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Publisher's Summary

Imagine a young ER doctor confronting a patient in the Lonely Pines Hospital emergency room in 1981 Ohio, where both of their lives might be turned upside down and spun in a completely different direction. 
This riveting medical sci-fi story will have you wondering if you’ve ever experienced a similar bizarre incident, and how time, space, and historical events may be more fluid than we ever thought possible. Beware; a strange visitor may already have your number. 
©2013 Robert Manolakas (P)2014 Robert Manolakas
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5 out of 5 stars
By H.S. on 01-11-14

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Claire on 10-18-17

Time travel anyone?

It's an interesting story, a bit strange to get your mind around. A man travels into the past to save his own life. It raises so many questions in my mind and I find myself thinking around and around in circles and not going anywhere and yet it's quite interesting. It's a bit of a chicken or the egg situation.

The narration was OK, a bit stilted in the scenes where the characters are showing strong emotions, but overall OK.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and/or narrator and/or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 03-02-17

"Something about those eyes ..."

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January, 1981, and an emergency patient is admitted to the hospital at Lonely Pines, Ohio John Smith has severe chest pains and looks old, very old, possibly over one hundred years old. But he seems to know more about the doctor than he should ..

This delightful if predictable short story, well conceived and written, was a pleasure to hear and Kenneth Campbell's slow gentle delivery fitted the text in pace and style.. My thanks to the rights holder who gifted me a copy of Lonely Pines, via Audiobook Boom. Reminiscent of tales from The Twilight Zone, it was poignant and very enjoyable.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Azores Ilha Terceira on 03-27-15

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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