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  • ISBN: 1455827134
  • Author: Grover Gardner,Lee Chadeayne,Oliver Pötzsch
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: World Literature
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Library edition (August 2, 2011)
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The Hangman’s Daughter.

Oliver Potzsch The Hangman’s Daughter DRAMATIS PERSONAEJAKOB KUISL, the hangman of SchongauSIMON FRONWIESER, the town physician’s sonMAGDALENA KUISL, the hangman’s daughterANNA MARIA KUISL, the hangman’s wifeTHE KUISL TWINS, Georg and BarbaraBONIFAZ FRONWIESER, the town physicianMARTHA STECHLIN, midwifeJOSEF GRIMMER, wagon driverGEORG RIEGG, wagon driverKONRAD WEBER, parish priestKATHARINA DAUBENBERGER, midwife from. The Hangman’s Daughter. JAKOB KUISL, the hangman of Schongau.

The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (Translator) is a very interesting book. I listened to the audio version and the narrator was perfect for this. The world building was wonderful, felt like I was back in time and living in this world.

The Hangman’s Daughter. Translated by. LEE CHADEAYNE. The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author. No part of this book may be reproduced, or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without express written permission of the publisher.

Narrated by: Grover Gardner. Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins. A Hangman's Daughter Tale. The Poisoned Pilgrim. The Hangman's Daughter, Book 4. By: Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator). By: Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translated by). Narrated by: Grover Gardner. Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins. Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins.

Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne. 1659 FIVE O’CLOCK IN THE MORNINGIT WAS A COLD MORNING, AND A THIN LAYER OF hoarfrost covered the meadows around the town. Dense fog was billowing from the river Church of the . . Dense fog was billowing from the river Church of the Assumption. Though it was still early, some peasants were already working the brown fields that lay above town in a checkerboard pattern. Bending low, they dragged their plows and harrows across the soil, which was still half frozen. Small clouds of white vapor were expelled from their mouths at every breath.

The Hangman's Daughter (original title in German: Die Henkerstochter) is a novel by Oliver Pötzsch.

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Narrator Grover Gardner, By (author) Oliver Pötzsch, Translated by Lee Chadeayne. Other books in this series. The Hangman's Daughter. Magdalena, the clever and headstrong daughter of Bavarian hangman Jakob Kuisl, lives with her father outside the village walls and is destined to be married off to another hangman's son-except that the town physician's son is hopelessly in love with her. And her father's wisdom and empathy are as unusual as his despised profession.

Hangman’s Daughter ~ Books 1-7. A historical fiction with a hint of spice surely makes the whole series of seven . A historical fiction with a hint of spice surely makes the whole series of seven books appealing for the readers and the listeners. The story takes us to the world of fiction in different era and different centuries. The writer Oliver Potzsch takes us to the era of witchcraft and develops the whole world quite accurately that is no doubt the key thing in this masterpiece.

Germany, 1659: When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. Whispers and dark memories of witch trials and the women burned at the stake just seventy years earlier still haunt the streets of Schongau. When more children disappear and an orphan boy is found dead―marked by the same tattoo―the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt into chaos.

Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the very woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth. With the help of his clever daughter, Magdelena, and Simon, the university-educated son of the town’s physician, Jakob discovers that a devil is indeed loose in Schongau. But it may be too late to prevent bloodshed.

Comments: (7)
I liked the start of this story, the basic idea of the tale, a hangman searching for the truth. I enjoy historical novels. I enjoy mysteries. The start of this story was interesting and well thought out. My main problem with this novel? What does the hangman's daughter have to do with this story? Sure, the hangman has a daughter. She's in this story as a minor character. The title of this story suggests this daughter has a major role, but quite frankly she doesn't. In fact, the hangman's daughter is such a minor character, she could be removed completely from the story and the novel would be virtually the same. The daughter could be replaced with a potted plant without much difference.

This book isn't about the hangman's daughter, it's a mystery novel starring a hangman and a young doctor sidekick, both male characters. So what's the deal with naming this story The Hangman's Daughter? Since she's thrown in almost as an afterthought, I can only guess she's there so women will buy this book. She has a scene towards the end of the book where she's captured as a hostage, but it's so forced and unnecessary, it's more like a "women in refrigerators" moment. In fact, ALL of the minor female characters are put in danger. Why? So they can be rescued? In the meantime, if you're a minor character living in this historical world, it seems like your only purpose is to be to chased, tortured, threatened with rape, or face being burnt alive as a witch. Yes, the hangman's daughter manages to escape, but the scene adds nothing to the novel. In fact, if the scene were removed, the writing would have been tighter. The core of the story is a murder mystery. Who is killing the orphans of the village and why? There's already one woman, falsely accused and in danger, held in the prison. Why torture another woman? The second woman, the hangman's daughter, captured and threatened, was an unnecessary cliché. Negative one star for false advertising. If you're going to label a book, The Hangman's Daughter, then let the book be about the hangman's daughter.

