Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $39.50

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Choice by Edith Eger, read by Tovah Feldshuh with an introduction by the author.

Edith Eger was a gymnast and ballerina when she was sent to Auschwitz at the age of sixteen. There, she was made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. Her heroic actions helped her sister to survive, and her bunkmates to save her life, during a death march, after which she was found in a pile of bodies, barely alive. She recovered and moved to America, going on to become an eminent psychologist, and giving the keynote address at Viktor Frankl's 90th birthday party.

Like Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, Dr Edith Eger's important book, The Choice, could change your life. Eger shares stories of the Holocaust and the experiences of her clients, who range from survivors of abuse to soldiers suffering from PTSD. She explains how many of us live within a mind that has become a prison and shows how freedom becomes possible once we confront our suffering. Warm, wise and compassionate, The Choice offers profound insights into the nature of human suffering, and our capacity to heal.

©2017 Edith Eger (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"A beautiful memoir, reminiscent of the great works of Anne Frank and Viktor Frankl. But it is more than a book - it is a work of art. It gave me goosebumps, the kind that grace you in transcendent moments of appreciating a Mozart sonata, an Elizabeth Barrett Browning sonnet, or the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel." (Adam Grant, New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg)
" The Choice is a gift to humanity. One of those rare and eternal stories that you don't want to end and that leaves you forever changed." (Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peach Prize Laureate)
"I can't describe to you how powerful this book is... it's an important story." (Marian Keyes, author of The Break)

What listeners say about The Choice

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    196
  • 4 Stars
    20
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    182
  • 4 Stars
    20
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    186
  • 4 Stars
    16
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Best book for healing I have ever read

Best book I have ever read for healing, I wish I read it sooner 100% recommendations from me

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Thank you I understand!! 💙🙏

I absolutely loved this book!! I have cried and cried!! I recently had the most traumatic loss a mother could endure!! My sons death!! 10 months ago I lost my beautiful boy!! 22 years young 😭 This book .. Dr Edith story has helped me immensely! I am On my grief journey and a long way to go! But with this story this incredible life journey! I know there is hope! Thank you 😊 xx

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kel
  • 18-09-2020

So inspiring

I absolutely love this book. it was a combination of a amazing and triumphant life story as well as some really awesome tips for therapists or anyone who's wanting to have better ways to cope with their lives. best book I've read in ages

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Couldn't put it down

Loved not just the story but the lessons weaved throughout. Highly recommended! It will be very helpful to anyone who has suffered trauma.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kim
  • 13-09-2020

Inspiring

Wonderful, inspiring, a story of survival and a pathway to freedom. Amazing woman, great narration

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A good choice

This is an uncomfortable story, because it's about the Holocaust. But the author survived and thrived. I listened to it because I have PTSD, and wanted to learn how others have lived with it.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Inspiring

This was an a sensitive moving story. make you realise how you can over come such adversary. .Had me in tears in places Seems an injustice to review this book because of the powerful story. If I could have given a higher rating I would of.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Powerful.

This is the most powerful and insightful book I have ever read. Thank you Edith for your courage to share this amazing story and provide hope for so many. Kane 🙏🏽

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A wonderful read....

This book has changed my philosophy on life! In these trying times I realise how precious life is. Life is to short so live it to the fullest😄

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

For anyone who has truma, which is everyone

Great book. Everyone has truma of one kind or another. This book is like open heart surgery.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for ShelleySkudowitz
  • ShelleySkudowitz
  • 08-05-2019

Life changing

I listened to The Choice a year ago and remembered it to be life changing but one forgets. This time i stopped to make notes, to keep me on track.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-2021

Brilliant

This true story had me gripped from the very first to the last page. The life lessons and truths that each of us can take from it makes this a must read. I strongly recommend this book.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ellen Nel
  • Ellen Nel
  • 18-12-2020

Life Changing

This book is a conviction of self. a challenge to take responsibility for yourself. Thank you doctor Eger ♡

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 16-11-2020

One of the most inspiring book of the year

Couldn't get used to the accent of the narrator at first but end up loving it because it gives so much character and relevance to the narration.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Layton Nenzinane
  • Layton Nenzinane
  • 13-09-2020

Incredible!

