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Hangman's Daughter
Books in series4
(3.9 based on 2213 ratings)
  • 1

    The Hangman's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner

    When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. When more children disappear and an orphan is found dead with the same mark, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth.

    goddess_of_pipework says: "Fascinating"

    This was a fascinating book. Jacob Kuisl is the hangman of the town of Schongau, some years after the infamous Schongau witch trials. When two child..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 17 2011 by goddess_of_pipework (Roswell, GA United States)
  • 2

    The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner

    It is 1648, a small village in the Alps: In the thick of a blizzard,a town priest discovers he’s been poisoned. As numbness creeps up his body, he summons the last of his strength and scratches a sign in the frost that will lead the town hangman, his daughter, and the town physician in pursuit of a treasure of the Knights Templar. But the priest’s murderer is already on their trail, and he’s not the only one after the legendary fortune: a dark monk is not far behind,and a band of thieves is roving the countryside, attacking solitary travelers and spreading panic.

    G Matt says: "Interesting story but uninteresting writing."
    Interesting story but uninteresting writing.

    Perhaps it is due to the translation, but the writing is bland. If my German was better, I would have liked to hear the story in its original languag..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 02 2013 by G Matt (Seongnam, Korea (South))
  • 3

    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

    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!"
    Great Read!

    No. Both combined in immersion resd enhances both/

    Reviewed on March 04 2013 by Frank (United States)
  • 4

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

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner

    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.

    Kitty says: "Good mystery and a bit of history as a bonus"
    Good mystery and a bit of history as a bonus

    Not knowing much about the 1600s, this was a good insight into that era. I am relying of course on the author's research, which seems to me entirely b..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 20 2014 by Kitty (Reno, NV)