The Choice: Escaping the Past and Embracing the Possible

Written by:
Edith Eva Eger
Narrated by:
Tovah Feldshuh

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2017
12 hours 27 minutes
A New York Times Bestseller

“I’ll be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story…The Choice is a reminder of what courage looks like in the worst of times and that we all have the ability to pay attention to what we’ve lost, or to pay attention to what we still have.”—Oprah

“Dr. Eger’s life reveals our capacity to transcend even the greatest of horrors and to use that suffering for the benefit of others. She has found true freedom and forgiveness and shows us how we can as well.” —Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

“Dr. Edith Eva Eger is my kind of hero. She survived unspeakable horrors and brutality; but rather than let her painful past destroy her, she chose to transform it into a powerful gift—one she uses to help others heal.” —Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award and Christopher Award

At the age of sixteen, Edith Eger was sent to Auschwitz. Hours after her parents were killed, Nazi officer Dr. Josef Mengele, forced Edie to dance for his amusement and her survival. Edie was pulled from a pile of corpses when the American troops liberated the camps in 1945.

Edie spent decades struggling with flashbacks and survivor’s guilt, determined to stay silent and hide from the past. Thirty-five years after the war ended, she returned to Auschwitz and was finally able to fully heal and forgive the one person she’d been unable to forgive—herself.

Edie weaves her remarkable personal journey with the moving stories of those she has helped heal. She explores how we can be imprisoned in our own minds and shows us how to find the key to freedom. The Choice is a life-changing book that will provide hope and comfort to generations of readers.
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Jaime Vega

Life changing, for anyone going through a tough time to someone wanting to be amazed at the power of the human spirit This book is for anyone. It has touched me profoundly I teared up and smiled through it all Absolutely wonderful

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Tera E.

Life changing

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Absolutely priceless! Dr Egar shares heart and soul to help others. The inspiration we need in these tumultuous tmes!

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Donna S.

“The Choice” was a powerful, insightful book that teaches us so much. What a brave woman to have gone through so much and has turned her own pain into helping so many others. I think this book should be required high school reading.

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Tiffany R.

Such a lovely, education, and inspirational book.

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Ofra G.

This book made me very emotional as her story is so hard to "digest". Dr. Eger survived the impossible. She is an extremely strong woman and is an example of a survivor who made it against all odds. She is a true inspiration for humankind. The narrator made the story even more real with her strong accent.

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Nancy S.

“I get to choose what I learn from the horror”. I LOVED this book!

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Jane C.

Loved this book so much! Best book I’ve read all year!! I highly recommend!

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Kathie W.

Wonderful story and beautiful narration. It totally changed the outlook on my own life. ❤️❤️❤️

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Morgan F.

Life changing.

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Melissa G.

Will keep this with me always.

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Michael C.

Amazing story. No matter how tough you have it this is a great reminder that we can overcome anything. Not only a great historical story but it offers insights into how to deal with our own challenges by sharing of Dr Eger’s clients troubles and her guidance. . Well told story about an unimaginable time.

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Bridget H.

One of the most impactful stories I have ever heard in my life.

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Elizabeth W.

This book is a MUST READ for everyone! Such an incredible story of survival, hope, pain, loss and forgiveness. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Absolutely life changing! Thank you Dr. Eger for sharing your journey with us.

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Maggi B.

This is a book that everyone should read it has such good and important insights that can benefit us all.

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Mayda T.

Intense, horrific, and freeing!! Beauty from ashes.

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