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The Choice Audiobook

The Choice

Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life, including boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies, he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door.
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Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life, including boating, swimming, and regular barbecues with his good-natured buddies, he holds the vague conviction that a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door.

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

What the Critics Say

"A tender and moving love story...Sparks' latest does not disappoint." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kristin 02-20-16
    Kristin 02-20-16
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    "Another Nicholas Sparks book"

    I liked this book but it is the same story line as the other Nicholas Sparks books I've read. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Insert drama here. If you like Nicholas Sparks you will like this book.

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    Tracy C. 02-19-16
    Tracy C. 02-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Happy Heart!"

    I was beginning to truly fear where the story was going, but had a happy heart at the end! What a relief!
    I did not like the music being included. When it first came on I thought that my phone was acting up, and I couldn't hear the story over the music.

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    loveliv1309 02-17-16
    loveliv1309 02-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome book! Romantic as well!"

    Had a lot of twists but was worth every second. It was very romantic and I loved the ending!!!

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    Alma Karen Perez Cruz 02-15-16
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    "Good answer on how far a person should go in the name of love "

    It's one of the best book I read so far .. The story makes is interesting because it has this parts in the story that makes u wonder what choice would Travis take .. Maybe the novel should have include more on how Travis and Gabby spend their 11 years married but overall good story to read over and over again .

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    Amazon Customer 02-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Double Ending?"

    Not my favorite Nicholas Sparks read.... seems like we got to the end and all of the sudden he remembered he had to have a tragedy so we got another 6 chapters. But let's be honest.... Its Nicholas Sparks... he has a way of getting you to love every character..

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    Dr. B. 02-12-16
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    "Confirmed bachelor meets romance-starved neighbor"

    Cute meet, old Hollywood style boy meets girl. The animal characters help propel this story.

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    Greg Wichita, KS, United States 02-10-16
    Greg Wichita, KS, United States 02-10-16 Member Since 2010

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Not worth the effort"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not what I was expecting - for some reason I thought it was going to go a different way. Not sure who would like it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure yet.


    Did Holter Graham do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    He did a great job!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It moved along well and then towards the end - it sputtered and quit.


    Any additional comments?

    It appeared Sparks got rushed towards the end and without knowing how to end the story - went with the predictable one.

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    Lorna A. Peck Idaho 02-08-16
    Lorna A. Peck Idaho 02-08-16

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    "Touching"

    I really enjoyed everything about this book. It made me realize how much I am loved and how much I need to show my loved ones that they are loved.

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    Kindle Customer 02-06-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Awesome Sauce!!!"

    First time Sparks reader...

    This listen is heartfelt romance at its best.
    I am currently at time of listening to this audio studying bio-medical ethics and my assigned paper to write is on autonomy. Wow! Just beautiful I felt as if I were a fly on the wall taking in every scene.
    Nicholas Sparks thumb up on this one and looking forward to the next read...any suggestions?

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    Chantelle 02-06-16
    Chantelle 02-06-16 Member Since 2014

    Audible-addict...

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    "Nicholas Sparks, won my heart back! "

    This was a beautiful story, about falling in love and staying in love. I love how they meet and how much he loves her. Because of that love he makes the right CHOICE.

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