first book that a time traveler stays and lives in the past. Awesome!

What other book might you compare The Journey to and why?

Maybe the Oulander series however this one is someone who really takes the Journey

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

Yes. Caroline Miller is a very good narrator.

Who was the most memorable character of The Journey and why?

Michelle as it is her Journey.

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Well written twist on an old storyline

I received the audio as a gift from the author, but that has not influenced this review.
This is a fun series of time travel storylines set in the Pacific Northwest. The author does a great job of weaving real historical events into the lives of his interesting characters.
This book specifically was slightly less produced the the first in the series and for good reason; only the first novel was published through the mainstream. The differences show in some of the dialogue and the less skilled narration, but overall the storyline is well written and enjoyable. I didn’t see the end coming and I’m glad for it. It was quite emotional.

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I loved this story

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As with all of John A Heldt books, there is history in all of these. This one in particular has a time traveler that is my age, so I could really relate to the time and place that she went back to and the history during this period.. I knew where I was during these historical events, which made this book even more special.

When Michelle goes back to 1979/80 and meets her younger self Shelley, (I think I'd be a little more surprised).. but has an opportunity to change some small things.

Caroline Miller did an awesome job narrating this book.. Highly recommend.

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Interesting

This was a really interesting story once I got into it. It was a bit slow at times and a few things confused me a bit but overall it was a really interesting time travel story.


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"The Journey" a Time Travel Book

This was a good book with good characters and a good plot. There was no sex, violence or cussing which is a plus. I was voluntarily provided this free review by the author, narrator or publisher

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Excellenet Time Travel with a Twist Story

The Journey: Northwest Passage, Book 2 was an excellent audiobook. I have never read or listened to the first in the series but it did not impact my enjoying this story at all. The story starts in 2010 when Michelle, newly widowed goes back home to her 30th High School reunion on Friday the 13th. She married Her high school boyfriend, he becomes a rich driven man who recently died in a climbing accident. While going around a local old house with friends from the reunion sharing memories. She enters a room and is transported 31 years into the past to the fall of her senior year of High School. After the shock has worn off she realizes the opportunity she has to make positive changes in peoples lives. I really loved this audiobook. I highly recommend it. It was just really entertaining and enjoyable.

The narration was done by Caroline Miller and she does an awesome job. I look forward to hearing more of her performances.

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  • Vicki Bourke
  • 11-26-20

Ok story as a stand-alone

Even though as listed as the 2nd book in the series there really was no link to the first book until a small cameo close to the end.