Author: Beth O’Leary

Narrators: Alison Steadman and Daisy Edgar-Jones

Publication Date: August 18, 2020

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Switch was a great book especially during these crazy times. The Switch is about a grandma and granddaughter that decide to switch houses and phones for a few months. The grandma, Eileen, lives in a small town and is involved in many town activities. The granddaughter, Leena, is a workaholic in London who is on a sabbatical from work and has a boyfriend in London. This is a great story of family, finding yourself, and love.

Eileen is trying online dating for the first time at 79, which is obviously as entertaining as it sounds. It’s so interesting seeing how she feels about all the differences in London and what she will take with when she goes back to her old life. One of the first things Leena does after the switch is walk her neighbors dog and the dog runs away. Leena’s life goes from perfectly together to falling apart in an entertaining and lovely way.

All the characters are so relatable and seem like real people. There are so many characters I wish I could walk into the book and be friends with. That is one of my favorite things about Beth O’Leary’s books.

The narrators were fantastic. I loved their accents and have nothing but great things to say about the narration.

This book is a great story all the way until the end. The end is a perfect wrap up of the story. I highly recommend this book for anyone that enjoyed The Flatshare.

Thank you Netgalley and Macmillan Audio for providing The Switch in exchange for an honest review.

About the author

Beth O’Leary worked in children’s publishing before becoming a full time author, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work.

If she’s not at her desk, you’ll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).

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20 thoughts on “Book Review: The Switch

  1. Such a great review! I picked this up from and really need to read it. Next month I’m going to aim for spooky reads but if I feel myself getting tired of that I might just pick this up. It sounds like such a fun time.

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  2. I have this as an ebook to read but now I’m slightly regretting not having Alison Steadman’s – she’ll always be Pam from Gavin and Stacey in my eyes! Love her!
    Can’t wait to read this! ☺️


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