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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.
©2010 Oliver Pötzsch (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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By C. S. on 01-04-15

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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By Frank on 03-04-13

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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By ginny on 03-28-13

a good yarn!

A good pacy story and I really enjoyed the author's words at the end. I am not sure if this is the fault of the translator but there were many instances of contemporary speech patterns which did not fir the historical context. The independent and unconventional female and her lover were slightly unconvincing. However on the level of an adventure story it was entertaining enough.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

By lars on 11-08-17

Another amazing Instalment

This book had me gripped from start to finish. Fantastic character development and detail to history within Regensburg. I am not going to waffle of about the plot, as it is nice to discover the twists and turns yourself...but I whole heartedly recommend this book and the rest of the Hangmans daughter series!! Grover Gardener is completely synonymous to the characters for me now due to his excellent delivery of these wonderful books.

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