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The Man On Table Ten - A Mysterious Science Fiction Tale [Kindle Edition]

Luke Smitherd
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

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Book Description

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE #1 BESTSELLER THE STONE MAN

PRAISE FOR LUKE SMITHERD'S WRITING:

"... a novel that intrigues, enthralls, horrifies, thrills, and hits the reader with an emotional resonance as only the best stories can." - Ain't It Cool News.com

... strong characterization, moral quandaries, mystery, and a whole lot of tense moments. Reading the final sentence was truly a bittersweet moment." - SFsignal.com, Hugo award-winning website

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.

When he is finished, she will have to worry. Once the tale is told, and she knows the unbelievable burden that The Man On Table Ten has had to carry throughout the years. When she knows of his incredible sacrifice and the mysterious reason for his strange quality of life. When she knows the truth, and is left powerless to do anything except watch for the signs ...

All of that will come later. For now, The Man On Table Ten is talking; pull up a chair. After all, it wouldn't be the end of the world if you did, would it?

An unusual supernatural thriller, exclusively for the Kindle, THE MAN ON TABLE TEN - A MYSTERIOUS SCIENCE FICTION TALE is another release in the range of metaphysical kindle books from Luke Smitherd, the author of the Amazon number one bestseller THE STONE MAN. Original and compelling, the mysterious stranger's paranormal tale will leave you breathless and listening carefully, wondering if that sound you can hear might just be 'pouring sand that grows louder with every second ... '

PRAISE FOR LUKE SMITHERD:
  • "I couldn't help myself and read this is one sitting" - simon211175, Amazon Vine Voice
  • "Fantastically written characters who make you care about them right from the off." - Andy Pettifer
  • "It was one of those books where you tell yourself you will read just one more page, then look at the clock and realise that it's 2 hours later. I would thoroughly recommend it" - Elaine Hosegood
  • "I have owned a Kindle for about 2 years and downloaded some excellent books for very little cost but Luke Smitherd's works beat the lot" - Silversmith, Amazon UK Review
  • "As soon as I started reading I was completely sucked in, which very rarely happens for me. I couldn't wait to get home and read it each night. I laughed. I cried. I did actual real life gasps of horror." - Katie, Amazon Review
  • "I spend a lot of time trawling through the kindle book store looking for cheap books, relying on reviews to make my purchases. I have come across some less than average books using this method, but also some real gems. This book definitely falls into the latter category. It had me gripped from page one." - Steve Sut, Amazon UK Review
  • "This story could be made into a movie at some point. Totally enjoyed the read." - Bonnie Gleckler Clark, Goodreads

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Editorial Reviews

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PRAISE FOR LUKE SMITHERD:

"... a novel that intrigues, enthralls, horrifies, thrills, and hits the reader with an emotional resonance as only the best stories can."
-Ain't It Cool News.com

"... strong characterization, moral quandaries, mystery, and a whole lot of tense moments. Reading the final sentence was truly a bittersweet moment. "
-SFsignal.com, Hugo award-winning website

Product Details

  • File Size: 567 KB
  • Print Length: 61 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CXFH4MC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,785 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tense and dark June 2, 2013
By katrina
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This was a very intense book and scary on many levels. This author has repeatedly written very original stories that keep you guessing throughout. One particular twist in the story (let's just calling it a "calling card") freaked me out because of the descriptive nature of its origin and purpose. Still feeling the remants of this story days after finishing. Can't say that too often about many books nowadays. This is another MUST READ by Luke Smitherd.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The creepiest of his tales August 23, 2013
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This is by far the darkest of this author's books, and has serious creep factor. It stayed with me long after I finished the story. I feel like a broken record but, I'll say it again anyway, this author is amazing. His ideas are so different from any mainstream authors that it is stunning. Needless to say, I'm lost without any more Luke Smitherd books to read, having devoured them all in days, and no one else is really up to snuff.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got me AGAIN!!! July 18, 2013
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I can't help but smile for this one. Talk about your "short, but sweet" kind of fun. I live in New York City, so these kinds of conversations and happenings are not out of the realm of reality for me, but Luke truly captures the esscence of "Do I really take this guy seriously? Or is he just another loon?" He really keeps you on the edge with this one because you simply are not sure, and trust me, the man on table ten has quite a story to tell! It makes you definitely question what you should beleve or not. Superb stuff by Mr. Smitherd AGAIN! TMOTT is another can't miss read, so do yourself a favor and get it, NOW!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Short Story Triumph June 21, 2013
By McG NY
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Thoroughly enjoyable - for those of you that commute regularly, The Man on Table Ten will be a welcome companion for your journey. More of these please Mr. Smitherd.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waitress--- check please... May 29, 2013
By Barbara
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Oh man, this book is sooo good. I loved the concept of this story, the building of the story and the suspense is fantastic! I am looking forward to much, much more from this author. Check out this and all of the other books from Luke Smitherd.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story June 9, 2013
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Well written (a few typos, I'm reviewing the story though not the publishing), and thought provoking. This author has a real talent for stories that engage, perplex, and entertain. I highly recommend!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Literary Escape February 20, 2014
By MT
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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. But breaking that vow in the presence of a bright young waitress Lisa Willoughby means changing her life forever ... because now, the The Man On Table Ten wants to share his incredible tale." This story took me so far into my imagination that I had to claw my way back to reality! Mr. Smitherd has a knack for sending the reader straight into the depths of their imagination without the reader realizing that they are now on this journey. Mr. Smitherd actually reads the reviews on his books which shows to me that he cares what his readers think. How many authors do that?!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This author needs more readers June 22, 2014
By RailJoe
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This author has some seriously interesting ideas for books. I have been enjoying his stories, such as the Stone Man, The Black Room and now this one. I almost suspect that these stories would be perfect for movies on the SyFy channel. I am saying they are on the caliber of the original ;The Day the Earth Stood Still, or This Island Earth.
The characters have a way of pulling you into the stories and making you care about them. He is surely creating some interesting reads.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
This was a good short story, and I could visualize the characters through the writer's description.
Published 4 days ago by Starr Stauffer
4.0 out of 5 stars i know you'll enjoy it.
Weird story but very entertaining. Give it a try, i know you'll enjoy it.
Published 4 days ago by amijames
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but Good
I was not sure what to expect after reading the last book by this author. I knew that I liked his style.

This short book turnd out really good. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Maintenance Man
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't like it
Just blergh.
Published 8 days ago by AppleJackEvey
3.0 out of 5 stars Predictable
Predictable, but still entertaining.
Published 18 days ago by Paul Cherry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Short Story
This is an excellent short story. It is very eerie and and kind of disturbing. It makes you think about fate and destiny and who or what is really in control of our lives. Read more
Published 23 days ago by JoanneG
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little read.
A unique and engaging tale!
Published 28 days ago by Clint Graviet
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Really enjoyable story, will definitely check out the author's other books!
Published 1 month ago by Jen Best
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Unique
A very interesting concept. The story moved at a good pace while allowing time to consider the concepts being told. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dave Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story telling
The author is very talented and paints the picture well. The story is intriguing and has a very coming of age feel to it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Friedrich Harborth
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More About the Author

Born under a Derbyshire sky, to the sounds of a doctor saying "I know they all look bad fresh out of the oven, but bloody hell..."

Singer and guitarist, darts enthusiast, workaholic suffering from chronic procrastination (conflict!) comics nerd.

Luke says: If you like my stuff, please leave a nice star rating, and tweet/post a status about it. You'll be doing me a bigger favor than I can say, and it'll mean the work keeps coming. Thanks for reading.

www.lukesmitherd.com

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