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.
As nightmares assail him, Kuisl can only hope to prevail on the Regensburg executioner to show mercy to a fellow hangman. Kuisl’s steely daughter, Magdalena, and her young doctor paramour, Simon, rush to Regensburg to try to save Jakob, enlisting an underground network of beggars, a beer-brewing monk, and an Italian playboy for help. Navigating the labyrinthine city, they learn there is much more behind the false accusation than a personal vendetta: a plan that will endanger the entire German Empire.
Chock-full of fascinating historical detail, The Beggar King brings to vibrant life another tremendous tale of an unlikely hangman and his tough-as-nails daughter, confirming Pötzsch’s mettle as a storyteller at the height of his powers.
©2010 Oliver Pötzsch (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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I love these hangman stories! Great story. Great performance! This is the 3rd Hangman's Daughter book I have read and I love them all!
No. Both combined in immersion resd enhances both/
The Hangman, finding himself facing a hangman.
Battle in the forest.
No. I needed time to absorb all the twists and turns of the plot.
cant wait for the next book in series.
I'm a crippeled old warrior with difficulty typing/writing etc. I used to love reading books, and have read many. I now love audio books.
I bought the first book on a fluke and loved every minute. Since then, I've listened to the whole series, and passionately awaiting the next issue.
The Beggar King, A Hangman's Daughter Tale, is a MUST own! Loved every word. I especially enjoyed the narrator Grover Gardner, as his voice adds a certain tone to the whole series.
The Beggar King was a fantastic book included into The Hangman's Daughter series. I feel like these stories are just getting richer and more complex as they go along, all the while still sticking with the same kind of language, theme, and well-loved characters. I enjoyed the change of location and all of the back story this one gave to the previous ones as well, and it seemed to wrap up an on-going story you were only barely aware of in the other books-and it makes you feel like you were dying to find out all along! I highly recommend it.
Also, after the epilogue, the author walks you through a tour of the locations as they stand now and compares them to the places and locations in the book. It's a great little tour, and really makes you want to visit!
Again, the audio book on this one is amazing. Grover Gardner has a fantastic way with his voices and I like hearing the names and places as they should be said rather than guessing.
Honestly, all of the characters were fascinating and well thought out.
Yes, I've listened to the previous Hangman's Daughter books done by him, and they were all wonderful.
Probably Kuisl because he's just fascinating.
The feeling of the past, bad and good people, bad and good deed.
Yes, it did keep me awake and listening intensely.
His lively and sincere reading is very much to my liking.
As before it is the hangman and his daughter who sit still with me.
Just to recommend this tales to anyone who likes past tales of these ages where evil thrived but good people lived as well. Endless battle of good and evil.
A more complex story than the previous two,
Great character development,
Great twists and an excellent plot,
Historically detailed and a fantastic story all around!!!
About to the start book four in the series
Great read, twist after twist. The translators have given a smooth and rich product.
I loved this 3rd installment by Potzsch set in 1660s Germany. I love the character development and adventure of these tales. Excellent narration by Grover Gardner.
"a good yarn!"
A good pacy story and I really enjoyed the author's words at the end. I am not sure if this is the fault of the translator but there were many instances of contemporary speech patterns which did not fir the historical context. The independent and unconventional female and her lover were slightly unconvincing. However on the level of an adventure story it was entertaining enough.
"Another brilliant book in the Hangmans Daughter Series"
The series is brilliant filled with lots of actual history, family history, nail biting and thrilling imagination. Absolutely fantastic book.
"Another entertaining adventure with Magdalena!"
if you have enjoyed other books in this series then you won't be disappointed. Some great new characters and another fantastic performance by Grover Gardner who really makes the book come alive.
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