Nicholas Sparks
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Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. All of his books have been New York Times bestsellers, with over 105 million copies sold worldwide, in more than 50 languages, including over 75 million copies in the United States alone.

Sparks wrote one of his best-known stories, The Notebook, over a period of six months at age 28. It was published in 1996 and he followed with the novels Message in a Bottle (1998), A Walk to Remember (1999), The Rescue (2000), A Bend in the Road (2001), Nights in Rodanthe (2002), The Guardian (2003), The Wedding (2003), True Believer (2005) and its sequel, At First Sight (2005), Dear John (2006), The Choice (2007), The Lucky One (2008), The Last Song (2009), Safe Haven (2010), The Best of Me (2011), The Longest Ride (2013), and See Me (2015) as well as the 2004 non-fiction memoir Three Weeks With My Brother, co-written with his brother Micah. His newest book, Two by Two, was published on October 4, 2016.

Film adaptations of Nicholas Sparks novels, including The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven (on all of which he served as a producer), The Lucky One, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John and The Last Song, have had a cumulative worldwide gross of over three-quarters of a billion dollars.

In 2012, Sparks and his publishing agent and creative partner Theresa Park, launched Nicholas Sparks Productions, with Park as President of Production. A film version of The Guardian is currently in development, as is a film based on Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers's friendship with Chicago Bears teammate Brian Piccolo.

Sparks lives in North Carolina. He contributes to a variety of local and national charities, and is a major contributor to the Creative Writing Program (MFA) at the University of Notre Dame, where he provides scholarships, internships, and a fellowship annually. He co-founded The Epiphany School in New Bern, North Carolina in 2006. As a former full scholarship athlete (he still holds a track and field record at the University of Notre Dame) he also spent four years coaching track and field athletes at the local public high school. In 2009, the team he coached at New Bern High School set a World Junior Indoor Record in the 4 x400 meter, in New York. The record still stands. Click to watch the Runner's World video with Nicholas.

The Nicholas Sparks Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to improving cultural and international understanding through global education experiences for students of all ages was launched in 2011. Between the foundation, and the personal gifts of the Sparks family, more than $15 million dollars have been distributed to deserving charities, scholarship programs, and projects. Because the Sparks family covers all operational expenses of the foundation, 100% of donations are devoted to programs.

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Best Sellers

    • Every Breath

    • By: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Sean Cameron Michael, Vanessa Johansson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,100
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,089

    Number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades and continents....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful story

    • By Jodie on 10-17-18

    Regular price: $30.79

    • See Me

    • By: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,746
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,758
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,743

    Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. The last thing he's looking for is a serious relationship. But when Maria Sanchez crosses paths with him, his plans are upended....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Book Nicholas Sparks Has Ever Written!

    • By Wendi on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Two by Two

    • By: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,395
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,464
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,456

    At 32 Russell Green has it all. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear, and no one is more surprised than Russ....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I Am Stunned At The Good Reviews!

    • By Wendi on 10-17-16

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Guardian

    • Booktrack Edition
    • By: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Isabel Keating
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 305

    Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sad ending

    • By anilorac on 08-30-17

    Regular price: $26.22

    • The Notebook

    • By: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Barry Bostwick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,886
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373

    At 31, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying background music

    • By Karen on 06-16-05

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Rescue

    • By: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,653
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,308

    When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Can't put down story!

    • By Cmg on 03-04-03

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Best of Me

    • By: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,226

    In the fall of 1984, high-school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply in love. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I can't believe I am admitting this...

    • By Cole on 05-02-12

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Longest Ride

    • By: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,994
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,331
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,354

    Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples with little in common. Yet their lives converge, yielding extraordinary journeys: beyond despair and death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story

    • By Bj on 10-13-13

    Regular price: $28.50

    • The Choice

    • By: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,245

    Travis Parker has everything a man could want. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow

    • By Marie C on 10-13-07

    Regular price: $22.80

    • The Wedding

    • By: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Tom Wopat
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,055

    After thirty years of marriage, Wilson Lewis is forced to admit that the romance is gone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks

    • By memcf on 10-21-03

    Regular price: $17.09

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