The ending of this story was sloppy and confusing. The last third of the book had tangents that didn't go along with the core of the story. Did something get lost during editing? Instead of tying up loose ends, there's more drama, then everything is miraculously solved behind the scenes. The end. I'm not going to lie, considering the quality of the writing, I was disappointed that the ending wasn't better. The author had a great idea. It's obvious he's a talented writer. He just couldn't seem to pull it all together. Too much "pantsing," not enough plotting at the end of the book. The characters reacted in a realistic way in the beginning, not so much by the end of the novel. I reluctantly removed another star.

This isn't a bad book, it's just misleading. Title it The Hangman or something else, and I'd like it better. I wouldn't have been looking for the story that wasn't there. Clarify the ending a little more and this would be a five star book. I'd say this book is written for adults. The female characters could be replaced with potted plants, so I can't see myself recommending it to any of the women in my life. Guys might like it more. The main character was interesting and fun. I wanted to like this book more than I did.
I really enjoy historical fiction and this one brought me to a time and place I haven't found myself before. We are introduced to a young Jakob helping his father the hangman in what turns into a gory execution gone wrong. After the shock wears off we are re-introduced to Jakob, years later, now the hangman himself with his own family. In this small little town the mysterious murder of a young boy with a suspicious mark opens the doorway to a impending witchhunt and the deaths of numerous other children.

Hmmm.... This book tore me in different directions. There were parts that really hooked me, parts that put me off and some that just plain confused me. I wonder if some of these downfalls were actually due to translation and if I was able to read it in it's original German, might not find them so bothersome.

First off, the title, is very misleading. While there was a section of the book that focused heavily on his daughter, she was far from a main character. She poked up now and then, but definitely didn't play such a role that called for her to be the title of the book.

I loved being transported to a different time and place. Schongau, 1659, felt very real, however, having no direct knowledge of this time or area, not sure of it's accuracy. But it was set well. I could visualize and smell the streets of this poor small town. I really loved getting a feel of society and the mindset of the people after the Thirty Years War and the atrocities that accompanied witch trials and hunts during that time. While disturbing, some of the council meetings really enlightened me to what the typical view was at that time. I love historical fictions that drive me yet teach me at the same time.

The characters felt real and well rounded. I would definitely place the Hangman, Jakob Kuisl and and the Doctor, Simon Fronwieser as the main characters. I got a real feel for Jakob, a man who was born to lead a life with a profession he deplored and attempted to drown out in alcohol. He was a man who did the best he could with what he was given. While knowing the accused midwife is innocent, he couldn't shirk his responsibility knowing they would simply find another hangman to take on his responsibility and possibly more painfully. I can't imagine how hard that would be. I could feel the weight on his shoulders, and also could easily see his motive for finding the true murderer. The young doctor was a nice contrast to the heavy weight Kuisl carried. I liked how open minded he was and while being an educated man, still rather naive in a lot of ways. A lot of the other characters were rather deplorable, but that was pretty much the point. Women were very minimized at this time, and so their roles were very small in this one. I liked how the hangman's daughter was very strong-willed and assertive, but she does play a very small role. I also liked Sophie, a young firecracker orphan really stepped up and fought for herself.

The mystery was a pretty good one, but towards the end something happens. It starts to really drag and the same thing gets retold in different ways. I'm not sure if this was due to the translation, or perhaps some more editing was needed, but it felt like there was some sort change and not in a good way. There were some pretty gory scenes. The torture is a given. The description of the boy's death also disturbing. What really shocked and appalled me is the flashback to Jakob's time during the war, there is a scene that is just so upsetting I still want to vomit thinking about it. For those with a weak stomach or sensitivity to babies, I am of the latter, it is perhaps worth skipping over since it still gives me nightmares thinking about it.

The best part of this book was the obvious dedication and research that was put into it. You can tell Oliver didn't give a few good guesses or read one or two paragraphs. I appreciate historical fiction authors that really teach you through stories. Oliver is definitely of this variety, learning about his genealogy was intriguing as well.

All in all this was a good book, perhaps even better if read in the traditional German, which unfortunately I am unable to do. I will keep my eyes open for his future books which I am hoping will have a cleaner translation.
I read approx.80 books a year and I love 15th, 16th century etc. books. The Trilogy is fantastic I'm not one that reads a book to find fault or to show strangers what a great reviewer I am, I read for entertainment.

This trilogy kept me entertained, the characters were strong and likable, the descriptions of the era were right on, all in all a great effort by the author.
Wish there were more.
Please note: This is a first novel in a series, so I can only believe that the next book will actually be about the hangman's daughter which by the way is named Magdalena.
This is a story set in Germany, around 1660, it is about murder children. A Hangman and a "physician" investigate these murders in an effort to exonerate a local midwife accused of the murders and of witchcraft before she is burn at the stake!
I liked this story for a glimpse of 17 century life in a small obscure Bavarian village and the interesting occupation of the Hangman/Executioner/Torturer with a heart of gold. His name is Jakob Kuisl. He is more of herbalist and family man than an Executioner. If you like somewhat historical murder mysteries with interesting and bizarre villagers, then read this book. I intend to read the next book in the series.
An another interesting point the author is a descendent of this Hangman, of the Kuisl family.
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