Hangman's Daughter
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  • 1
    The Hangman's Daughter | Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)

    The Hangman's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Great but graphic

    The Hangman's Daughter hooked me and I listened, engaged, to the end. It has everything I like in historical mystery - compelling characters, fascinat..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 14 2013 by Margaret (Alameda, CA, United States)
  • 2
    The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale | Oliver Pötzsch

    The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    The Real Discovery of Penicillin!

    I liked "The Dark Monk" better than its predecessor, "The Hangman's Daughter." It tells a better story, and it has fewer horrific descriptions of M..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 15 2013 by Snoodely (Santa Barbara, CA United States)
  • 3
    The Beggar King: A Hangman's Daughter Tale | Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translated by)

    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
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    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.

    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 | Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)

    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
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (186)
    Story
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    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.

    Good but not Great

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

    Reviewed on November 23 2014 by richard ()