Tigers and Devils : Tigers and Devils

  • by Sean Kennedy
  • Narrated by Paul Morey
  • Series: Tigers and Devils
  • 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The most important things in Simon Murray’s life are football, friends, and film - in that order. His friends despair of him ever meeting someone, but despite his loneliness, Simon is cautious about looking for more. Then his best friends drag him to a party, where he barges into a football conversation and ends up defending the honour of star forward Declan Tyler - unaware that the athlete is present. In that first awkward meeting, neither man has any idea they will change each other's lives forever.
Like his entire family, Simon revels in living in Melbourne, the home of Australian Rules football and mecca for serious fans. There, players are treated like gods - until they do something to fall out of public favour. This year, the public is taking Declan to task for suffering injuries outside his control, so Simon's support is a bright spot.
But as Simon and Declan fumble toward a relationship, keeping Declan's homosexuality a secret from well-meaning friends and an increasingly suspicious media becomes difficult. Nothing can stay hidden forever. Soon Declan will have to choose between the career he loves and the man he wants, and Simon has never been known to make things easy - for himself or for others.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

i loved the story but not the narrator. Sorry.

Would you consider the audio edition of Tigers and Devils to be better than the print version?

No, I am australian. Worse than that Melbournian. This story was about my home town and the narrator mispronounced...A lot!

What did you like best about this story?

This is a great story and better yet the places described are places in my memory. I no longer live in melbourne so this brought up real feelings of nostalgia and made me miss my home. I could see the characters walking down the same streets i had walked down. I could imaging meeting Simon at fed square for one of the many film festivals. I know who the douchebag footy show presenter is, referenced in the book. (looking at YOU sam neuman!) I can imagine Declan living in the docklands and it brought a feeling of realism that i rarely get to enjoy. I think i even know the general area that Simon worked. But the the narrator would say Bork st instead of Bourke st (pronounced burk) or Etihard instead of Etihad (pronounced eti-had) and it would draw me away from the story and bring me out of the fantasy. Oh and Melbourne, pretty much pronounced Melbin and BrisBAIN Brisb'n...grrr

How could the performance have been better?

the proformance wasn't BAD but it did detract from the story simply because of the accent. this was a really REALLY Australian story and it needed an Australian narrator. I will need to get a print copy and read it with my own accent to really get lost in the story/

Who was the most memorable character of Tigers and Devils and why?

I liked Simon. He had the POV and so we had better insight to his motivations and i liked him. Plus a bit of snark never went astray :)

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- stephanie

Why not an Australian Accent or actor to read

Would you try another book from Sean Kennedy and/or Paul Morey?

I already downloaded and read Tigerland on my kindle. My issue with the audiobook had nothing to do with the story it was the editing and the fact that it is a book set in Australia about people from Australia and it is read by an American, who give one minor character a southern accent

What did you like best about this story?

I thought it was a good well written story

How could the performance have been better?

As above, plus the editing should have been better. Repeated lines, doesn't anyone listen to it through before it was released.

Could you see Tigers and Devils being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Chris Helmsworth for Declan
Not sure for Simon

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- A. J. Mayo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2013
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press