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Unlikely Angel - The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero

Ashley Smith

'He believed that I was an angel sent from God.'---Ashley Smith In April 2005, Ashley Smith made headlines around the globe when she miraculously talked her way out of the hands of alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols after he took her hostage for seven hours in her suburban Atlanta apartment. In this moving, inspirational memoir, the 26-year-old widowed mother of a six-year-old girl shares for the first time the little-known details of her traumatic ordeal, and expands on how her faith and the bestselling book The Purpose-Driven Life helped her survive and bring the killer's murderous rampage to a peaceful end. Just as she told her 6'1', 210-pound captor that his ultimate 'purpose' in life was to end up spending the rest of his life in prison, preaching the teachings of Jesus Christ to his fellow inmates, Smith believes her own purpose is to spread that message of love to the rest of us. Juxtaposing the minute-by-minute tale of her experience with the never-before-told tragedies and triumphs of her own life, Unlikely Angel is a gripping tale of downfall and redemption, involving addiction, violence, death, loss, faith, and love. It is a story that will leave no reader untouched.

'He believed that I was an angel sent from God.'---Ashley Smith In April 2005, Ashley Smith made headlines around the globe when she miraculously talked her way out of the hands of alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols after he took her hostage for seven hours in her suburban Atlanta apartment. In this moving, inspirational memoir, the 26-year-old widowed mother of a six-year-old girl shares for the first time the little-known details of her traumatic ordeal, and expands on how her faith and the bestselling book The Purpose-Driven Life helped her survive and bring the killer's murderous rampage to a peaceful end. Just as she told her 6'1', 210-pound captor that his ultimate 'purpose' in life was to end up spending the rest of his life in prison, preaching the teachings of Jesus Christ to his fellow inmates, Smith believes her own purpose is to spread that message of love to the rest of us. Juxtaposing the minute-by-minute tale of her experience with the never-before-told tragedies and triumphs of her own life, Unlikely Angel is a gripping tale of downfall and redemption, involving addiction, violence, death, loss, faith, and love. It is a story that will leave no reader untouched.
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'He believed that I was an angel sent from God.'---Ashley Smith In April 2005, Ashley Smith made headlines around the globe when she miraculously talked her way out of the hands of alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols after he took her hostage for seven hours in her suburban Atlanta apartment. In this moving, inspirational memoir, the 26-year-old widowed mother of a six-year-old girl shares for the first time the little-known details of her traumatic ordeal, and expands on how her faith and the bestselling book The Purpose-Driven Life helped her survive and bring the killer's murderous rampage to a peaceful end. Just as she told her 6'1', 210-pound captor that his ultimate 'purpose' in life was to end up spending the rest of his life in prison, preaching the teachings of Jesus Christ to his fellow inmates, Smith believes her own purpose is to spread that message of love to the rest of us. Juxtaposing the minute-by-minute tale of her experience with the never-before-told tragedies and triumphs of her own life, Unlikely Angel is a gripping tale of downfall and redemption, involving addiction, violence, death, loss, faith, and love. It is a story that will leave no reader untouched.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stacy Mattingly

Length:

5h 44m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:32


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:35