The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life Audiobook, by Edith Eva Eger Play Audiobook Sample

The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life Audiobook

The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life Audiobook, by Edith Eva Eger Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Tovah Feldshuh Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781797113272

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Longest Chapter Length:

36:00 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

16 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

16:21 minutes

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Publisher Description

This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life.

Edith Eger’s powerful first book The Choice told the story of her survival in the concentration camps, her escape, healing, and journey to freedom. Oprah Winfrey says, “I will be forever changed by Dr. Eger’s story.” Thousands of people around the world have written to Eger to tell her how The Choice moved them and inspired them to confront their own past and try to heal their pain; and to ask her to write another, more “how-to” book. Now, in The Gift, Eger expands on her message of healing and provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping us imprisoned in the past.

Eger explains that the worst prison she experienced is not the prison that Nazis put her in but the one she created for herself, the prison within her own mind. She describes the twelve most pervasive imprisoning beliefs she has known—including fear, grief, anger, secrets, stress, guilt, shame, and avoidance—and the tools she has discovered to deal with these universal challenges. Accompanied by stories from Eger’s own life and the lives of her patients , each chapter includes thought-provoking questions and takeaways, such as:

  • Would you like to be married to you?
  • Are you evolving or revolving?
  • You can’t heal what you can’t feel.

Filled with empathy, insight, and humor, The Gift captures the vulnerability and common challenges we all face and provides encouragement and advice for breaking out of our personal prisons to find healing and enjoy life.

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“Tovah Feldshuh’s mature voice and acclaimed acting skills make her an excellent choice to perform this heartfelt advice from a 93-year-old Jewish-Hungarian clinical psychologist and Holocaust survivor. Feldshuh’s lilting phrasing is incredibly varied, beautiful to hear in itself, and finessed to match every nuance in the shifting themes of this work…With the warmth and sensibilities of the author and the narrator working together so effectively, what dominates the listening is hope and infectious confidence in the wisdom of Eger’s empowering advice. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 


  • “Highly recommended.”

    — Library Journal (starred review)
  • “The range of topics Eger’s methods address and her accomplished writing distinguish this useful guide for improving one’s life.”

    — Publishers Weekly


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the 2021 Audie Award for Best Personal Development Narration

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About Edith Eva Eger

Dr. Edith Eva Eger is an eminent psychologist and one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors old enough to remember life in the camps. She has worked with veterans, military personnel, and victims of physical and mental trauma. She is the author of the 2020 book The Gift and the 2017 book The Choice, which won the National Jewish Book Award and the Christopher Award.

About Tovah Feldshuh

Tovah Feldshuh is an icon known for her starring roles as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony, the longest-running one-person show in Broadway history; Irena Gut in Irena’s Vow; the title role in Yentl; her performances in Broadway productions like Cyrano, Lend Me a Tenor, Pippin, and many others; and her television roles as Helena Slomova in the internationally acclaimed miniseries, Holocaust; as hypercritical mom Naomi in Rachel Bloom’s smash hit Crazy Ex-Girlfriend; and tough-as-nails head of Alexandria, Deanna Monroe on AMC’s The Walking Dead.