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  • The Beggar King: A Hangman's Daughter Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translated by)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (236)
    Story
    (237)

    1662: Jakob Kuisl, the hangman of a village in the Alps, receives a letter from his sister calling him to the imperial city of Regensburg, where a gruesome sight awaits him: her throat has been slit. When the city constable discovers Kuisl alongside the corpse, he locks him in a dungeon, where Kuisl will experience firsthand the torture he’s administered himself for years.

    Frank says: "Great Read!"
    "I love the Hangman and his daughter!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Assuming historicall correctness, I would recomend this to a friend. One who isn't too squeamish about the filth, and vermine of the time period. The Hangmans integrity, determination, and apparent indestructability, are nothing less than super human, yet believable. I enjoy the foibles and funniness of his daughter and her lover/boyfriend. You wouldn't think there could be anything about those years that could be funny, but the added humor help make the rest readable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Hangman of course.


    Which character – as performed by Grover Gardner – was your favorite?

    His daughter, who generally acts first then thinks SECOUND, is truly his daughter.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to it a bit at a time, or I could go right through.


    Any additional comments?

    I have one more to go, then I hope Mr. Potzsch will write more.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Kevin J. Anderson
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1748)
    Performance
    (702)
    Story
    (705)

    An explosive new science fiction series by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson, Hidden Empire is the first volume in The Saga of the Seven Suns, modeled after the Star Wars and X-Files universes. Anderson has become the foremost science fiction writer of the century, bringing to life vivid characters and worlds that delight his fans across the galaxy.

    A User says: "Great Listen"
    "This book sucks! Then it sucks lemons!"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I don't think I can recomend this to anyone. This book has a multitude of characters, with strange names from a multitude of species, with strange names, from a multitude of worlds, some invisible. It is very difficult to follow the many characters, species, and worlds, as each has it's own story line, some of which finally fit together eventually, some who don't. It ends with death, and an explanation of "I lied" which may be intended as a cliff hanger.....to find out what happens next, assumably you must read the next book. I, personally can't imagine wanting to go back for more. There isn't enough character development to get to know any one character to care what happens to them. Bye, bye


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kevin J. Anderson again?

    I doubt it.


    What about George Guidall’s performance did you like?

    I generally like Mr. Guidall's reading. What he is reading isn't his fault.


    What character would you cut from Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 1?

    Most of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe the author could dismantle the entire book, and seperate the story lines for each individual, and follow that person/thing to the end seperated from the others?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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