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Switched: The Trylle Trilogy, Book 1 | [Amanda Hocking]

Switched: The Trylle Trilogy, Book 1

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until 11 years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.
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Publisher's Summary

Switched: the first book in the Trylle Trilogy.

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until 11 years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

©2010 Amanda Hocking (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Vampire and werewolf lovers beware; this trilogy opener offers readers a new take on an unexpected breed of mystical beings. Readers who can suspend preconceived notions and open themselves up to this new interpretation are in for a midwinter version of a good beach read." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Wendy is a flawed antihero, which helps differentiate her from the throng of paranormal-romance heroines, and the potential for development, both dramatic and romantic, should make readers anxious for the next installment of the Trylle trilogy." (Booklist)

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    Zulu 07-26-13
    Zulu 07-26-13
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    "Greaty fantasy book about trolls"

    This was really a 4.5 book. This book delves into the mystical world of trolls, but they prefer to be called Trylles. When Trylles have children they switch them out with human children and then when they're grown they come and collect them - the children are called changlings. This trilogy is about one such changling. It's about Wendy's discovery that she's not really who she thought she was and being introduced into the world in which she was born but not raised. One of the saddest parts is when Wendy has to leave the family she's grown up with to go and be reunited with the mother that actually gave birth to her. It was a fascinating listen and I can't wait to start the second book to see how the story continues.

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    Randal Herrin, IL, United States 06-08-13
    Randal Herrin, IL, United States 06-08-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great book"
    What did you love best about Switched?

    The flow of the story was great and the narration was very good.


    What other book might you compare Switched to and why?

    I would compare this favorably with the twilight series. The story has that sort of star crossed lovers feel, it just moves along faster.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    The characters were easily differentiated and her voice was pleasant to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no.


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    RayRay1974 Texas, United States 04-30-13
    RayRay1974 Texas, United States 04-30-13 Member Since 2011

    I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)

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    "Very Nice Story"

    If your between series and need to pass the time, this series was a good in between.

    At first I didn't know if I was going to like the character since it's starts off as her being a young and demanding child. But the story eventually explains her anger issues.

    I found the dialog between characters a bit dragging and felt like they talked in circles instead of getting to the point. I wanted to reach out and strangle them myself.

    But in the end I found it to be a very good book as Wendy adventures out to find out who and what she truly is and ensnared by her family lineage into giving up her way of life for her people.

    Loved the Narrator.

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    Ashley SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 04-07-13
    Ashley SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2013

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "Different and Very Interested"

    I got this book on a sale and I am glad I did. It is very interesting and quite a different take from the usual vampire and werewolves. I enjoyed the trolls and found this book highly interesting. It was a bit dark but in a good way.

    I will say I am not a big fan of the narration. I have head Therese in various different books and she always sounds like she is reading religious texts. She can never seem to just shake loose and relax. Go with the flow and really act it out. She is not an awful narrator but she has potential to be a lot more.

    Even with that being said, I am looking forward to the next two books in the series because it is a good story.

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    lisa SWEENY, TX, United States 03-26-13
    lisa SWEENY, TX, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it different!"
    Where does Switched rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was definitely something different to read, I ranked it a must read if your looking for something different to read.


    What other book might you compare Switched to and why?

    Compared to My Blood Approves 0nly because the main characters are girls and both have some powers.


    What aspect of Therese Plummer’s performance would you have changed?

    I have no claims on performance,Therese did great!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it only took me a day 1/2 only because I stopped a few times. I had to down load 2 book right away.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read, I think you would love it!

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    megan ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 03-10-13
    megan ANN ARBOR, MI, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Refreshingly different!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, this is a paranormal book unlike any other I have read in some ways.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Switched?

    UH, TROLLS? This is the first paranormal book with trolls in it I have read. At first I thought trolls, are you kidding me? But after listening to this I bought the next two books in the series. I loved it.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    Everything. I thought she was really good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


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    Lynn Tucson, AZ, United States 03-04-13
    Lynn Tucson, AZ, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2011

    EOD wife and loving mother!!!

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    "Took me by surprise"

    I was not expecting much from this book, but ended up enjoying it. The series gets even better with the next book.

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    Crystal Australia 03-02-13
    Crystal Australia 03-02-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Loved this series! New spin on the usual fae fics!"

    Really enjoyed all of the books in this series. Love the different spin on the standard faery fics that are around. Sad when i came to the end of the trilogy.

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    Marla Independence, MO, United States 03-02-13
    Marla Independence, MO, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2005

    I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.

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    "Forget Everything You Think About Trools"
    What did you love best about Switched?

    Amanda Hocking turns everything you may have known about Trolls and reinvents a new world within our human world. Trolls are not what anyone has envisioned. They are beautiful and powerful. They are not the same big-footed short naive fellows. Not all are evil, but all hold humans as subservient. High-level Trolls switch their own babies with those of unsuspecting rich humans. When the troll child grows up, they bring them back into their fold and collect the fortunes from these same parents. This is a total new vision of those trolls' tales we grow up on as children.


    If you’ve listened to books by Amanda Hocking before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first Amanda Hocking book.


    Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Therese Plummer always puts on a great performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The closeness Wendy (the hero) feels towards her human brother and that of the human she had replaced.


    Any additional comments?

    I did find it hard believing Wendy would fall so hard in love with Finn, seeing that she is just in High School.

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    Jennifer Ewing, NJ, United States 02-25-13
    Jennifer Ewing, NJ, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Amature writing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I am about as positive as they get when it comes to fantasy fiction, but this book felt like it was written by a 15 year old. That and they never adequately address the reasoning behind the "switch". If they had killed the other kid or dumped him off someplace, THAT might have been mildly believable.
    To the readers credit, she kept me listening, and continually hoping that the holes in the story would be filled. Maybe they are in future novels, but I'll never know. I'm really glad I got this on sale and didn't waste a credit on it.


    Has Switched turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What character would you cut from Switched?

    the whiny and complacent lead one.


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