Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2008
CD ISBN 9781400106097 $34.99 Nine CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781400156092 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
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Library Ed. Tantor Media 2008
CD ISBN 9781400136094 $69.99 Nine CDs
The phrase "China price" refers to how much it would cost to make something in China. But this book goes beyond that and explores the price China itself pays for its rapid industrialization as well as the price the rest of the world pays. The book is almost scholarly in tone and syntax. This style poses a problem for the narrator and the listener. The narrator can't introduce artifice simply to entertain the listener, so there is the risk of sounding dull. At the same time, the complexity of some of the material requires concentration by the listener. It’s easy for casual listeners to miss salient points. By and large, Karen White overcomes this problem, but listeners will still need to pay careful attention. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]
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