What would you think if you were confronted by a very old man who told you that he was you-only sixty years in the future? What would you do if he said he had traveled back in the past to warn you-that you were in great danger-and unless you did exactly as he instructed you, you would soon die in a horrible accident?
This is the spine of this new short story Lonely Pines, a suspenseful science fiction tale set in a an emergency room in Lonely Pines Hospital in Ohio, circa January 1981. The engaging, dedicated Dr. Hayley Gardner spars with his tempestuous, geriatric self-a patient-turning his life upside down for one grueling evening, with only his romantic interest Nancy-an attractive, smart, and caring young charge nurse-to share his ordeal with.
This conveniently short and engrossing drama will leave you with a sense of wonder and warm satisfaction.
©2013 Robert Manolakas (P)2014 Robert Manolakas
I liked the underlying story idea, the two ages of man
vocally evocative, would like to see him take on a longer book
'the two ages of a man..........'
This story seemed just the right length for its idea
The audio is great. It feels more real than the printed version, because the voice of the reader is so rich and powerful. It is such a pleasure to listen to. I liked the printed version, but really enjoy the ease of an audiobook. It is so relaxing to listen, rather than read.
The ending. It is so uplifting. It also flows really well throughout the story.
His voice and attention to detail is superb.
I found it very enjoyable. It was moving in some parts.
I recommend it strongly. It is great.
"A Chilling Medical Story with a Bittersweet Ending"
It was super-imaginitive and made me wonder in the end how many people like the old patient are running around out there.
The intense drama and fast moving plot.
A rich and versatile voice; his voice was perfect.
It made me awestruck.
A short, entertaining listen--perfect for a horrendous commute.
"Great story! Well written"
This is a medical mystery with fun twists and turns to it. Well-written and well-narrated.
This is similar to Rod Serling's "Twlight Zone" of which I am a big fan.
Kenneth did a great job of expression and story-telling. Good production!
"A fun twist on an old trope"
I would have loved more medical details.
I don't think so. I had trouble following the action for the first 10-15 minutes—which wouldn't have been a big deal except the whole book is around 30 minutes! If I found a title I was interested in that was narrated by Mr. Campbell I'd give him another try. I just won't be seeking him out.
Yes, as a short book it was interesting and I only wish the author had delved a deeper into the relationship and situations.
"Solid reading of an okay story"
The overall story is not that original, and the main character makes a decision which paints him in a rather unheroic light.
More heroism on the part of the protagonist.
He read well and did voices well.
I don't see any place for a follow up.
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