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3.00001779871274 out of 53.00001779871274 out of 53.00001779871274 out of 53.00001779871274 out of 53.00001779871274 out of 5 3.00 (55,622 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Sparks Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781600240164
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Set amid the austere beauty of the North Carolina coast, The Choice tells the story of Travis Parker, a small-town veterinarian who’s perfectly content with the active and exciting life he leads. Since he uses his spare time bungee jumping and swimming with the dolphins, he can’t shake the belief that a woman would simply slow him down—until Gabby Holland enters his life.

Gabby, Travis’ new neighbor, is in love with her boyfriend of three years—and wants nothing more than to start planning the wedding she’s always dreamed about. But connection between Travis and Gabby is just a beginning. As their tale unfolds, their relationship becomes something different—with much higher stakes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tender and moving love story and a quick read, Sparks’ latest does not disappoint.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Holter Graham gives a polished performance with his versatile skills and vocal range…A compelling story.”

    AudioFile

  • “Sparks is a master at creating beautiful, old-fashioned courtships coupled with bittersweet dilemmas, and this is no exception, as it pulls the reader into the story just as The Notebook did. Once again, Sparks presents a complex and captivating contemporary romance that will satisfy his many fans.”

    Booklist

  • “Reading in a low-key southern accent, Graham excellently interprets this riveting romance, sensitively and responsively adapting his tones to reflect Parker’s struggle to do the right thing. His apt pacing and emotion-laden reading make the protagonist’s deepening angst most palpable. Appropriate music bracketing each disc helps to deepen and enhance the tension. Sparks’ fans will be pleased.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “Another masterfully nuanced relationship novel from Nicholas Sparks.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Library Journal Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrianne | 2/13/2014

    " A pretty typical Nicholas Sparks novel. Not his best, but not a bad read, either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Wishum | 2/12/2014

    " Really enjoyed this nick sparks book. His books alway make you think about what you would do in the characters situations. A good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnny Yaacoub | 2/10/2014

    " An awesome story, the characters are amazing, they made me laugh, cry at the end. Travis is a real man, because he made a choice for keeping Gabby alive, carrying father, love his daughters and love his life, he stayed strong for the sake of his family and friends. he never gave up despite the will that Gabby has written. we can learn a lot from Travis and Gabby they are a great Iconic couple, true love. It's kinda of A CHOICE to make if we passed in this kind of situation, but it's up to us to stay strong and hold on to what we believe, this book shows us how to have faith and hope in everything we do or happen in our life because everything happens for a reason and everything will be alright at the end, if it doesn't ..it's not the end :). i was so into this book, that's why i finished it in 9 days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ells | 2/3/2014

    " Although I enjoyed the book, something with this one left me a little disappointed. The story was good, and although it was slow, you don't realise as it keeps you reading. Then when time jumped, I was left a little confused as to what had happened as a clear explanation wasn't there at first. The rest was good, although I would have preferred a little more originality in the end. Won't stop me from reading another Sparks book though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Staci | 1/27/2014

    " I loved this book! It was a very touching story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 1/26/2014

    " This is a total tear jerker! But I loved it soooo much :) The love in this story is so wonderful I think it would be hard to dislike this novel! A must read for Nicholas Sparks fans for sure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Libby | 1/23/2014

    " Great love story. I'm never disappointed in Nicholas Sparks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Burtt | 1/23/2014

    " nice read - typical nicholas sparks, but gets you thinking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kanika | 1/20/2014

    " It was enjoyable. I loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen Healey | 1/16/2014

    " My favorite Nicholas Sparks novel. Fell in love with the two characters off the bat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christi | 12/26/2013

    " This was a very good book, and posed a VERY good question to readers, one I'm still trying to answer for myself. How far would you go? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Latoya | 12/17/2013

    " I cried. This book was sooo riveting, once again Sparks just made me fall in love with him, i mean you have to be.....i don't know. But this book was sweet and loving, and i liked that to the very end Travis never let his wife go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ci | 12/12/2013

    " Love!!!!!!!! <3!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Delmonico | 11/18/2013

    " Not what I expected, but a decent read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber Craddock | 10/25/2013

    " I enjoyed the book as a whole. The 1st half is definitely better than the second, however, nice to have a happy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoDee Howard | 10/24/2013

    " I think this is one of my favorite Nicholas Sparks books thus far. I loved the story and the characters. It was easy to get lost in! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aileen Joy | 10/4/2013

    " It started light, then moving and ended perfect.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dominique Archer | 8/5/2013

    " Another amazing book by Nicholas Sparks!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 5/29/2013

    " One of my favorite books ever.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 2/8/2013

    " My favorite Nicholas Sparks book to date!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 1/13/2013

    " loved this one, just like i have loved all his others. great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 10/16/2012

    " Another good one by Sparks. Not quite as good as The Notebook but, still captivating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 4/15/2012

    " Very touching and a very hard decision to make. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollie | 12/20/2011

    " I like reading any Nicholas Sparks books and this one was no exception. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bojanaa | 7/21/2011

    " The book is okay but I should have bought Dear John instead.Wanted to buy my first Sparkses book so I choce this one,but I should have choosen Dear John because later I watched the movie and liked it most. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ahmed Atia | 7/1/2011

    " When it comes to love, you really have no "Choice".. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marissa | 6/10/2011

    " cheesy but heartwrenching nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loi | 5/23/2011

    " Why is it that Nicholas Sparks never fail to tug at my heartstrings with his poignant stories of the heart? It's tender and romantic but frustratingly sad at some points. The Notebook remains my top pick but this one is worth my 4 hours. Sniff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 5/19/2011

    " great book. made me cry like a baby "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indah | 5/19/2011

    " yees i'm reading this book. i love Travis Parker. he is so spontaneous and type of great boyfriend "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 5/19/2011

    " So amazing! One of my favorite Nicholas sparks books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casi | 5/18/2011

    " If youre a Nicholas Sparks fan, you'll love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 5/15/2011

    " This book was really good! I ended up crying at the ending of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 5/15/2011

    " Was not expecting some of the things that happned in this book! Crazy good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 5/12/2011

    " My favorite Nicholas Sparks book because the main female role actually has a well-developed, entertaining personality. Definitely not a work of literary genius, but a fast, sweet, entertaining read. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chelsey | 5/11/2011

    " I really liked this book! Very compelling! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/9/2011

    " I thought this book was really good. It was a little slow going at first but then I couldn't put it down. I was not pleased with the ending but then the epilogue made me a lot happier. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ronda | 5/9/2011

    " This was a good story, but too sad for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 5/7/2011

    " Had a slow start but once it picked up, it was a total tear-jerker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/6/2011

    " One of the few Nicholas Sparks books that did not piss me off in the end. I love this book. It kept me guessing the whole read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Micayla | 5/6/2011

    " If your a dog lover theres a dog in this book. It is intresting yet a very well writen book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy | 5/4/2011

    " I liked this book, but didn't find it as captivating as The Notebook or The Wedding. "

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About the Author
Author Nicholas Sparks

With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. His novels include twelve #1 New York Times bestsellers. All his books have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than fifty languages. Ten Sparks novels have been adapted into major motion pictures, with The Choice in February 2016.

About the Narrator

Holter Graham, award-winning audiobook narrator, has appeared in many films, including Fly Away Home, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, and Hairspray. His television credits include Army Wives, Wasted, Damages, and Law & Order, among others.