Book Review + Audiobook Review: Bricked In

Bricked In (Audiobook)
Max Wannow

I did not finish this book, for reasons I’ve laid out below. This is a non-spoiler book review, so if you are interested in checking out the book yourself, you can read my thoughts without worry. 


Bricked In is a disgusting glimmer of self-recognition.

For many, happiness is found in freedom. After winning the lottery, a former gypsy becomes the queen of a dystopia. Newlyweds Bethany and Neil join this isolated society, which is devoid of common American laws. With no holds barred, experimental science takes place.

Neoba is a brick building with a population of 10,000. Within the walls is chaos and weirdness. Social norms is a foreign concept in Neoba, as freedom is held at the highest regard. This includes freedom of choice, freedom of expression, and freedom of science. The only laws at Neoba are to respect royalty, the leaders of this wild, cult-like society.

The story follows the lives of Neoba’s royalty, a newlywed couple new to the society, and the scientists within Neoba who are free to create without the limitations of morality.

Continue reading

From My Bookshelf: Nephew, Watchmaker, Scrappy

June is audiobook month, so this month I’m featuring three books From My Audio-Bookshelf. I started listening to audiobooks last year, and I’ve really enjoyed the [very] few I’ve added to my digital library. I have almost an hour commute to work (one way) every day, so that’s when I do most of my listening. If you have any audiobooks to recommend, leave them in the comments below, and let me know if you’ve listened to The Magician’s Nephew, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, or Scrappy Little Nobody.

Continue reading

Audiobook Review: The Magician’s Nephew

To kick things off for the month of August, and to commemorate the new beginning that a new month brings, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on something new-to-me: a love for audiobooks. More specifically, the audiobook version of The Magician’s Nephew from The Chronicles of Narnia. I recently spent an entire day listening to it, which has increased both my desire to explore more audiobooks and the standards at which I hold the narrators of audiobooks. I’m quite a novice when it comes to this medium, but with the right narrator and story I don’t think I will quit completely any time soon.

Continue reading