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.
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.
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.
We continue to follow the Hangman and his daughter, each fighting their own battles. This book was worth the time and it kept me guessing. The line between good and bad sometimes blurred. Good read!
a humble, seeking, loudmouth, Jesus lover, and sometimes heretic explores his questions, concerns, and varied interests through books.
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!
My name is Richard and I am an addict.
Not at the top but very near to it. The story good, characters interesting, and never a dull moment. I can't wait to buy number four.
Definately did not see it coming, then POW, smack me in the face with an interesting twist. Potzsch is like a good boxer setting you up with fiegns before the knock out blow.
Grover Gardner brings the story to life. It becomes more of a play than a story.
Oliver Potzsch is bringing the middle ages back to life. His story is so realistic it feels as if I were living next door to his characters. Definatelly putting Bavaria on my short list of travel destinations.
"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 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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