- Narrated by: Grover Gardner
- Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-27-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Flying Colors, an immensely inspiring story about leaping over obstacles, reveals the passion and determination of one man, his student-artists, and their emergence together from a virtual silence to luminous expression.
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By Martine on 04-21-07
Great subject, bad writing
This audiobook has a lot of good things going for it, but the writing is not one of them. It's a nonfiction book written by a visual artist, not a writer. He writes about how he began a adaptive arts program for disabled people to allow them to paint. He starts the careers of many talented artists some of whom had never spoken or been able to communicate much in their lives. The narrator is excellent, but the writing style is not very mature. The author doesn't use contractions, even when reproducing very informal dialog, and the narrative is frequently punctuated with thinly veiled self-congratualtory commentary. But the subject of his story, and it's narrative, are really very worthwhile -- if you can put up with a few imperfections.
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By Terresa Shubert on 10-10-12
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This book pulls you in and you do not want to let go.... best I have read "listened to" in years!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Flying Colors?
The wheelchair painting....
What does Grover Gardner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
His tone and intination were wonderful!
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Yes, very extreme emotianlly intense!