Tigers and Devils

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 59 ratings

Tigers and Devils 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.

©2009 Sean Kennedy (P)2013 Sean Kennedy
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  • Book 1

    • Tigers and Devils

    • By: Sean Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Paul Morey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Australian story, American reader, awful editing

    • By Andy on 08-10-16

    Regular price: £13.59

  • Book 2

    • Tigerland

    • By: Sean Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    After an eventful and sometimes uncomfortably public courtship, Simon Murray and Declan Tyler settled into a comfortable life together. Now retired from the AFL, Declan works as a football commentator; Simon develops programs with queer content for a community television station. Despite their public professional lives, Simon and Declan manage to keep their private life out of the spotlight.

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 3

    • Tigers on the Run

    • Tigers & Devils
    • By: Sean Kennedy
    • Narrated by: Dave Gillies
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book

    • By Geraldine on 07-07-16

    Regular price: £18.79