Book Review: Bricked In by Max Wannow

Posted October 1, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Dystopian, Review, Science-Fiction / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Bricked In by Max WannowBricked In by Max Wannow
Narrator: Max Wannow
Published by Self-published on 07-25-18
Genres: Dystopian, Science-Fiction
Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author, Narrator
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Overal Rating: two-half-stars

A gypsy mother and her five-year-old daughter win the lottery and build a society where moral values are completely different from the outside world. People who lost everything in life can choose to go and live there since money doesn’t exist and there are other ways of living.

I’m not sure what to say about this book. At first, I was curious about what people were going to find within the walls of the city, and some things, I think, worked pretty well. The genetic experiments were a nice touch, just if they were not as absurd as they were. Somehow somethings didn’t make sense. The fact that they all grew a tail in order to sustain everyone was a fun idea, but I really doubt they could produce as much protein as needed.

The characters were not fully developed, and their actions didn’t make a lot of sense. I wonder why a nomad gypsy would decide to settle down just because she won the lottery. I was also taken aback due to the absence of a real plot. From a moment onwards, everything was all over the place. I don’t mind reading about people who have lost their values and have become completely depraved, but I need a minimum of a story to be able to go on. It didn’t help that the book was poorly written, and the dialogs seemed forced.

Max Wannow narrated the book himself. It was mostly okay, with some noticeable audio edits, but overall a decent job. His female voices sounded a bit forced, but it could have been done on purpose to make the characters even more ridiculous than they really were.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Story (Plot)
Overall: two-half-stars