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3.00040436716539 out of 53.00040436716539 out of 53.00040436716539 out of 53.00040436716539 out of 53.00040436716539 out of 5 3.00 (4,946 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Brown Narrator: Jan Maxwell Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781442353732
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It isn't the first time that identical twins Gillian and Melina Lloyd have switched identities. Melina, the more impetuous twin, proposes that her circumspect sister take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut and national hero Colonel Christopher "Chief" Heart. Although it's an enticing offer, Gillian declines for a very personal reason. Besides, she warns Melina, such a switch could have unexpected consequences.

Media-savvy Chief turns out to be an easy assignment for Melina. But the following morning, police arrive at Melina's door with the worst possible news: her beloved twin has been murdered, and on the walls, scrawled in blood, are obscenities directed at Gillian, along with insults that indisputably link Chief to the crime.

Dissatisfied with the official police investigation, Chief and Melina form a grudging alliance. Striking out on their own, they uncover more questions than answers, and are eventually led to the threshold of an inner sanctum, where a megalomaniac lies in wait for Gillian's replacement, her identical twin -- Melina.

A story that reveals the powerful, almost mystical bond between twins -- bond that compels a woman to go to impossible lengths to avenge her sister, The Switch defies every prediction. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sandra Brown is back in rare form with a complex and exciting tale that plays straight to all her strengths. Romance, suspense, and danger [make] The Switch dynamite reading.” 

    Romantic Times

  • “Displaying her talents for fast pacing and tricky plotting, Brown delivers one of her patented twists...setting the scene for a breathy, rose-colored climax.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Jan Maxwell’s voice is pleasant, almost winsome, and professional...[She] handles action scenes with exciting emphasis and romantic interludes with seductive deliberateness.”

    AudioFile

  • “Things are never quite what they appear to be in this compelling thriller—up to nearly the very last page. Fans of suspense fiction will be thoroughly entertained.”

    Booklist

  • “The story moves along amidst plot twists, dangerous encounters, and romantic interludes. Reader Jan Maxwell maintains a steady pace and brings to life the wide range of personalities.”  

    Library Journal (audio review)

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elifobeth | 2/20/2014

    " Actually I wanna give 5 stars but the story was hurting my feeling too much along the story, I give 4 then. Sandra Brown always quip the story you haven't expected, according to this novels, Envy and French Silk. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Murphy | 2/13/2014

    " The plot was sooo unrealistic and illogical. Disappointing for Sandra Brown "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babete | 2/12/2014

    " Como de costume uma leitura prazerosa! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/11/2014

    " Too predictable. Just wanted to get it over with. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krissie | 2/7/2014

    " Intriguing and interesting, but ultimately somewhat predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teena in Toronto | 2/1/2014

    " read this book a couple years ago so knew how it was going to end but I still enjoyed it again. There's lot of action, interesting characters and a good mystery. I like Sandra Brown's mystery novels - her romances not so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iris | 1/20/2014

    " My first Sandra Brown read. I enjoyed The Switch but a little incredulous though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 1/16/2014

    " A differnt kind of mystery and romance story. Switch, double switch, a murder, add a little bit of religious cult, ego-mania, American Indian, Astronaut, and twins- you've got the recipe for a story I didn't figure out until after the last minute. It was a free book tucked in with a audio version of "Riley in the Morning", from First Reads. Thanks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/15/2014

    " Intriguing. Predictable, but still interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 12/19/2013

    " only like her mysteries not her plain romances "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 12/9/2013

    " Another solid entry from Sandra Brown. Dealing with twins, one of whom is murdered, and the main suspect is the dead twins date. The leftover twin enters a romance with him and they fall in love while figuring out the mystery. There is some steam and a twist that will please. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 12/6/2013

    " This is a great romantic suspense from Sandra Brown. Identical twins switching places can never play it off than in this novel. A great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 12/4/2013

    " Only kept reading because I have a hard time giving up any book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tammy Johnson Winkler | 10/30/2013

    " I keep picking up these older Sandra Brown books at the library that don't really do much for me. This book was okay. I was a bit shocked by the ending. So, that was okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carla | 9/20/2013

    " Fast paced and a fun read. Some parts were a little far fetched but a good book if you didn't over analysis it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 9/10/2013

    " I don't know why I picked this up - not my typical book, but I loved this. A suspenseful, page turner. Fun. It was a number of years ago. I don't recall what the offensive religious part was that the gentleman here posted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 7/15/2013

    " Very good suspense with a surprise ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 5/21/2013

    " Some interesting plot twists and turns! Certainly gives you pause to think about televangelists and the like... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/6/2013

    " A little confusing, but riveting mystery. I had to concentrate to keep things sorted out, but it was worth the effort. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Y | 1/6/2013

    " So, so. I read and somewhat enjoyed this book. However, I've read many that were better constructed. Then ending was too predictable for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melody Dupre | 1/6/2013

    " Enjoyed this book....should have figured it out before the end what she was doing! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Now, if I could just get paid for Reading... | 12/20/2012

    " Another book Mom said to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 11/18/2012

    " Loved this book. Exciting and suspenseful until the very end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 10/19/2012

    " I thought I knew what was happening, and I was wrong. That's the way I like it...keep you guessing until the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 10/14/2012

    " Good story, I enjoy the author's style, but it was drawn out longer than necessary in my opinion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 6/18/2012

    " One of my favorite books by Sandra Brown "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryam | 5/16/2012

    " Gripping,shocking,alot of twists....the end left me a bit confused and shocked! good book! "

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About the Author
Author Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, many of which have ranked in the number one to five slots, with over eighty million copies of her books in print. Her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.

About the Narrator

Jan Maxwell is an American stage and television actress. She made her Broadway debut in the musical City of Angels and has been nominated for two Tony Awards and two Drama Desk Awards. She won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Her Broadway credits include Sixteen Wounded, Match, and The Dinner Party. She is the sister of Obie Award–winning playwright Richard Maxwell.