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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'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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"Unusual Time Traveling Story."
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.
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.
No, this is a new narrator for me. She did a great job.
Take Two--A Chance to Tell Your Younger Self How Best to Live Your Life.
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"Time Travel at it's best"
This is the first book that a time traveler stays and lives in the past. Awesome!
Maybe the Oulander series however this one is someone who really takes the Journey
Yes. Caroline Miller is a very good narrator.
Michelle as it is her Journey.
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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.
"Another Chance Time Travel"
I liked the concept the author took with this time travel. Two separate journeys of yourself, as an adult and a youth. Both having lasting effects on the other.
I enjoyed Caroline Miller's narration. Even though many of the voices were the same, it didn't detract from the overall listening experience. I've added a new author to my favorites list.
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"It was ok"
I did not like the story at times. The writing was not something that I get into, I had a hard time with the lead character she seamed to do things that made no sense to me. The narrator was great ,nice job. I did receive this book for free for my honest and unbiased opinion.
Who wouldn't want to go back and change things from their past? The way the author did so in this book was great!
Michelle, the positive way she influenced people.
I loved the way she narrated, kept me interested.
The title is appropriate.
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