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Lonely Pines: A Medical Short Story Wherein the Future Rescues the Past Audiobook

Lonely Pines: A Medical Short Story Wherein the Future Rescues the Past

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Azores Ilha Terceira 27/03/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it, very medical."

    I wish there was more fiction on this subject. The. medical 😷 terms and environment are quite correct. The story is lovely

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    mezzaninedoor GREAT YARMOUTH, United Kingdom 18/07/2014
    mezzaninedoor GREAT YARMOUTH, United Kingdom 18/07/2014 Member Since 2016

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    "Engrossing short story"
    What made the experience of listening to Lonely Pines: A Medical Short Story Wherein the Future Rescues the Past the most enjoyable?

    I liked the underlying story idea, the two ages of man


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dr.Hayley Gardner


    What three words best describe Kenneth Campbell’s performance?

    vocally evocative, would like to see him take on a longer book


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    'the two ages of a man..........'


    Any additional comments?

    This story seemed just the right length for its idea

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • H.S.
    Irvine, CA, United States
    11/01/14
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    "Great entertainment"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lonely Pines: A Medical Short Story Wherein the Future Rescues the Past to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending. It is so uplifting. It also flows really well throughout the story.


    What about Kenneth Campbell’s performance did you like?

    His voice and attention to detail is superb.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found it very enjoyable. It was moving in some parts.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend it strongly. It is great.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • ocdoug
    04/07/14
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    "A Chilling Medical Story with a Bittersweet Ending"
    What made the experience of listening to Lonely Pines: A Medical Short Story Wherein the Future Rescues the Past the most enjoyable?

    It was super-imaginitive and made me wonder in the end how many people like the old patient are running around out there.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The intense drama and fast moving plot.


    What does Kenneth Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    A rich and versatile voice; his voice was perfect.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me awestruck.


    Any additional comments?

    A short, entertaining listen--perfect for a horrendous commute.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gregg
    St. Joseph, MI, United States
    28/01/14
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    "Great story! Well written"
    What made the experience of listening to Lonely Pines: A Medical Short Story Wherein the Future Rescues the Past the most enjoyable?

    This is a medical mystery with fun twists and turns to it. Well-written and well-narrated.


    What other book might you compare Lonely Pines: A Medical Short Story Wherein the Future Rescues the Past to and why?

    This is similar to Rod Serling's "Twlight Zone" of which I am a big fan.


    Which character – as performed by Kenneth Campbell – was your favorite?

    Kenneth did a great job of expression and story-telling. Good production!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joel
    NEW YORK, NY, United States
    26/08/14
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    "A fun twist on an old trope"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I would have loved more medical details.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kenneth Campbell?

    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.


    Was Lonely Pines: A Medical Short Story Wherein the Future Rescues the Past worth the listening time?

    Yes, as a short book it was interesting and I only wish the author had delved a deeper into the relationship and situations.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    14/08/14
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    "Solid reading of an okay story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The overall story is not that original, and the main character makes a decision which paints him in a rather unheroic light.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    More heroism on the part of the protagonist.


    What about Kenneth Campbell’s performance did you like?

    He read well and did voices well.


    Do you think Lonely Pines: A Medical Short Story Wherein the Future Rescues the Past needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I don't see any place for a follow up.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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