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  • Innocent Traitor

  • A Novel of Lady Jane Grey
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen, Davina Porter, Bianca Amato
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,061
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253

The child of a scheming father and ruthless mother, Lady Jane Grey is born during a time when ambition dictates action. Cousin to Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I, she is merely a pawn in a political and religious game in which one false step means a certain demise. But Lady Jane has remarkable qualities that help her to withstand the constant pressures of the royal machinery far better than most expect.

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  • By Jt on 03-05-07

Excellent - Historical Fiction

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Reviewed: 10-08-12

Would you listen to Innocent Traitor again? Why?

I wouldn't listen to Innocent Traitor again because I know that Lady Jane Grey is beheaded. It was agony listening to how she was used and how accepting she was of her fate. In fact, before I finished listening, I had to Google information about her and her family. I knew the ending of the story, but had to listen to how and why she had to suffer.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked all of the story. I'm especially interested in historical fiction right now. These novels bring history alive. The characters were real people. I know the author gives them dialogue based on research which is a gift.

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

The narrators bring life to the characters. I especially liked the variety of narrators in The Innocent Traitor and The Help. I couldn't have imagined the dialects and voices of any of these characters being an American from Northern California.

Who was the most memorable character of Innocent Traitor and why?

Lady Jane Grey was the most memorable character. Her point of view revealed her inability to save herself - from her parents, her husband, and finally from her queen. I liked her spirit - she was bright, studious, and pious, but also rebellious which wasn't accepted behavior for a woman. She did make the mistake of accepting her place as queen and thinking she was able to be a queen, even for a short while, which led to her downfall.

Any additional comments?

I have a two hour commute five days a week. What a gift it is to have someone read a book to me. Thank you - Audible. Audible hopes I've enjoyed this book - well, I have.