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Die atemberaubende und bewegende Geschichte einer einzigartigen Frau: Der Aufstieg der Johanna von Ingelheim (Johanna Wokalek), die als Mann verkleidet in die höchsten Ränge des Römischen Klerus gelangt. Bis sich zeigt, dass die Liebe ändere Pläne mit der "Päpstin" hat...

Das Filmhörspiel zur aufwändigen Kinoproduktion macht das Schicksal der Päpstin auf atemberaubende Weise hörbar: Die Stimmen der Stars, die Original-Filmmusik und atmosphärische Soundcollagen lassen das Mittelalter, die Machtspiele der Kirche und die Freiheit der Liebe in opulenten Klangbildern vor unseren Ohren auferstehen.

(c) + (p) 2009 Der Hörverlag

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this was great!

I know now why I have been learning German as a third optional language in school. To be able to enjoy this book!
It is such an amazing production, it's like listening to the full "Pope Joan" movie (but in German) with all of the music, even the same actors reprising their roles, like, for example the German stage and film actress Johanna Wokalek as the main heroine Pope Joan. And the narrator does such a great job by adding all of the extra nuance to the audio-book's already outstanding performance.
I would love to have the same outstandingly entertaining and emotional version in English but you know what, I in the end loved the German version for me it is special because I paid much more attention to what was unfolding plot-wise.
Audio effects for this production are amazingly immersive, from echos to fabric tearing - it's all in the novel adding one more extra dimension to the story.
I will most definitely revisit this book again it was a great reading/listening journey.