The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Edith Eger
Source: BorrowBox (Library App)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Genres: Non-Fiction, History, Adult, Autobiography, Memoir
Narrator: Tovah Feldshuh
Publication Date: 1st October 2017
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):
“It’s 1944 and sixteen-year-old ballerina and gymnast Edith Eger is sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies, barely alive.
The horrors of the Holocaust didn’t break Edith. In fact, they helped her learn to live again with a life-affirming strength and a truly remarkable resilience. The Choice is her unforgettable story..”
My Thoughts & Review
I’d seen this the front cover of this book on a few occasions but I wasn’t really planning to pick it up, but one evening I was scrolling through the audiobooks on BorrowBox and this book came up. It showed up as available to download now. So, I did just that. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this book when I started it but once I got going it turned out to be such an interesting read, and I didn’t want to stop listening to it.
The Choice is a beautifully written memoir, of the authors life as a holocaust survivor. While reading you’ll definitely go through a roller-coaster of emotions, from shock to sadness and happiness.
I found the narrative in the book was really good too. Itmoves between different time periods which gives us an insight to what caused her life to fall apart and then how she pieced her life back together.
I really don’t have words to express how this book me feel fully as that would mean I would have to put spoilers in.
I loved listening to the narrator of this audiobook. She made this book come to life especially with her accent.
Overall an interesting and thought provoking read, that I’m really glad I read. I highly recommend this one especially If you like reading books about the holocaust then this book is definitely for you.
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Happy Reading Everyone!!!