Three Weeks with My Brother

Version: Unabridged
Author: Nicholas Sparks , Micah Sparks
Narrator: Henry Leyva
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Travel
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Published In: November 2015
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 30 minutes
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In this New York Times bestseller, follow the author of The Notebook as he travels the world with his brother learning about faith, loss, connection, and hope.
As moving as his bestselling works of fiction, Nicholas Sparks's unique memoir, written with his brother, chronicles the life-affirming journey of two brothers bound by memories, both humorous and tragic. In January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, set off on a three-week trip around the globe. It was to mark a milestone in their lives, for at thirty-seven and thirty-eight respectively, they were now the only surviving members of their family.
Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world and often overtaken by their feelings, daredevil Micah and the more serious, introspective Nicholas recalled their rambunctious childhood adventures and the tragedies that tested their faith. And in the process, they discovered startling truths about loss, love, and hope.
Narrated with irrepressible humor and rare candor, and including personal photos, THREE WEEKS WITH MY BROTHER reminds us to embrace life with all its uncertainties...and most of all, to cherish the joyful times, both small and momentous, and the wonderful people who make them possible.

Reviews (42)

Written by Tresa Short on February 11th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I absolutely love this story, it has everything a great book should have. I will read it again for sure.


Written by Anonymous from La Palma, CA on April 18th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook. The narration was excellent, which kept me interested, plus the book itself was very enjoyable, as it reflected Nicolas Sparks' childhood and growing up, and the closeness that he shared with his siblings, and continues to share with his brother, Micah. Loved it!

Three Weeks with My Brother

Written by Anonymous from Cookeville, TN on November 4th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A friend of mine suggested this book since I recently went on a trip Around the World. Even though our trips were not identical, it was interesting to listen to him describe his travels and mix in his family life also. It is definitely a Trip of a LIfetime! And the trip does change your life.

Interesting Book

Written by Beth on March 27th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed this insight into the life of Nicholas Sparks.

Three Weeks With My Brother

Written by Debbie from Acworth, GA on February 22nd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the most interesting and inspiring books I've read. LOVED IT!


Written by Anonymous on February 8th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very good read. It was very moving and also entertaining.

Three Weeks With my Brother

Written by Linda on September 8th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this book! I am a Nicholas Sparks fan but NOT a fan of autobiographys so I was not so sure when I selected it. I was also not so sure about the narrator at first, I was proven wrong in both cases. The story kept my interest and and made me burst out laughing on some few occasions and I soon felt that the reader was perfect for this book. I would recommend this to my friends.

Three Weeks with my Brother

Written by Bobbie from Sorrento, FL on August 21st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I really enjoyed this book. I am a big Nicholas Sparks fan and to actually get a true biography of his life from a very young child all the way up was most interesting to me. It was humbling to know how he was so poor as a child and how successful he has become. The only down side was his own voice in the readings. He is usually very monotone and often too soft spoken. A professional reader may have done a better job. Would recommend it though, especially if you are a Sparks fan.


Written by Anonymous on June 2nd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Really enjoyed this story! Great insight into Nicholas Sparks. Makes me want to read more of his work!

3 weeks with my brother

Written by betty from Ethel, AR on May 14th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed this book very much. It is one that shows you don't have to come from a rich family to make your way in the world, but it also lets us know that no one is out of reach of death and sorrow.

Author Details

Author Details

Sparks, Nicholas

Nicholas Charles Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska on December 31, 1965, the second son of Patrick Michael (1942-1996) and Jill Emma Marie (Thoene) Sparks (1942-1989). His siblings are Michael Earl Sparks (b. Dec. 1964), and Danielle Sparks (b. Dec. 1966, d. June, 2000). As a child, he lived in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and Grand Island, Nebraska, finally settling in Fair Oaks, California at the age of eight. His father was a professor, his mother a homemaker, then optometrist's assistant. He lived in Fair Oaks through high school, graduated valedictorian in 1984, and received a full track scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.

After breaking the Notre Dame school record as part of a relay team in 1985 as a freshman (a record which still stands), he was injured and spent the summer recovering. During that summer, he wrote his first novel, though it was never published. He majored in Business Finance and graduated with high honors in 1988.

He and his wife Catherine, who met on spring break in 1988, were married in July, 1989. While living in Sacramento, he wrote his second novel that same year, though again, it wasn't published. He worked a variety of jobs over the next three years, including real estate appraisal, waiting tables, selling dental products by phone, and started his own small manufacturing business which struggled from the beginning. In 1990, he collaborated on a book with Billy Mills, the Olympic Gold Medalist and it was published by Feather Publishing before later being picked up by Random House. (It was recently re-issued by Hay House Books.) Though it received scant publicity, sales topped 50,000 copies in the first year of release.

He began selling pharmaceuticals and moved from Sacramento, California to North Carolina in 1992. In 1994, at the age of 28, he wrote The Notebook over a period of six months. In October, 1995, rights to The Notebook were sold to Warner Books. It was published in October, 1996, and he followed that with Message in a Bottle (1998), A Walk to Remember (1999), The Rescue (2000), A Bend in the Road (2001), and Nights in Rodanthe (2002), The Guardian (2003), The Wedding (2003), Three Weeks with my Brother (2004), True Believer (2005) and At First Sight (2005) all with Warner Books. All were domestic and international best sellers and were translated into more than 35 languages. The movie version of Message in a Bottle was released in 1999, A Walk to Remember was released in 2002, and The Notebook was released in 2004. The average domestic box office gross per film was $56 million -- with another $100 million in DVD sales -- making the novels by Nicholas Sparks one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood.

The film rights to Nights in Rodanthe, True Believer and At First Sight have been sold, and Nicholas Sparks has written the screenplay for The Guardian, though he has not offered it for sale at this point.

He now has five children: Miles, Ryan, Landon, Lexie, and Savannah. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and children.

His ancestry is German, Czech, English, and Irish, he's 5'10" and weighs 180 lbs. He is an avid athlete who runs daily, lifts weights regularly, and competes in Tae Kwon Do. He attends church regularly and reads approximately 125 books a year. 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.

Sparks, Micah

Micah Sparks lives in California with his wife and son.