"I should be dead. Buried in an unmarked grave in Romania. Obviously, I am not. God had other plans."
At just under five feet tall, Virginia Prodan was no match for the towering six-foot-ten-inch, gun-wielding assassin the Romanian government sent to her office to take her life. It was not the first time her life had been threatened - nor would it be the last.
As a young attorney under Nicolae Ceausescu's brutal communist regime, Virginia had spent her entire life searching for the truth. When she finally found it in the pages of the most forbidden book in all of Romania, Virginia accepted the divine call to defend fellow followers of Christ against unjust persecution in an otherwise ungodly land.
For this act of treason, she was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, placed under house arrest, and came within seconds of being executed under the orders of Ceausescu himself. How Virginia not only managed to elude her enemies time and again but also helped expose the appalling secret that would ultimately lead to the demise of Ceausescu's evil empire is one of the most extraordinary stories ever told.
A must-listen for all generations, Saving My Assassin is the unforgettable account of one woman's search for truth, her defiance in the face of evil, and a surprise encounter that proves without a shadow of a doubt that nothing is impossible with God.
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Saving My Assassin--A powerful true story
Listening to the book pulled my focus to the scenes and feelings that Virginia Prodan conveys in the story of her childhood in an unpleasant home and then life and career as an attorney under the Romanian dictatorship. There are a few twists in the story on the way to the scene with the assassin and that is not the end. I read the print version when it came out and was so pleased to see the audio version that I had to get it as well. The two narrators are very good for this book.
The house arrest scenes when people seem to enter even with the guards present. To comment about the assassin might spoil the book.
No, but the narration for this book was appropriate for this book.
The "creepy" sensation for the tense parts of the book is reoccurring and lasts a while after the book is finished. There were only a couple of tears this time with the audio, but I had read the print version before.
I recommend this book highly for a small look into life in a dictatorship and as a memoir with a positive outcome. This book might be really good for students. Virginia Prodan has studied, trained, and practiced law under two very different systems of government and is a very passionate speaker.
Truly a fascinating story
- B. Ventura