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

    • 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 2,396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,131

    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 1,482
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353

    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

    • 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 933
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 845
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840

    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

    • 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 1,032
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 928
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 929

    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 1,005
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 912
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 915

    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

    • 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 1,215
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,102

    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

    • 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 1,006
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 935
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933

    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

    • The Forgotten Road

    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Richard Paul Evans
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Richard Paul Evans reads the second novel in his New York Times best-selling trilogy about a man on an inspirational pilgrimage across Route 66 to find his way back to himself....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Connie on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Broken Road

    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Richard Paul Evans
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    Chicago celebrity Charles James can't shake the nightmare that wakes him each night. He sees himself walking down a long, broken highway, the sides of which are lit in flames....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising

    • By KindleQueen on 05-26-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Road to Grace

    • The Third Journal in the Walk Series: A Novel
    • By: Richard Paul Evans
    • Narrated by: Richard Paul Evans
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 382
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 344

    Full of wisdom and hard-won truth, this is a moving standalone story as well as the continuation of the unforgettable series about hope, healing, and the meaning of life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing Grace

    • By Sarah on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $20.99

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