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. When one of the monks disappears and his lab is destroyed, foul play is suspected. Who better to investigate than the famed hangman Jakob Kuisl? But as the hangman and his family attempt to solve the mystery of the missing monk, they must deal with the eccentric denizens of the monastery and villagers who view the monks' inventions as witchcraft that must be destroyed at all costs.
This thrilling fourth entry in the Hangman's Daughter series features scheming monks, murderous robots, and the action and intrigue that never seem to cease when the Kuisls are on a case.
©2012 Oliver Pötzsch. English translation © 2013 by Lee Chadeayne (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love this series of books. The narrator suits the book perfectly and the book is impossible to turn off or put down if on paper. A historical novel spliced with real historical places and the author being related to the central characters lends it so much more credo and makes it quite difficult to believe that the storyline in itself has a large fictitious element. Anyone into history and murder mystery should give it a read.
Always a solid story with plenty of twists and turns. Good narration throughout. Love this series.
The fourth in the Hangman's Daughter series. All are excellent. Intend to read all of his books. You would get more reviews out of me if you didn't require so many words.
"I have enjoyed this series"
My sister recommended this series to me after the first one I was hooked on it. This one might be my 3 favorite that I have listen to.
"An awesome book well worth the read & 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.
"Another good one by Oliver Potzsch"
This was another good one by Oliver Potzsch. I didnt like it as well as the first three, but still enjoyed it. I'm officially a fan! Perfect narration by Grover Gardner.
"lost in translation"
I really enjoy the Hangman's Daughter series. over read the previous ones. This is my first audio for the series. I do sometimes feel like something might get lost in translation to English. I feel like the language is too modern for the time period sometimes. The narrator does a good job though I almost fell like a slight accent would be nice since the story takes place in another country. I still enjoy the characters though and look forward to the next one.
"Another great read"
I have at this point read all of the series. I love the story line and learning about a time and culture from such a time.
The great characters bring this elaborate 17th century novel to life. The narration made a great story more entertaining.
"Another Great Hangman Story"
A great giggle.
I have read all of the Hangman Stories so far and this is far from my favorite but I liked the playful air. I also enjoyed the relationships in the story between the Hangman, his daughter and now son-in-law. The monks were another story and quite the opposite of what you would expect the monks to be.
His performances are so good that I cannot imagine the Hangman without his voice.
Things are not what they seem to be...
The Hangman series is excellently written and read. I anxiously await the next one if there is one. The story was action packed and with so much going on in the book, you were beginning to wonder how this all would come together. It really does come together somewhat but not as you would imagine. Grover does such a great job of unraveling the characters. Loved it.
"Feel like I'm a part of it"
Even in book 4 of this story line I am intrigued. I want for the characters. I feel right along with them, I get frustrated when they do, my heart races with them and breaks with them as well and I feel like I am a part of the story. I am eager for my next Jakob Kuisl fix.
"The Hangman's Daughter"
skipped through after chapter 4, the story was a little dry. but I really loved the previous books. the stories became predictable
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