Author: Sean Kennedy
Narrator: Dave Gillies
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Run Time: 7 hours and 53 minutes
At a Glance: Kennedy writes books that make you escape into his characters’ world and feel like you are the other friend at the table arguing and having a good time, but Dave Gillies absolutely ruined this story for me.
Reviewed By: Amy
Blurb: Young Australian Micah Johnson is the first AFL player to be out at the beginning of his career. Retired professional football player Declan Tyler mentors Micah, but he finds it difficult, as Micah is prone to making poor life choices that land him in trouble. Nothing Dec can’t handle. He’s been there, done that, more times than he’d like to admit. Being Simon Murray’s partner all these years has Dec quite experienced in long-suffering and mishaps.
As usual, Simon thinks everything is going along just fine until his assistant, Coby, tells him a secret involving an old nemesis. Simon and Dec’s problems mash together, and to solve them, they must undertake a thousand-kilometer round trip in which issues will have to be sorted out, apologies are finally given, and a runaway kid is retrieved and returned to his worried parents.
Review: I grabbie-handed this because I simply love this series, and Declan and Simon. They are truly the prefect couple to me, flaws and all. Obviously, Tigers on the Run is about this couple, and they are already established.
The book starts with Dec and Simon living their lives, with friends in tow, through some fun and sometimes stressful situations. Poor Simon’s best friend, Coby, ends up dating Simon’s nemesis. Dec is dealing with his foundation and a newly out young AFL star who is causing trouble. Altogether this story is fun, emotional, and exciting. Kennedy writes books that make you escape into his characters’ world and feel like you are the other friend at the table arguing and having a good time.
Narration: But Dave Gillies absolutely ruined this story for me. He was awful. His up and down cadence was really weird, and the rhythm didn’t change regardless of what the situation was. Thank goodness I read the story beforehand, otherwise I would have stopped listening to this audiobook. I urge readers to pick up the print/e-book edition of Tigers on the Run and read it because you would be missing the amazing writer that Sean Kennedy is.
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