Rock the Cradle

Silver Oak Medical Center, Book 5
Narrated by: John Hong
Series: Silver Oak Medical Center, Book 5
Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A DJ becomes a hero. A doctor weathers a family tragedy. And a thin wall between them....

Radio DJ Derek Brown grew up in foster care. He’s built a decent life for himself, but when he’s called on to save a terrified young girl from traffickers he doesn’t hesitate to step in, even at the risk of his own life. The young rising star has become an overnight hero. 

Alpha Alex Brennan is a trauma surgeon at Silver Oak Medical Center. When he checks on the patient he operated on the day before, he’s startled to find the “hero DJ” is his hated next-door neighbor. 

Despite their shared animosity, Alex can’t ignore Derek’s heroism. When the rescued girl takes shelter with Derek to recover, Alex finds himself drawn to the young omega even further. Working with Derek and his guest dredges up old family tragedies for Alex, and not everyone in Alex’s family is thrilled about the new people in Alex’s life. 

Can Alex and Derek forge their own path through family tragedy, and build a new and healthy family together? Or will their pasts keep them apart forever? 

Enemies become lovers in this highly erotic gay mpreg tale. This 106,000-word audiobook is brimming with explicit man-on-man action, and is intended for adults only.

©2017 Shehan Peiris (P)2019 Shehan Peiris

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Great story, Terrible naration.

I have really enjoyed this series and in many ways I think this is the strongest, most dynamic story yet. Both protagonists are endearingly flawed. Both have serious baggage, and it's nice to read a story that represents real relationships and miscommunication so well. The narration however... Slow, monotone, inflectionless, emotionless... I had to crank the speed up to 1.25 to make it almost sound like real speech patterns. I only stuck with it because I knew the story would be worth it. I know I will want to re-listen to this series, and I'll have to endure this narrator again, but thank heavens this is the only book he turned into a reading of the dictionary.

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solid 3.5 stars

Would I listen to it again: maybe, I would need to be in the right mood though. Did the story keep me engaged: reasonably Was I invested in the characters: reasonably What did I like about the story? Well developed characters and a complex plot that holds enough twists to keep me interested, but I found Alex's behaviour annoying at times. The premise of the story is good but it fell short of the quality I generally expect from this author. John Hong has done a reasonable job of Rock the Cradle. He's given the characters their own voices and for the most part the inflections and intonations are there. But at times the narration felt flat and I wanted to speed it up a fraction. Sorry, i'm not convinced he's done the story justice. < I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review >

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Absolutely Brilliant!

This is the fourth book of this series. So far each and every one had to do with social issues and how that was taken care of, this book is no different, except for the subject which is PREJUDICE , discrimination against gay persons who were allowed into the USA for asylum. This book is also about love of all kinds. The book plus the bonus chapter is about seven to eight hours in reading time, unless you are a slow reader and you stop reading for a reasonable time.

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Feeling exhausted

I'm really enjoying this new world I have found of human alpha's and omegas. Aiden bates writes the best stories and weaves a wonderful world with challenges and new ideas being challenged by the characters within.

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I love the story

I loved the collection! I got completely caught up in the stories. They had intriguing story lines.

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Excellent Story

A book with long story multiple action sequences as well a horrible experience that can happen to anyone.

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Good Story - not the best narrator

I enjoyed the story and liked the relationship building between former rival neighbors, but the narrator just didn't do it for me on this one.

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Great story!

I've really enjoyed this series, and this book is a great addition to the series. I like the way author shows the growth of the characters throughout the book. I also enjoy characters from the other books popping in for cameo appearances. This can definitely be read as a standalone, though. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the speed of the narration, but I was able to increase the reading speed without the narration becoming squeaky and unnatural sounding.

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It’s ok

Even though it’s not my favorite book in this series, I did like the story. It is well written, interesting and has good character development. The only thing I didn’t like is Alex for most of the book. But it wasn’t so bad that I couldn’t enjoy the book as a whole, and he did get better at the end. Although I quite like the narrators voice, I didn’t like his execution at all. I find his performance on this book somewhat robotic and unemotional. Also the sentences had a lot of unnatural pauses. I don’t know if that is just the way the narrator red the lines of if it is because of editing, but it made it difficult to enjoy the audiobook.

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Best series by Mr. Bate so far

Please see my review for book # 6, thank you. This is his best series of books so far! An avid reader in Rock Tavern, NY.

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  • 10-19-19

it was ok

the story was very good.. the characters.. the writing.. but the narrator isnt my favorite for this one.. parts were off.. parts were really good.. and other parts didnt make me feel it at all.. it wasnt horrible.. but not my favorite

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  • AliE
  • 10-14-19

3.5 stars

I loved the story for this book, without liking one of the main characters at all. Once again, the two main characters come from dysfunctional backgrounds. Whilst Derek interesting, quirky even, alpha Alex leaves me cold! Even at the end, his acceptance of Derek is almost begrudging. Derek is totally deserving of better than he got. The storyline does go some way to making up for Alex! It is just that bit different and held my interest until the end. I also think the secondary cast is solidly written and contributes so much to the story. I do think the editing needs tightening up as there were several annoying errors in this book. I don't like writing negative comments in my reviews, but I'm afraid the narration did nothing for me. It is so slow that I altered the speed to 1.25, and even then there are some longish pauses. 3 stars is probably too generous.