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The Werewolf of Bamberg Audiobook

The Werewolf of Bamberg: The Hangman's Daughter, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

In 1668, hangman Jakob Kuisl, his daughter Magdalena, and her husband Simon are traveling to the town of Bamberg. But what was planned as a family vacation soon becomes a nightmare: there is a murderer in Bamberg leaving the severed limbs of victims in the trash outside the city. When rumors quickly spread that the murders are the work of a werewolf, Jakob Kuisl must prove the superstition wrong and embark on a search for the "devil of Bamberg". This thrilling fifth entry in Oliver Pötzsch's Hangman's Daughter series follows the continuing adventures and mysteries that surround the Kuisl family.

©2015 Brilliance Audio, Inc.; 2015 Oliver Potzsch

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    Cheri 02-06-16
    Cheri 02-06-16 Member Since 2012
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    "A Great Historical Thriller!"

    Werewolf of Bamberg is an excellent addition to the Hangman’s Daughter series. It's a captivating mystery full of drama, suspense, action, and great characters. The author did an amazing job of researching the actual time period, and weaves enough historical places and people into the story making it very convincing and entertaining. While this a complex story with multiple POV's, it flows nicely and will keep you guessing.

    Jakob, the Schongau hangman, and his family head to Bamberg for his brother’s wedding. They soon discover several citizens of Bamberg are going missing and some of their bodies turn up, and show signs of being tortured (or at least some body parts are turning up). Then there is talk about werewolf attacks, and soon the whole town is in a frenzy, and people are accusing others of being a werewolf.

    While the mystery of who is conducting these werewolf attacks intensifies, there's plenty of family drama, especially with Jakob and his brother. They have not seen each other in years, and argue all the time. These two characters had me laughing. The family drama ties in nicely with the story, and there is never a dull moment

    Jakob who is my favorite character is blunt, grumpy, tough, and drives his family crazy by keeping them in suspense when he comes up with a hunch or is devising a plan. His "particular skill" makes him a great detective, who else can pick up a severed arm, and determine the sex, age, the fact the person had Gout, was tortured, and what they did for a living.

    The narrator was faultless and did an amazing job. Overall, this is great historical mystery with elements of truth. Anyone who is a fan of history, and loves a good mystery, will enjoy this story. Caution: if you have not listened to the other books in the series, I strongly suggesting starting with book one. All the stories are great, and the characters are developed over the series.

    Worth the time and credit.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    DobieChuck Colorado 01-01-16
    DobieChuck Colorado 01-01-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Outstanding!!!"

    This is an entirely satisfying and entertaining historical mystery w/ noteworthy factual and fictional vividness... This is the best work of the series thus far, and the author shows some serious chops along w/ an ascendant improvement in his craft... The mystery itself is thoughtful and tantalizing, rife w/obvious and not so obvious clues, and simply delightful red herrings;). You'll get everything you need to figure it out, but good luck w/ that;). The historical setting compliments the mystery richly indeed... The pace of the story is perfectly set w/ punctuated action and thrills... The picture of class inequality, imprisonment, and bigotry is dark and sobering... Don't be so sure you know where the true monstrousness resides... There's assuredly some mirroring to modern prejudices... The characters are magnificent, both the likeable and unlikeable... All the Kuisls put the fun back in disfuntion;). I especially enjoy Jakob of course, but Bartol grew on me largely due to the genuine soul hidden beneath the torturer's shell... How can you not like a character that loves his dogs so much.... He's right, they do have better souls than us... The narration is nothing short of superb, and the total product is a book most anyone will thoroughly enjoy, especially fans of historical mystery fiction... Absolutely worth the credit, but you might want to start the series from the beginning to be fully in the know, but it can be read as a stand alone...

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    John 06-19-16
    John 06-19-16
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    "Worth more than a single 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John S. Rockville, md 10-05-17
    John S. Rockville, md 10-05-17
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    "great writer and great story"

    I really like the writer and you gotta love the way he wraps it all together.

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    L. Nelson Hudson Florida USA 09-23-17
    L. Nelson Hudson Florida USA 09-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "GOOD BOOK GREAT LISTEN"

    I would definitely recommend the Hangman's Daughter series of books. Especially if you like old world history. I really loved the narration of the book. However, I have listened to a particular series of books written by David Rosenblat that Grover Gardner narrates. I expected the character in those books to pop up at any moment and solve the mystery of the Werewolf of Bamberg.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janessa Cargile Denver 09-12-17
    Janessa Cargile Denver 09-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "love love love"

    I've enjoyed every book in the hangman's daughter series thus far. this is no exception. and I love the voices Grover gives them. I'll definitely be listening to them again!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Brooklyn, NY, USA 08-22-17
    Edward Brooklyn, NY, USA 08-22-17 Member Since 2010
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    "A 20-hour comic book."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Quality writing, 3-D characters, believable situations


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Wolff Hall


    Would you be willing to try another one of Grover Gardner’s performances?

    Yes. Grover is great when he does Will Durant's stuff. He has no range of character though. His women sound like he's trying too hard.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Werewolf of Bamberg?

    Many, but the endless irrelevant jabbering during the climactic chase scene stands out.


    Any additional comments?

    Rather than twists and turns the plot reads like an elaborate lie. The flat predictable characters talk too much, like the two brothers who argue all the time. The situations are frequently implausible, like servants who blab information about their masters to complete strangers. The translation is poor, using words like "snuck." The verbs are easy to read as in juvenile literature. The adjectives are cliche--jet black, razor sharp, bone-chilling cold. Bone-chilling prose is more like it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark 07-25-17
    Mark 07-25-17
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    "amazing series of books"

    I can't get enough of these books. Can't wait until someone final gets this on screen.

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    Colorado-reader 06-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Ugh, The same old thing."

    Is there such a thing as plagiarizing your own work? In this case, I think so. A different setting, same old theme. Hangmen's families are outcasts and "Necessary evils", over and over. The tension between the characters was repeated so much I wanted to skim through – or in this case, fast forward. I get it already. This guy hates that guy, still hates that guy, and still…
    "Who could it be? What would they do?" These lines were repeated in so many ways with slim variations, that I wanted to be the hangman... and chop off the story right there.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mz Susie 06-10-17
    Mz Susie 06-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "not what the title says"

    i could not get into the story not what I expected very disappointed with this author

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  • lars
    9/18/17
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    "Hooked!"

    I am absolutely hooked to this series of books by Oliver Pötzsch. The characters are so well developed, and as a reader find myself completely invested in them. The plot had great depth and pace kept surprising me throughout. I also love the narration by Grover Gardener, he vocally depicts exactly how I'd imagined Jakob to sound. I whole heartedly recommend this book, in both written and audio. I'm not going to go into writing a break down of the story overview...take a chance, and just read it/listen to it yourself, and I really hope you love it as much as I have come to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    9/5/17
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    "The werewolf of bamberg"

    Well read with plenty of expresion and feeling the storyteller kept your interest and made you hang on every word

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR C G ELKINGTON
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    "Great book"

    Real places semi real history. Keeps you guessing hard to put down twist in the tail.

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