Despite his attempts to be neighborly, the appealing redhead seems to have a chip on her shoulder about him...and the presence of her longtime boyfriend doesn't help. Despite himself, Travis can't stop trying to ingratiate himself with his new neighbor, and his persistent efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen.
Spanning the eventful years of young love, marriage, and family, The Choice ultimately confronts us with the most heart-wrenching question of all: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?
©2007 Nicholas Sparks; (P)2007 Hachette Audio
"A tender and moving love story...Sparks' latest does not disappoint." (Publishers Weekly)
I would probably try another book, yes. Though, this book was so predictable and slow moving. I found myself literally trying to move the book along.
The narrator was fine, but the music between chapters was SO annoying! Who had that idea to play relaxation music at the start/end of chapters or sections? It distracted me and added absolutely nothing to the narration.
I'm glad it is a short book and was one sale when I bought it! It's a perfect book to listen to when you may be slightly distracted because you won't miss a thing if you inadvertently stop listening for a minute or two.
The idea behind the story was decent but the build up was slow and the entire novel was predictable. The music that was played periodically was distracting and, quite frankly, annoying. Decent book, but not a favorite of mine by any stretch.
I love the way he loved her!
Stephanie, because she encouraged Travis and Gabby without them really knowing that was what she was doing.
When Gabby met the vet! LOL
Travis with the way he loved Gabby and "The Choice" he made for love. I would have done the same.
I got so caught up with the story of how they met that I forgot the beginning of the book. AND as soon as I remembered with his walk into the hospital, I cried until the last chapter.
No. The angst in Nicholas Sparks' stories is just too painful to be borne more than once. Does nobody in his imaginary world ever have any opportunity for happiness?
That said, the writing skill is flawless and the performance outstanding.
Not very credible, but I'm happier with it than I would have been otherwise.
I think I'm done with Nick. I'm suffering too much with his characters. The quality of my life will improve greatly when I no longer remember the plots to his stories.
I think the audio version did a great job with this one. I have read the paper back, and I think the narrator did a better job with some than I did in my own imagination. This book hasn't been turned in to a movie like some of Spark's other stuff, but I think the audio version brings it to life just perfect!
My favorite part is when Gabby meets Stephanie. It makes me laugh because I can relate to being a sarcastic joker.
He has great range and does a great job with all the voices. Each have a personality he brings to life!
I would take Travis out because he sounds HOT!!
I am a Nicholas Spark's Junkie!! This is one of my favorites and my husband and I listen over and over again!!
I have read/listened to many of Sparks books - and as time goes on - they become more predictable and slower - and slower........ I didn't even finish the story - since I found myself drifting and thinking of when is this going to be over. So - I moved on and went to another book. Not only was it slow and monotonous - but depressing as well. The narrator was good though.
The Characters had none, character that is. I really dislike the 'meet them & mate them' mentality. I could not even finish this pathetic story, although I'm sure it was almost over.
My Mother has always said, that it is impossible for a male author to write the part of a woman, in this case I'd agree. The simplistic thought process of the main character was extremely disappointing. As a mother of three children I find it almost impossible to get into a good book, so when I get the chance I'd rather not waste my time as I did listening to this.
A friend and I wanted to listen to a romantic story which we would then discuss. We picked this as the author has been successful and it's set at a Carolina beach. However, we were both disappointed - although that in itself gave us plenty to discuss. I listened to it at 2X speed on my iPhone so that I could get through it quickly.
Have not read the print version
but the audio version was great. My wife and I like to listen to one of his books when on a long trip and the miles just melt away.
You never know what to expect next.......there is always an unusual twist.
This book will make you laugh and cry and laugh
I can't compare as I have not read the print version
I have listened to a few of Nicholas Sparks', typically after something a bit more serious and hard hitting. His stores are a bit predicable and I have come to realize each has a twist that is unexpected. I do enjoy his work but find them similar...The Notebook , Dear John, The Choice etc. but when looking of this type of store Sparks does it very well.
I am very particular about my narrator's . A bad one will make me stop listening to a book. Graham is an enjoyable narrator and fits the story type. A good combination writer/narrator.
I liked the twist, unexpected.
I look forward to more Spark's novels
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