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

Delightful and laugh-out-loud funny.

More often than not, when I encounter something funny in a book, I say to myself "Self, that's funny" and move on. So, it caught me completely off guard when I started listening to this book and found myself guffawing. Not just a chuckle, either. I mean tears-streaming-from-the-eyes kind of laughing. I'm sure my dog thought I'd gone off the deep end.

Here's all you need to know: a brother and sister inherit a Victorian farmhouse in rural England from their grandmother and they decide to renovate it. Everything about that process is colorful: the workers, the history, the everyday adventures and sometimes the language.

This isn't the kind of book that will make you smarter -- though it may make you think twice about renovating an old house. It is pure, uncomplicated entertainment. Yes, it has some ribald humor. And it's hilarious. I can't wait to discover Nick Spalding's other books.
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- B.J. "I hear voices. But maybe that's because there's always an Audible book in my ear."

Book Details

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