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The Journey Audiobook

The Journey: Northwest Passage, Book 2

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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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    pixledust 09-08-16
    pixledust 09-08-16 Member Since 2015
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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.


    Any additional comments?

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mani 11-11-15
    mani 11-11-15
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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.


    Any additional comments?


    This audiobook was provided at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 09-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    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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    Marla 10-31-15
    Marla 10-31-15 Member Since 2016
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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.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Listener 09-26-17
    Listener 09-26-17
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    "I loved this story"

    I was provided this audiobook through Audiobook Boom at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.


    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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    mandy 09-25-17
    mandy 09-25-17 Member Since 2017
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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.


    **I received a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review**

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    Connie Higgins SNYDER, TX, US 09-25-17
    Connie Higgins SNYDER, TX, US 09-25-17 Member Since 2017
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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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    Joseph Mahoney 09-22-17
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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.

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom for an unbiased review.

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    April H. Kansas 09-21-17
    April H. Kansas 09-21-17 Member Since 2010
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    The Journey
    : John A. Heldt

    A very interesting time travel novel. The time frame is shorter than a lot of other time travel books, gives this a fresh prespective. I remember the events of 1979- 1980, as I had just gotten married.

    The interactions between the older and younger protaginst were interesting. I liked the possibilities of changing history by slight changes in the past.

    Second chances, romance and suspense all rolled into a neat package. I'd like more novels like this.


    The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Caroline Miller added emotion and life to this story.



    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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    Rhonda 09-21-17
    Rhonda 09-21-17
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    "Not the average time travel book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would. I usually enjoy time travel books and this was definitely a good one. It was also a nice change from what I am used to. It was well written and the narration was good as well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the idea of encouraging everyone to make better choices to ensure they would have a happier future. Even though she was in everyone's business all the time she was always helpful and kind. She didn't push but rather made them think about what they really wanted by being supportive and taking time to talk.


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

    I thought she did a fine job with the narration.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Michelle's death. I was not expecting it when it happened. Hearing about all the lives she touched and even making a positive difference in the life of someone who didn't even like her was touching.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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