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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,531 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Paul Evans Narrator: Fred Berman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781442353107
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From wonderful storyteller and author of the bestselling phenomenon The Christmas Box, a new holiday novel based on the story of Joseph and the coat of many colors.

Joe is forced out of the family business by his jealous siblings. Moving on to another company, he soon becomes chief advisor to the CEO. But when the economy turns, Joe’s siblings need his help to save the family business.
      Based on the Old Testament story about Joseph and the coat of many colors and including a love story, A Winter Dream can be embraced for its message of forgiveness by believers and nonbelievers alike. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A story to be cherished.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “Sparkly holiday hope from the author of the outrageously bestselling The Christmas Box.”

    Library Journal

  • “The first-person narrative voice feels familiar and endearing, and the conversations among the various characters are authentic. Readers will relate to these characters, be moved to tears and laughter by them, and most importantly, be inspired by them.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy Collins | 2/18/2014

    " Richard Evans is a great storyteller and this was a modern version of Joseph and coat along with the brothers from the Bible returning home. (Liked the jealous step brother part as it is very realistic). The story was about overcoming obstacles and everything is not as it appears. We learn from our mistakes and the gift of forgiveness. Not crazy about the girlfriend who was running away from polygamist tie in and would have preferred a different take; however, all in all was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/17/2014

    " A spin off on Joseph and the coats of many colors. Predictable at times but was surprised at times too. Well worth the read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jary Welker | 2/16/2014

    " I love Richard Paul Evan's books and this was no different. A great reprieve from post-election blues. Get it and read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 2/12/2014

    " Probably my least liked books from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherrie | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. The storyline was close to the Bible story of Joseph and the coat. I felt the story was fairly plausible until close to the end where the main character, Joseph, gets a very significant promotion based on one good idea, meets with his brothers who don't recognize him, and wins the girl. Other than that, it's a quick and easy read if you are looking for something that doesn't require a lot of concentration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney | 2/4/2014

    " I love the hidden messages of his books, what a great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 1/28/2014

    " You can never go wrong with a Richard Paul Evan's book. This was a good one, but there have been other books of his I like better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 1/21/2014

    " A cute little book with a bit of holiday feeling. Religious undertones as it parallels the story of Joseph from the Bible. Joseph Jacobson, one of thirteen children in his family, works in advertising at his family's ad. business in Colorado. His brothers are jealous of Joseph and his success. They find a way to run him out of town, using his love of family against him. Joseph, a talented ad man and dreamer, has to find a way to rebuild his life away from his home. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ali | 1/17/2014

    " A Winter Dream is a modern day twist on the classic story of Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors. It is an uplifting little read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 1/13/2014

    " This is really simplistic story, but I enjoyed it. It is a really quick read with a great message and theme of forgiveness. It is a modern re-tellling of Joseph and his "leather" jacket. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty Ann Baer | 1/11/2014

    " This book is the story of Joseph and the Amazing dream coat in modern day time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Mohr | 1/9/2014

    " It was an updated version of the Joseph story from the Old Testament. It was a quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kat | 1/1/2014

    " Very quick read following the biblical story of Joseph. Interesting at times, but writing is somewhat poor despite trying to throw in some big vocabulary words to beef it up. Not very creative, in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber Page | 12/26/2013

    " A wonderful story. His books usually require some crying but this one did not. Nice story and I can live happily with the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbi | 12/22/2013

    " Loved it, read it in one day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Hamel | 12/19/2013

    " Although predictable outcome if you know Scripture, still enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 12/11/2013

    " I really enjoy reading books by Richard Evans. He has a gift for storytelling. The way he took the story of Joseph from the Bible and put a modern twist on it was remarkable. It has some creative spin to it but it still closely followed the Bible story. Very quick to read through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helena | 12/8/2013

    " ...a beautiful short story that could've been written by someone in Junior High.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndi Smith | 10/2/2013

    " Another light easy read by RPE. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cara Kelly Merrill | 8/25/2013

    " I truly enjoyed this book...read it in a day. I loved the parallel to the story of Joseph, and the modern day plot was interesting, inspiring, and fulfilling. I highly recommend this book. It will not leave you disappointed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Academicsupport | 4/26/2013

    " Well-done: A modern-day setting for the story of Joseph! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 4/6/2013

    " Really liked this one. The story is set around a Biblical theme. Interesting way to write a contemporary story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 3/20/2013

    " This book was good...but very predictable. I would say not one of his best. A nice holiday book, but nowhere near the caliber of The Christmas Box, all in all a good read while in a dr. office for 2 hours! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elly | 2/8/2013

    " Was a fabulous book. I love Richard Paul Evans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/3/2013

    " Another great novel by Richard Paul Evans. A very easy read. Had me wanting to keep reading till the end. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bernadette | 12/20/2012

    " A good modern day parable. Very easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose' Brown | 12/20/2012

    " Biblical references embellished. Evans may be getting long in the tooth. Still a great holiday read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette | 12/9/2012

    " His books are all pretty emotional, but I liked this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Soosie Smart | 12/6/2012

    " This is such a tremendous book. Everybody should read this book. I love RPE!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 11/18/2012

    " Love the book love how it told the story of Joseph from the Bible you can't go wrong with 1 of his books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 11/2/2012

    " I love the way this man writes; his writing speaks to me. This is the story of Joseph Jacobsen, a man who comes to view his challenges as a means of defining himself. His story begins with a dream and teaches forgiveness. You will put it down feeling good about life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 10/31/2012

    " Joseph and the amazing coat told in modern business setting. Well-done! "

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About the Author
Author Richard Paul Evans

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than twenty novels has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list; there are more than seventeen million copies of his books in print. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages, and several have been international bestsellers. He is the winner of the American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards for his children’s books, and the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award. Evans received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award for his work helping abused children. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and their five children.

About the Narrator

Fred Berman has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narration and is the recipient of the 2013 Audie Award for narration in Spy the Lie. He is a theater, film, and television actor, whose credits include Broadway’s The Lion King, Law & Order, and Directing Eddie, among others. He was featured in Entertainment Weekly for his work on the Walking Dead audiobook series.