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The Poisoned Pilgrim

The Hangman's Daughter, Book 4
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Series: A Hangman's Daughter Tale, Book 4
Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
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Summary

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.

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Brilliant work once more.

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.

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  • Amanda
  • Sunbury, United Kingdom
  • 08-04-16

Excellent as always

Always a solid story with plenty of twists and turns. Good narration throughout. Love this series.

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  • John
  • 19-06-16

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.

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  • prc
  • 10-04-19

Best in the series so far.

This one twists and turns, many nail biting scenes. Some parts predictable but all of it very entertaining. Need to start the next one right away.

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  • Kismet
  • 19-05-16

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.

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  • Kelly
  • 14-09-19

A great adventure

As the previous 3 books, this an interesting story. The characters are real and compelling. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Yvette
  • 01-11-19

A fast paced story.

Loved every twist, turn and heart wrenching moment. This makes me want to read every hangman's daughter book.

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  • Daniel D. Miles
  • 16-07-19

Not Oliver's Best

I struggled to stay interested. the story was ok but very predictable. not very original.

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  • Brenda
  • 07-07-19

Hangman series

Have listened to four in the series. Hope the rest come with audible. Loving it.

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  • Allison
  • 02-04-19

I love this series so I powered through

This was definitely my least favorite so far. Hard to follow at times and a lot just seemed too far fetched

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-01-19

Oh this book was awesome

I have enjoyed each one of these up to book 4. I am looking forward to book 5 now.

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  • Sapphire
  • 30-10-18

Captivating and Bittersweet

Although it seems that this family is a crime magnet, the story is as always holding you hostage trying to keep up with the mystery. I love how this story shows the love and strength of family and the great bond of true friendship.