Saving My Assassin

Narrated by: Matilda Novak
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (134 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"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.

©2017 Virginia Prodan (P)2017 Two Words Publishing LLC

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Saving My Assassin--A powerful true story

Would you consider the audio edition of Saving My Assassin to be better than the print version?

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.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Saving My Assassin?

The house arrest scenes when people seem to enter even with the guards present. To comment about the assassin might spoil the book.

Have you listened to any of Matilda Novak’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but the narration for this book was appropriate for this book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Hard to put it down!

It's a dark, beautiful, trying, miraculous, sad, exciting, true story. It challenges your spiritual walk to strengthen areas that may be weak. It emphasizes prayer and dependency on the Lord for guidance, protection, peace, healing, companionship, and daily bread. It's one of the the top 5 stories I've heard that exemplifies forgiveness as Christ forgave and still does.

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So very inspiring for me.

I found the story to be exceptionally inspiring, meanful. Sure held my attention and stired my appreciation.

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Wow! A woman with incredible courage!

Such an amazing true story! To overcome everything Virginia Prodan had been through, took incredible courage and a strong love for God. Truly inspiring! Loved it!

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Saving my Assasin

keeps you in suspense, takes lady from. very sad childhood but she has dresm to beckme s lswhyer and seeking truth!!

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Exceptional storry for those who crave freedom!

This book captivated me from the beginning to the end. Remarcable detailed, yet easy to envision, the writing and the story telling technique. Was like I withnesed every moment with my own eyes.

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Truly a fascinating story

Who can imagine a 100 pound woman standing against a corrupt government like she did. Her life was on the line every day.

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Life changing book a Must Read!

Saving My Assassin is truly a life changing book! I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone! In an era filled with hate and people crying for justice, this book needs to be shouted from the roof tops! Pray for your enemies and do not stoop low and return their words of slander or hate. Virginia shows the power of Jesus when His word is fully obeyed and expressed through our lives, amongst an unjust, lying, evil, hateful, and deceitful regime. No matter who or what comes against Jesus’s words will not return void, we just need to be obedient and courageous to speak His word even if it is to our assassin as Virginia did that day! Please read it will be well worth your time and money! Highly highly recommend!!!

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The dramatic story of persecuted Christian woman

This is one of the most dramatic and moving stories of Christ's love and power in a persecuted Christian woman I have ever read or listened to!! it's a little slow in the beginning, but you will not be disappointed if you press through to the end of the book!!

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Excellent book.very interesting and well written.

loved the book. It was very inspiring and a great reminder to be vigilant for freedom in America.

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  • 05-08-19

Amazing story!

Amazing story - of how one woman helped the persecuted Christians in Communist Romania, and how she witnessed to the assassin who had to kill her. Story of salvation and redemption!

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  • 07-31-20

Fascinating story

Really interesting story- all the more so because it is true. Well told and well read. There were some loose ends I would have liked tied up - ok it’s a true story so in real life the loose ends don’t always resolve, but I would like to have heard whatever happened with Aunt Cassandra - or least a mention at the end that she never did find out (if that’s the case). But overall this is an inspiring story that is very well worth a listen.

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  • Ben Jones
  • 07-01-20

Outstanding!! A must-read.

So many memorable moments to mention, but at the risk of writing a spoiler-filled review I will simply say this: if you want to be amazed, inspired, challenged and on the edge of your seat, read it!