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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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    "Troll-mazing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would recommend this book to a friend. There's a twisted Princess Diaries vibe that is just magnificent.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    Therese Plummer capered the characters punctiliously. I loved listening to her performance.


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    sharon 08-19-14
    sharon 08-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "awesome"
    What made the experience of listening to Switched the most enjoyable?

    The voice was great, I read the book some time ago and having it read to me brought the book to life again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the expressions in the narrators voice


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

    No I have not but I feel that I may get a book because of her if it is the type of books that I read.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Some parts of the book are sad as the main character learns and starts to grow.


    Any additional comments?

    This is only the first of three books and I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series in audio.

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    Le-Georgia 01-17-14
    Le-Georgia 01-17-14
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    "First book left a bad taste - so the rest are out."
    What would have made Switched better?

    Did not at all like the first book.


    What was most disappointing about Amanda Hocking’s story?

    The story in the first book was slow and made me bored.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    No issues with the narrator


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    michelle san tan, AZ, United States 01-17-14
    michelle san tan, AZ, United States 01-17-14
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    "Just another "I can't take my eyes off him" book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, it wasn't the worst book ever written, but the characters are lackluster, and the plot in not remotely gripping. The main character is actually a bit unpleasant.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Probably the epilogue, it almost made me purchase the next book, it seemed as if it might actually have a plot to it.


    Was Switched worth the listening time?

    No.


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    Janet Wilmington, NC, United States 01-09-14
    Janet Wilmington, NC, United States 01-09-14 Member Since 2012

    Divorce attorney needing a break from reality!

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    "Waiting, Anticipating, and THEN....."
    What did you love best about Switched?

    The story starts slow, but hold on because before you know it you are locked in. You absolutely must know the answers which you feel coming at any minute. By the end of the book, you simply must know even more and you are compelled by your very own psyche to get the next book (which I have already started before writing this review). The anticipation in the book is palpable, tangible, breathing, and real. You feel it, literally.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Finn is my favorite, but who does not love the hard-bodied protective man who just wants to love you, but can't because of an evil parent?!?!?


    Any additional comments?

    While I think this book misses helping me to understand all of Wendy's decisions (both good and just plain stupid in my humble opinion), you still don't know where this road will take you from start to finish. Nevertheless, that is what we want great writing to be right? An unknown, daring adventure into the wild of someone else's imagination. I wanted to yell at the characters and did sometimes, interrupting others at work in the office - funny in and of itself. So, I say to you ...... Listen to the book!

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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 Tampa, FL United States 06-08-13
    Randal Tampa, FL United States 06-08-13 Member Since 2014

    I am an avid audio book listener. I have over 340 in my library and re-listen to them until I know my favorites by heart.

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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 2012
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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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    "Switched, by Amanda Hocking"

    This was such an amazing novel!! The plot was great. The book like most novels, starts off abit slow but it soon gets more interesting to the point where you just want to keep on reading. I fell in love with some of the characters and I wished at one point that I've lived in their world. The narrating was really good, she brought the characters to life. I believed they were real. Overall, I would definitely recommend you reading this novel by Amanda Hocking. You will not be disappointed, I promise you.

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