Bricking It

  • by Nick Spalding
  • Narrated by Napoleon Ryan, Heather Wilds
  • 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother's derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit!
Except - as anyone who has renovated an old house knows - things are never that easy.
The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling...and then there's the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about.
On top of all this, the renovation is being featured on a daytime reality TV show, and as soon as Great Locations presenter Gerard O'Keefe catches sight of Hayley's first-floor balcony, he's determined to woo her out of her ban on romance, whether she wants him to or not.
Will Dan and Hayley survive and sell up? Or will the whole thing collapse on them like a ton of bricks?
From bestselling author Nick Spalding comes a hilarious tale of life, love, and dodgy plumbing.

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Just rather silly...

Having read the reviews about how funny this book is...I gave it a listen. Although it had its cute moments, I think it got only one little smile or two from me. I think it's probably a generational thing. I'm in my sixties and found some of the behavior of the characters just plain silly and somewhat crass.
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- Dennise

Spalding Cracked Me Up Once Again!

When I wasn't smiling, I was grinning; when I wasn't grinning, I was chuckling; when I wasn't chuckling, I was braying laughter in public (Seriously! There's this one scene where they're doing a live broadcast of the renovation that is to die for! People on the sidewalk couldn't get away from me fast enough).
Told from both sib's point of view, with Heather Wilds' performance just a tad hampered and less fantastic than Napoleon Ryan's, Spalding takes the listener on a journey from a heap of a house to, well, you'll find out what happens along the way. This is more than just a book with slapstick renovation trials and tribulations; this is two people finding their way in life and what happens within themselves as they struggle. The characters are wonderfully drawn, from Danny and Hayley, to the builders, to Pat the Cow, and there's even a dash of a mystery thrown in.
If your don't mind some minor moments of sexual innuendo, lewdness, as I don't--indeed, they're downright hilarious--then get ready to enjoy eight and a half hours of delightful scenes of power tool mishaps, weed clearing mayhem, schoolboy crushes featuring colorful and memorable characters.
"Bricking It" has been the most enjoyable time I've spent in a long time.
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- Gillian "SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio