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The Man on Table Ten Audiobook

The Man on Table Ten: A Mysterious Science Fiction Tale

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It's a story that he hasn't told anyone for fifty years. A secret that he's kept ever since he grew tired of the disbelieving faces and doctors' reports advising medication. He's been careful. He hasn't even touched a single drop of booze since that one, fateful evening.

This is why his decision on this day - the decision to have three drinks - will change the life of bright young waitress Lisa Willoughby forever. For today, the Man on Table Ten has decided that he wants to share his incredible tale.

Lisa's been around old drunks before. She's heard her fair share of unlikely urban legends and creepy stories; tall bar room tales of science fiction that made her roll her eyes while wearing a plastered-on smile. But today is different. The Man on Table Ten is different. True, this mysterious stranger's story of psychic abilities and supernatural creatures is straight out of The Twilight Zone... but there is something about his impossibly blue eyes that Lisa just cannot ignore.

©2013 Luke Smitherd (P)2015 Luke Smitherd

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    Jennifer Hawton 04-22-16 Member Since 2011
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    "great short story"

    What a treat! A short story that delights without beating you over the head with messages. Just sit back and enjoy this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JoanneG Chicago, IL 11-12-15
    JoanneG Chicago, IL 11-12-15
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    "Disturbing Short Story"

    This was the first story I read by this author and it left me with a sick feeling in my stomach, just wondering, "What if..." The queasy feeling came from knowing that if it was a true story (which it hopefully isn't), there would be absolutely nothing I could do about it.

    It's like people who are afraid of flying and would rather drive, even though there is a much greater chance of death while driving. People don't like the sense of not being in control that flying brings and that is exactly what this story makes you think about--not really being in control of your life.

    The story itself is very eerie and and disturbing. As mentioned above, it makes you think about fate and destiny and who or what is really in control of our lives. You feel for The Man on Table Ten and what he has lived through, but you also worry about him--a lot.

    The waitress in the story is really a stand-in for the reader. She learns the story as we learn it and my emotions were pretty much the same as hers as she listened to the man. "Is this man crazy?" "Is he telling the truth?" "Do I really want to know?"

    Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Whaling 07-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    Very enjoyable story and narration. Kept me sane on my commute. Looking forward to more!

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  • Alexandra
    9/3/16
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    "Great short story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Despite being short it is filled with things that make you think. I really like books that make you reflect on the characters and events that happen and how you might deal with that situation if you were in it. This is one that had me thinking about it for ages!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man on Table Ten?

    When it dawns on you partway through his story why he was acting so strangely at the beginning and realising how he must have been feeling.


    What does Luke Smitherd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I really like it when authors narrate their own books, you then know how things are supposed to be said or expressed that can be ambiguous in the text. You get much more of a feel of exactly how the author imagined it and how they intended it to be understood. I also think Luke is a great narrator, he has a really nice tone of voice for it.


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  • ginger
    6/12/16
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    "awesome short story"

    makes you think about your own perspective on life - what would be important to you

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  • paul
    1/1/16
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    "Short but captivating"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Man on Table Ten to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version so cannot compare but enjoyed this - I believe that as it was read by the author he applied the appropriate tone and emphasis throughout


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    there were only a few characters in the book The Man at table 10 himself was my favourite


    Which character – as performed by Luke Smitherd – was your favourite?

    The man at table 10


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

    It was sad to reflet on the life led by the man knowing the responsibilities that he had.


    Any additional comments?

    only a short story but just the right length for quick SCI Fi fix

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • clint
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    12/15/15
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    "A Good Solid Short Story"

    Having listened to another of the author books, The Stone Man and enjoyed it, i decided to give this short story a go. I found this book to be again, well written and well thought out. The Narration by the author was very good, and i particularly liked the ending, I highly recommend this to anyone who has a fondness for something off kilter.

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  • Mrs. H. L. Rider
    11/16/15
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    "Celebrate the ordinary"

    Really interesting story although read very quickly. It had a good flow and kept my attention throughout. The protagonist has life changing experience and shares this event and his subsequent adaptations to his life. It reminded me that everyday is special, unique and to be celebrated. That ultimately we have little actual effect upon our life path so live each moment while you can.

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