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The Poisoned Pilgrim Audiobook
The Poisoned Pilgrim
Written by: 
Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)
Narrated by: 
Grover Gardner
The Poisoned Pilgrim Audiobook

The Poisoned Pilgrim: The Hangman's Daughter, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

1666: The monastery at Andrechs has long been a pilgrimage destination, but when the hangman's daughter, Magdalena; her doctor husband, Simon; and their two small children arrive there, they learn that the monks have far larger concerns than saying Mass and receiving alms. It seems that once again the hangman's family has fallen into a mysterious and dangerous adventure.

Two monks at the monastery experiment with cutting-edge technology, including a method of deflecting the lightning that has previously set the monastery ablaze. When one of the monks disappears and his lab is destroyed, foul play is suspected. Who better to investigate than the famed hangman Jakob Kuisl? But as the hangman and his family attempt to solve the mystery of the missing monk, they must deal with the eccentric denizens of the monastery and villagers who view the monks' inventions as witchcraft that must be destroyed at all costs.

This thrilling fourth entry in the Hangman's Daughter series features scheming monks, murderous robots, and the action and intrigue that never seem to cease when the Kuisls are on a case.

©2012 Oliver Pötzsch. English translation © 2013 by Lee Chadeayne (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Linda 04-28-15
    Linda 04-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    The fourth in the Hangman's Daughter series. All are excellent. Intend to read all of his books. You would get more reviews out of me if you didn't require so many words.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 06-19-16
    John 06-19-16

    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.

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    "An awesome book well worth the read & credit."

    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.

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    Dorsi 05-19-16
    Dorsi 05-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another good one by Oliver Potzsch"

    This was another good one by Oliver Potzsch. I didnt like it as well as the first three, but still enjoyed it. I'm officially a fan! Perfect narration by Grover Gardner.

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    Amazon Customer Victorville, CA, United States 05-12-16
    Amazon Customer Victorville, CA, United States 05-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "lost in translation"

    I really enjoy the Hangman's Daughter series. over read the previous ones. This is my first audio for the series. I do sometimes feel like something might get lost in translation to English. I feel like the language is too modern for the time period sometimes. The narrator does a good job though I almost fell like a slight accent would be nice since the story takes place in another country. I still enjoy the characters though and look forward to the next one.

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    Montez 04-30-16
    Montez 04-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great read"

    I have at this point read all of the series. I love the story line and learning about a time and culture from such a time.

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    Amazon Customer 03-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent!"

    The great characters bring this elaborate 17th century novel to life. The narration made a great story more entertaining.

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    Maria A. Cosenza 11-21-15 Member Since 2008

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    "Another Great Hangman Story"
    If you could sum up The Poisoned Pilgrim in three words, what would they be?

    A great giggle.


    What other book might you compare The Poisoned Pilgrim to and why?

    I have read all of the Hangman Stories so far and this is far from my favorite but I liked the playful air. I also enjoyed the relationships in the story between the Hangman, his daughter and now son-in-law. The monks were another story and quite the opposite of what you would expect the monks to be.


    What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?

    His performances are so good that I cannot imagine the Hangman without his voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Things are not what they seem to be...


    Any additional comments?

    The Hangman series is excellently written and read. I anxiously await the next one if there is one. The story was action packed and with so much going on in the book, you were beginning to wonder how this all would come together. It really does come together somewhat but not as you would imagine. Grover does such a great job of unraveling the characters. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie McLain Ewa Beach, HI 09-27-15
    Julie McLain Ewa Beach, HI 09-27-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Feel like I'm a part of it"

    Even in book 4 of this story line I am intrigued. I want for the characters. I feel right along with them, I get frustrated when they do, my heart races with them and breaks with them as well and I feel like I am a part of the story. I am eager for my next Jakob Kuisl fix.

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    Cynthia 02-22-15
    Cynthia 02-22-15
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    "The Hangman's Daughter"

    skipped through after chapter 4, the story was a little dry. but I really loved the previous books. the stories became predictable

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    richard 11-23-14
    richard 11-23-14 Member Since 2016

    My name is Richard and I am an addict.

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    "Good but not Great"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes. Good narration and decent story line coupled with interesting characters is never a waste of time.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes and no. The story would drag at times and other instances it felt rushed. Of all the Hangman's Daughter series i've read this was the most obvious in terms of figuring out who the villan was.


    Any additional comments?

    I would definately buy this book if I purchased the other books in the series. The writing is good and the characters are memorable. I would definately not start with this book because too much of the characters actions and behaviors can only be understood by reading the books in order.

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  • MR C G ELKINGTON
    5/2/16
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    "Brilliant work once more."

    I love this series of books. The narrator suits the book perfectly and the book is impossible to turn off or put down if on paper. A historical novel spliced with real historical places and the author being related to the central characters lends it so much more credo and makes it quite difficult to believe that the storyline in itself has a large fictitious element. Anyone into history and murder mystery should give it a read.

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  • Amanda
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    4/8/16
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    "Excellent as always"

    Always a solid story with plenty of twists and turns. Good narration throughout. Love this series.

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