Brick

  • by Conrad Jones
  • Narrated by Diana Croft
  • 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A standalone novel.
When a teenager is the victim of an unprovoked attack while walking his dog, a murder investigation begins. A cruel twist of fate makes his innocent family the targets of a vicious campaign of terror. As the detectives of Liverpool's Major Investigation Team try to contain the violence, several key members of an organized crime family begin to topple, causing shockwaves across the planet.

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Gang warfare and violence.

I volunteered to listen to the audio version of this book, expecting a thriller, but not expecting the level of violence that it contains. In fairness to the author, the violence was up-front and in-your-face right from the beginning and under all normal circumstances I would have closed the book there and then. However, I tend to complete audiobooks more often than the written word, so I persevered.

An unfortunate teenage boy from a peaceful, if poor family, becomes embroiled in a gang situation where life is cheap and revenge is all. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and mouthed off a bit too much. As a result, he and his family become targets of a ruthless mob and find themselves fleeing for their lives.
My friends read 'body-count' books and we joke about the number of bodies eliminated by the author during the course of the book - well, I have to say I lost count with Brick, there certainly weren't many left to bring to justice by the end.

If you're looking for dark and brooding with an ominous presence, then this may be for you; if it's a frantic page-turner you're after, then, no, I didn't find that with this book, it didn't grab me and I'm sorry to say, even the ending was a bit flat.
Notable comment for the narrator, Diana Croft, who nailed the Northern accents.
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- DubaiReader

5 stars isn't enough

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This is a hard hitting, dark, violent story that is definitely not for the faint hearted. Beautifully written, you are carried into the disturbing underworld of the criminal classes. Bryn and his family are the only bright stars in a black night and I was genuinely frightened for them. The tale twists and turns like a fast running river, eventually gushing out into the sea and freedom. A remarkable story from Conrad Jones, ably narrated by Diana Croft

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- Melanie Preston Lewis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2017
  • Publisher: Conrad Jones