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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.

Critic Reviews

"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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  • Christina
  • SALINAS, CA, United States
  • 04-20-12

Typical teen romance.

This is not one of those Young Adult titles that crosses over well for adult readers. Although it has paranormal characters, it's basically boils down to a flimsy romance and doesn't have much to really grab an adult reader's attention and hold it.

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makes you root for the troll

What made the experience of listening to Switched the most enjoyable?

Good story coupled with an easy listening performance.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Switched?

The naming ceremony was so exciting I had to rewind and make sure I didn't miss something.

What does Therese Plummer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I become a successful multi tasker listening to my favorite books. Therese Plummer is very easy to follow and understand.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Makes you root for the bad guys

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  • noah
  • ootlwal, TN, United States
  • 03-13-12

great book ready for number 3!!

What did you like about this audiobook?

I usually dont listen to books twice. but i might when #3 comes out and listen to the story line all together.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

When she goes to find her brother matt. and when she kissed finn. rooting for those two.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

She is an excellent reader, ALL authors should get her to read their books. She is amazing, one of the reasons I choose the book. It can be a great book but if you cant stand the reader it wont get listened to. You forget that there's ONE PERSON READING THE BOOK AND REALLY GET CAUGHT UP IN THE STORY, EVERYONE COMES TO LIFE WITH THERE OWN VOICE.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

Just made me smile and kept me guessing. Just when you think you have figured out the way things are going to play out , something else changes and you have to keep listening!! good thing i listen while doing house work or nothing would ever get done.

Do you have any additional comments?

Good story, great reader, bring on number #3 and keep the good books coming!!

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  • Darren
  • Bondi, Australia
  • 02-17-12

Loved It!

I've never read one of Amanda Hocking's novels before, and I must say that I really enjoyed this one. Although there are some common romantic themes which tend to dominate all gothic novels these days, this one at least deals with a fresh variety of beings from a unique society that has not been done to death in the mould of vampires and werewolves. Theresa Plummer does a competent job with the narrative and it kept me interested and entertained.

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I like the performance, I don't recommend the book

Would you consider the audio edition of Switched to be better than the print version?

The performance of the story was excellent. Unfortunately, I did not like the book. I don't think it would have made a difference for me if I read the physical book or listening to it on audio.

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Truly a teen series

Having enjoyed so many books meant for teens/tweens (Riordan, Buckley, Rowlings), which have successfully bridged the generation gap and garnered significant adult followings, I gave this one a try. I can see where an 11-13 year old girl would enjoy the story, but it is so specifically tailored to it's intended audience that it gets carded at the gates to the older side of the gap and can't get in. However, if I were an 11-13 year old girl, this would be a complete rave.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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pretty okay

kept my attention but wasn't the best I ever read I will be finishing the series and am looking forward to it

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  • denise
  • clayton, CA, United States
  • 09-17-12

LOVED IT!

Would you listen to Switched again? Why?

GREAT LISTEN, KEPT ME INTERESTED THE WHOLE TIME.

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

FIRST THERESE PLUMMER PERFORMANCE

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

YES

Any additional comments?

WAS HOPING FOR BOOK #2 BUT THERE WASN'T ONE.

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Oh. Just no.

Oh. I am sorry. But I really disliked this book very much. I forced my way through it. I disliked all but 2 of the characters in the entire book. Could not stand the main character right up until the end. Just no. The audio book was well narrated though.

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great story about a girl

What made the experience of listening to Switched the most enjoyable?

Narrated by a good reader, and a story that kept me coming back.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Switched?

Find out the truth about her life.

What about Therese Plummer???s performance did you like?

She is easy to listen.

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

I listen to this book in on sitting.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful