The Beggar King : Hangman's Daughter

  • by Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translated by)
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • Series: Hangman's Daughter
  • 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Great Read!

Would you consider the audio edition of The Beggar King to be better than the print version?

No. Both combined in immersion resd enhances both/


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Beggar King?

The Hangman, finding himself facing a hangman.


Which scene was your favorite?

Battle in the forest.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I needed time to absorb all the twists and turns of the plot.


Any additional comments?

cant wait for the next book in series.

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- Frank

Great 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!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio