Posted by: Karen | April 15, 2008

 The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage 
by Alexandra Harney



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]


  1. […] recorded a few books by American journalists about Asia (NOTHING TO ENVY by Barbara Demick and THE CHINA PRICE by Alexandra Harney) and the getting the pronunciations right in those books was a lot of work. […]

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