What a book! Amazing and life-changing read. Absolutely spectacular! I never thought a book would touch me so deeply and profoundly. Edith Eger’s writing is so raw and gentle, but so captivating. I enjoyed each and every chapter of this book! Would highly recommend for anyone going through emotional turmoil.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-2020

life changing is an understatement

This book is incredible it should be a mandatory read and on everyone's set list!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-06-2020

Loved it

This is a wonderful story of hope, inspiration and love told with wisdom and compassion. I loved the integration of psychological insight woven throughout the story. The narration was excellent; the narrator with a congruent accent that added to the authenticity of the experience.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Antoinette
  • Antoinette
  • 12-06-2020

Wonderful performance

What a beautiful story - one that changes you and leaves you with a wonderful warmth and the knowledge that forgiveness ultimately sets you free!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rogerm
  • Rogerm
  • 11-03-2020

A remarkable book

What Edith and her family went through and how the three girls survived is a story on its own. But the lessons that Edith teaches herself, her patients and us in the process of telling this story is enlightening. I can think of so many people to whom this book should be mandatory reading. Thank you for your lessons. Thank you Edith. PS Tovah, the reader made it so much more authentic. Excellent

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-2019

This book will set you free...hope is enough.

Hope and fear sail into our harbours - we decide which one will drop anchor.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kathy
  • Kathy
  • 27-09-2017

Nothing short of extraordinary-10stars...100stars!

I can hardly put into words how wonderful this audiobook is. The story itself is amazing, it is captivating and heartfelt, the combination of humility and searing honesty gives it a quality unlike many other books, it pulsates with life and heart. It is an important and inspiring tale of extraordinary triumph but it's humanity makes it very relatable, it will resonate through your own life. You will never forget it. I believe that this is one book where listening to it makes that even more true than reading.
The narration is superb, by far the very best I have ever heard. It is hard to believe the narrator is not the author. It is hard to believe she is not recounting everything while it happens. It has an intense immediacy. Her voice conjures the sense of a young girl so perfectly and as the story continues each word resonates with a truth that makes you feel she is sharing this woman's innermost journey with only you. I have been mesmerised by it, I have wanted to sit and listen to the entire thing in one go. I feel I know the character so well and that the voice that the narrator has lent her will stay with me. This is an astonishing book and a true marvel of narration.
I should mention that I have often been put off listening to books recounting tales of war and survival for fear of being disturbed by them, you can't skip past upsetting descriptions etc so easily when listening. For anyone feeling this way, fear not, the author is in no way gratuitous or graphic with descriptions. She still captures every bit of the horror but manages to do it without traumatising the reader/listener. It is a personal story of her feelings throughout that period of the book (1/3rd) rather than a description of what went on exactly.
I cannot recommend this highly enough. I am touched and changed by it. I will always remember it. That's all I can say.

29 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Elaine B.
  • Elaine B.
  • 17-07-2018

Edith narrating adds to the spirit of the book

As a counsellor and a client this book has given me a better understanding of my client work and how to move forward in my own personal trauma.. a must listen

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Phillip
  • Phillip
  • 04-05-2018

An amazing well written book :)

Such an inspirational book, well written and the narators were wonderful, I highly recommend talking the time to listen :)

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anthony H.
  • Anthony H.
  • 11-10-2017

touching and enlightening

very touching, moving and enlightening. I would recommend this book for people with a deep thinking mentality.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-02-2019

totally inspiring.

loved it. so inspiring to listen to someone's past of hell and how they've turned it in to something positive, not only for them but for future generations

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jane
  • Jane
  • 08-01-2019

Thank you

A beautiful book,thank you Dr Edith for sharing your story. Deeply touching and though provoking. Reminded me how blessed and free I am.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sara Mason
  • Sara Mason
  • 09-12-2018

Outstanding.

I loved this book. The narrator was perfect. Dr Egar is an amazing women, so brave and so wise. I strongly recommend this book and am sure it's one I will visit again and again. Thank you Dr for sharing your incredible story, it's truly inspiring.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazonite
  • Amazonite
  • 04-12-2018

A must read book.

Thank you Dr Eager for telling one of the most inspiring story. hope more people read this book and get inspired.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kate Bouchier
  • Kate Bouchier
  • 17-01-2021

Inspiring

This was a wonderful book, the storytelling was captivating and there were some real pearls of wisdom to take away.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nadine Oehmcke
  • Nadine Oehmcke
  • 16-01-2021

One of the most profound books

From start to finish, Edith’s story has touched me. I found myself laughing, crying, angry, relieved and could genuinely feel her story. This book is one of the most profound, inspirational and brave stories I’ve read. I am so grateful Edith decided to share her story with the world. Thank you Edith!

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.