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Publisher's Summary

This fresh release is the first book in the series Purple Mist - sci-fi/horror novelette trilogies written specifically for audiobooks and e-books, and for binge listening. You'll enjoy a spine tingling, Outer Limits feeling, and a quicker dramatic payoff than with standard-sized novels. Each is a third the size of a full-length novel, and is divided into three parts at memorable plot points, for convenient pauses. They're told in present tense - for immediacy of experience. This unique, entertaining structure is ideal for busy, multitasking lifestyles and Audible app-enabled smartphones or Kindles. 
Our first short novel involves a present-day family and their Thanksgiving retreat near Lake Tahoe, Nevada; instead of a warm and fuzzy, they have a rather bizarre and harrowing experience. 
Our second story concerns a brilliant young IT man - 40 years in the future - who clicks on a hypertext that none of us would want to click on.
Our last features a young, beautiful doctor who practices in a small town in 1919; her cures could be much worse than the disease. 
With modern practices of listening to books on convenient devices, it is essential to consider both story and structure/format going forward for maximum listener enjoyment, and this book does.
©2017 R. Manolakas (P)2017 R. Manolakas
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ray Johnson on 02-17-18

Short Stories to blow your mind

Purple mist is a compilation of three novellas that comes across as a homage to old tv shows like the Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, and the Outer Limits. They definately have a Serlingesque quality to them. wo of the tales are more sci-fi, and the other is a horror story. Each stands alone, an island unconnected to the others, other than their"strange" flavor. R. Manolakas doesa great job crafting these tales, and you can tell he really put his heart into them. His thinking cap must have a +5 to intelligence, because the stories are brilliantly concieved, and hit every button they aim to push.

This is the second time I've listened to Paul J. McSorley, and he proves that he is a master narrator once more. He brings an intensity and an animus to the stories, knowing how to let tension build or action fly. He continues to impress me, and I can't wait to hear more from him.

I'd have a hard time picking a favorite story, Dorian was great, but then so were Symbiotic and Washoe Moon. SO, I'll just have to say this has become a favorite Book of mine, instead. Coming clean, I did get a code to do a review for this book, but I have stated honestly everything I have felt from this this book. If there had been a burr or a pitfall, I'd have said so. So, go enjoy this book!!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-12-18

Great set of stories

Each story was better than the next. The last two I have to say threw me for a loop and I wasn’t expecting the endings which I enjoyed. The first story was very well written as well, but seeing the ending coming made the other two stories better. I highly enjoyed this set and I would recommend them to anyone. The great narration also helped to get me into this story. Great job to everyone involved.

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