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

  • by R. Manolakas
  • Narrated by Kenneth Campbell
  • 0 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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.

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- H.S.

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.

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- ocdoug

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2014
  • Publisher: robert manolakas