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Voyage of Innocence Audiobook

Voyage of Innocence

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of The Frozen Lake comes an enthralling novel of love, betrayal, and idealism as three very different young women go up to Oxford in the years immediately before World War Two.

Vee - the clergyman’s daughter. Boyish, alluring, she plans to use her time at Oxford to put right everything that went wrong in her loveless childhood. Her friendship with Alfred introduces her to politics and the subversive attractions of secret societies; it will lead to her career as a secret agent, but at what cost to old loyalties and her true feelings?

Claudia, radiant, intense, aristocratic, is equally drawn to the secret society and one member in particular; his dazzling influence will see her travel to Berlin and come under the spell of fascism as war looms.

And Lally, glamorous daughter of an Irish-American senator, is sceptical of the society and the arguments from both sides.

©2005 Elizabeth Edmondson (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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  • Amazon Customer
    23/04/16
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    "Good story"

    A very good story. Kept me interested to the end. Lots of twists and turns!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Grete
    vancouver, BC, Canada
    17/04/16
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    "Strong characters and good suspense story"

    Interesting story of young women in 30's Britain, and how they responded to the rise of both Fascism and communism.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dena
    22/05/16
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    "Interesting"

    At first I didn't like it but as it went on I found it interesting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jkjlw
    22/10/15
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    "Voyage of TMI"
    If you could sum up Voyage of Innocence in three words, what would they be?

    To much description


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Expected


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene of Peggy's death. This was the death of innocence for Vee


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

    The Death of Innocence


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading a Villa in Italy, however in The Voyage of Innocence, the author left no room for the reader to fill in the blanks. When I am reading, I like an author to give me a brief description of a scene and let me use my imagination to fill in the blanks. There was no chance in this book. Most scenes were over described. There were echos of Trollope in her style. However, Trollope almost goes too far, but he manages to stop. This being said, I love Trollope. I would not finished the book had it not been for the narrator. SHE IS GREAT.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • P
    8/02/16
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    "Addictive"
    Would you listen to Voyage of Innocence again? Why?

    No - but only because I never return to books I have read before. I don't like knowing what's going to happen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lally because she is good, through and through: sensitive, kind, calm and non-judgmental.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    V's wedding to Giles.


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

    V's realisation that her mother only loved Daisy.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nicki John
    11/07/16
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    "Extraordinary passage of time"

    Loved it! Learnt so much about politics in an ever changing world pre world war 2. Women learning to stand in their power & go against the grain. Losing site of themselves in the face of their beliefs. fantastic read (listen!) & clearly very well researched.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • G
    BLANDFORD FORUM, United Kingdom
    9/05/16
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    "Boring meandering story"
    Would you try another book written by Elizabeth Edmondson or narrated by Nicolette McKenzie?

    Possibly, definitely one narrated by Nicolette Mckenzie


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    This was the most interesting part of the book!


    Which character – as performed by Nicolette McKenzie – was your favourite?

    Alfred


    If this book were a film would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I have read Villa in Italy and The Frozen lake and enjoyed both . I enjoy vintage type books but this one was so slow without getting anywhere I was tempted to leave it altogether. However, I do not like to not finish a book so persevered but I can't say it was worth it. The wrapping up in chapter 31 was the most interesting part. Nicolette Mckenzie has a lovely voice and it was down to her that I did continue with it. I couldn't really empathise with any of the characters except may be Alfred. Altogether a long winded drawn out story which got nowhere until the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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