REVIEW BY: Christie
TITLE: Tigers on the Run
SERIES: Tigers & Devils, Book 3
AUTHOR: Sean Kennedy
NARRATOR: Dave Gillies
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 7h 53m
RELEASE DATE: June 21, 2016
Sequel to Tamerlane
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 1000-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.
So, to be honest, I picked this audiobook up because Dave Gillies was the narrator, and his voice is yummy. The story? Not as good as I would like. In fact, it was downright irritating at points. But, Dave Gillies’ narration was lovely as always.
Simon and Declan have been together for quite some time and are now an established couple. As a previous professional footballer, Declan is now coaching kids, and really enjoys it. Though, there’s this troubled student who is really causing a lot of issues. And, Simon is dealing with a few work issues of his own that have caused quite a bit of friction. Especially when it comes to a certain nemesis of Simon’s…
Even tho Dave Gillies did a great job narrating, Tigers on the Run, it was a bit of a miss for me. Yes, Simon is a bit dramatic and can take things too far, honestly he only reacts like that because people upset him. It is also frustrating because Simon forgives Dec way too easily, especially when Declan is always quick to blame Simon for things that go wrong. It was quite frustrating at the unbalanced nature of their relationship. Declan always seems to take and blame, whereas Simon is expected to take the blame and forgive easily. To me, that is not right.
Don’t get me wrong, the book is well written, and Sean Kennedy is a very talented author. My issue is with the story itself, and the interaction between the main couple. And, as I have said previously, Dave Gillies did a great job narrating. He added color to the story and breathed life into each character. If you have never had the chance to hear Dave Gillies, please take the opportunity to do so.