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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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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-23-16

Good story

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

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5 out of 5 stars
By Grete on 04-17-16

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.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Jane on 04-04-17

Really boring book

What would have made Voyage of Innocence better?

If it had been less like an advert for the communist party.

Would you ever listen to anything by Elizabeth Edmondson again?

I have listened to, or read, five other books by this author and really enjoyed all of them. This book is so different it could have been written by someone else.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator was good. It's a pity she had such poor material.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

None.

Any additional comments?

The publishers summary of this book is very misleading. It paints a picture of a story that's interesting and exciting. Unfortunately this book is neither. Much of the book is dominated by rants of why the Government of the period is bad and communism is the only way forward. The characters are rather serious and shallow, it's difficult to like any of them. Audio books need to be entertaining and listening to this was, at times, hard work.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By P on 02-08-16

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.

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