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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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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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By BuildItLikeBeal on 11-15-17

Interesting Premise

There was an interesting premise that dominated most of this short story and I thought it was entertaining. Not new per se, but entertaining.

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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 ..<br/><br/>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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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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