Northwest Passage

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 150 ratings

The Mine Publisher's Summary

In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can't use, money he can't spend, and little but his wits to guide his way.

Stuck in the age of Whirlaway, swing dancing, and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books.

But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever.

The Mine follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.

©2012 John A. Heldt (P)2014 Podium Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • The Mine

    • Northwest Passage 1
    • By: John A. Heldt
    • Narrated by: Aaron Landon
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can't use, money he can't spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of Whirlaway, swing dancing, and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Time Travel / Romance

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-17-14

    Regular price: $19.99

  • Book 2

    • The Journey

    • Northwest Passage, Book 2
    • By: John A. Heldt
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unusual Time Traveling Story.

    • By pixledust on 09-08-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Show

    • Northwest Passage, Book 3
    • By: John A. Heldt
    • Narrated by: Sonja Field
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Seattle, 1941. Grace Vandenberg, 21, is having a bad day. Minutes after Pearl Harbor is attacked, she learns that her boyfriend is a time traveler from 2000 who has abandoned her for a future he insists they cannot share. Determined to save their love, she follows him into the new century. But just when happiness is within her grasp, she accidentally enters a second time portal and exits in 1918. Distraught and heartbroken, Grace starts a new life in the age of Woodrow Wilson, silent movies, and the Spanish flu.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How to survive across Time!

    • By Paul Vasquez on 09-23-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • The Fire

    • Northwest Passage, Book 4
    • By: John A. Heldt
    • Narrated by: Chaz Allen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    When Kevin Johnson, 22, goes to Wallace, Idaho, days after his college graduation, he expects to find rest and relaxation as his family prepares his deceased grandfather's house for sale. Then he discovers a hidden diary and a time portal that can take him to 1910, the year of Halley's Comet and the largest wildfire in US history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed this book

    • By Listener on 11-02-16
    • Northwest Passage, Book 4
    • By: John A. Heldt
    • Narrated by: Chaz Allen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 10-04-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 5

    • The Mirror

    • Northwest Passage, Book 5
    • By: John A. Heldt
    • Narrated by: Allyson Voller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    On September 11, 2020, Ginny and Katie Smith celebrate their 19th birthday at a country fair near Seattle. Ignoring the warnings of a fortune-teller, they enter a house of mirrors and exit in May 1964. Armed with the knowledge they need to return to their time, they try to make the most of what they believe will be a four-month vacation. But their 60s adventure becomes complicated when they meet a revered great-grandmother and fall in love with local boys.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Time Travel, Great Characters! What's Not to Like?

    • By Nolan on 08-12-17

    Regular price: $24.95