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Richard Dooling

When Dr. Ernst stands in the center of the ICU, surrounded on all sides by computer terminals and cardiac monitors, he imagines he is on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, a guardian of unknown galaxies. But by 3:00 a.m. the space fantasy has dissipated into the air like so much ether, leaving behind only a profound and desperate desire for sleep. The needs of Ernst’s patients are as endless as his round of duty. Their lives are mere blips on the VDT console, their last bids for fading life sound as alarm bells in the night.

When Dr. Ernst stands in the center of the ICU, surrounded on all sides by computer terminals and cardiac monitors, he imagines he is on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, a guardian of unknown galaxies. But by 3:00 a.m. the space fantasy has dissipated into the air like so much ether, leaving behind only a profound and desperate desire for sleep. The needs of Ernst’s patients are as endless as his round of duty. Their lives are mere blips on the VDT console, their last bids for fading life sound as alarm bells in the night.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

When Dr. Ernst stands in the center of the ICU, surrounded on all sides by computer terminals and cardiac monitors, he imagines he is on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, a guardian of unknown galaxies. But by 3:00 a.m. the space fantasy has dissipated into the air like so much ether, leaving behind only a profound and desperate desire for sleep. The needs of Ernst’s patients are as endless as his round of duty. Their lives are mere blips on the VDT console, their last bids for fading life sound as alarm bells in the night.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Ferrone

Length:

11h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:21


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:41


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:23