Richard Paul Evans
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Richard Paul Evans

Richard Paul Evans
When Richard Paul Evans wrote the #1 best-seller, The Christmas Box, he never intended on becoming an internationally known author.

Officially, he was an advertising executive, an award-winning clay animator for the American and Japanese markets, candidate for state legislature and most importantly, husband and father. The Christmas Box was written as an expression of love for his (then) two daughters. Though he often told them how much he loved them, he wanted to express his love in a way that would be timeless. In 1993, Evans reproduced 20 copies of the final story and gave them to his closest relatives and friends as Christmas presents. In the month following, those 20 copies were passed around more than 160 times, and soon word spread so widely that bookstores began calling his home with orders for it.

His quiet story of parental love and the true meaning of Christmas made history when it became simultaneously the #1 hardcover and paperback book in the nation. Since then, more than eight million copies of The Christmas Box have been printed. The Emmy award-winning CBS television movie based on The Christmas Box starred Maureen O'Hara and Richard Thomas. Two more of Evans's books were produced by Hallmark and starred such well-known actors as James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, Naomi Watts, Mary McDonough and Academy award winner Ellen Burstyn. He has since written 10 consecutive New York Times bestsellers and is one of the few authors in history to have hit both the fiction and non-fiction bestseller lists. He has won three awards for his children's books including the 1998 American Mothers book award and two first place Storytelling World awards. Evans's latest book, The 5 Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth, is now available.

Of his success, Evans says: "The material achievements of The Christmas Box will never convey its true success, the lives it has changed, the families brought closer together, the mothers and fathers who suddenly understand the pricelessness of their children's fleeting childhood. I share the message of this book with you in hopes that in some way, you might be, as I was, enlightened."

During the Spring of 1997, Evans founded The Christmas Box House International, an organization devoted to building shelters and providing services for abused and neglected children. Such shelters are operational in Moab, Vernal, Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah and Lucre, Peru. To date, more than 16,000 children have been housed in Christmas Box House facilities.

As an acclaimed speaker, Evans has shared the podium with such notable personalities as President George W. Bush, President George and Barbara Bush, former British Prime Minister John Majors, Ron Howard, Elizabeth Dole, Deepak Chopra, Steve Allen, and Bob Hope. Evans has been featured on the Today show and Entertainment Tonight, as well as in Time, Newsweek, People, The New York Times, Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, USA Today, TV Guide, Reader's Digest, and Family Circle. Evans lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children.

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Best Sellers

    • The Noel Stranger

    • The Noel Collection, Book 2
    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Erin Mallon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Sally Walther feels like her world is imploding. Publicly humiliated after her husband's arrest and her divorce, she has isolated herself from the world. When her only friend insists that Sally climb out of her hole, she decides to put up a Christmas tree and heads off to buy one....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Plot but not my favorite Evans Book

    • By sharon on 11-11-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25

    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,456
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,172
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,185

    From best-selling author Richard Paul Evans comes a gripping adventure about an ordinary boy who has extraordinary electrical powers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Your never too old to enjoy a good story

    • By KCK on 08-18-11

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Rise of the Elgen

    • Michael Vey, Book 2
    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

    Michael must save his mother - and protect his powers - in the electric sequel to the number-one New York Times best-selling Michael Vey, from Richard Paul Evans....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Series for Boys

    • By FanB14 on 08-26-12

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Battle of the Ampere

    • Michael Vey, Book 3
    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,128

    In the third book of the electrifying Michael Vey series, Michael and his friends must continue to fight the Elgen and try to disrupt their plans to rule the world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book, awful narration

    • By beaufortworrells on 11-16-13

    Regular price: $16.96

    • The Noel Diary

    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Richard Paul Evans
    • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 230

    A man receives the best Christmas present he could ask for: the chance to rewrite the past....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Typical Evans Christmas story

    • By Teresa on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Final Spark

    • Michael Vey, Book 7
    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 971
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 881
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 876

    The Electroclan is facing a devastating loss: Michael is missing. He made the ultimate sacrifice to save his friends, and now he's gone....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!!

    • By Richard Fisher on 09-13-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Finding Noel

    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Richard Paul Evans
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    The Christmas season is supposed to be full of joy, but not for Mark Smart. Life has dealt him one blow after another, until one snowy November night....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a story!

    • By Mary Ellen H. Shown on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $23.93

    • Hunt for Jade Dragon

    • Michael Vey, Book 4
    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,054
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 949
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 950

    Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan head to China in search of a girl who may have discovered why Michael and his friends became electric. Her name is Lin Julung, or Jade Dragon....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ugh. Terrible narration scars a great story!

    • By Allison on 10-21-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Fall of Hades

    • Michael Vey, Book 6
    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,029
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 932
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 935

    Michael and his friends try to recruit Hatch's Electric Youth to their side as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying sixth installment of the New York Times best-selling series....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • captivating from beginning to end!

    • By Laura on 01-28-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Storm of Lightning

    • Michael Vey, Book 5
    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Fred Berman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 950
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 948

    Can the Electroclan pull together to defeat the Elgen once and for all? Michael, Taylor, Ostin, and the rest of the Electroclan go on their most dangerous mission yet....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very exciting and captivating but violent

    • By Trudy Owens on 06-20-17

    Regular price: $20.99

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