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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,041 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Da Chen Narrator: Daxing Zhang Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Growing up in rural China during Mao's Cultural Revolution, Da Chen was part Horatio Alger, part Holden Caulfeld, befriending both a gang of young thugs, as well as an elegant, older Chinese woman who teaches him English - and opens the door to a new life. Chen's remarkable story of triumph is filled with the universal qualities that distinguish the very best memoirs as it masterfully recounts the concerns of childhood that transcend both time and place. From the excesses of boyhood to the strength of a family and the humor that defies adversity, Colors of the Mountain brings to life a piece of history brimming over with color and passion. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa Kindberg | 2/15/2014

    " I want to read his mother's and his sister's story now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 2/11/2014

    " Da Chen has an elegantly spare prose style which is a pleasure to read. For this autobiography, set during the Cultural Revolution, his style is just right: emotional without being maudlin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katie | 2/9/2014

    " If you're into memoirs, this gives a good idea about growing up during the time of Mao in China. Some of it's funny, some sad...vacation read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 2/4/2014

    " I really can't read enough autobiographies from the Mao era. I love having my understanding of the period rounded out by reading so many different experiences of this insane period of history. The book was written by a man born after his parents had already lost all their property and standing as landlords. A life of degradation and humiliation was all he knew, but when opportunity came with Mao's death, he was inspired to fight his way out of his circumstances. The work he put in to reach his goals was inspirational. I really enjoyed this book! "

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