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China Road Audiobook

China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

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Publisher's Summary

National Public Radio's Beijing correspondent Rob Gifford recounts his travels along Route 312, the Chinese Mother Road, the longest route in the world's most populous nation. Based on his successful NPR radio series, China Road draws on Gifford's 20 years of observing first-hand this rapidly transforming country, as he travels east to west, from Shanghai to China's border with Kazakhstan. As he takes listeners on this journey, he also takes them through China's past and present while he tries to make sense of this complex nation's potential future.

©2007 Robert Gifford; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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    Alan San Diego, CA, United States 02-09-08
    Alan San Diego, CA, United States 02-09-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent – exceeded my expectations"

    An excellent book made even better with an excellent narration. This book was everything I wanted and more. I have a high degree of interest in China and this book has been extremely helpful and enjoyable. The author and narrator combine to make this book a very pleasant experience.

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    Thomas Steinmetz Park City, Utah 04-24-09
    Thomas Steinmetz Park City, Utah 04-24-09 Member Since 2007
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    "One sided protrait of a young new nation..."

    Yes, China is a totalitarian state with many flaws, but I spend a month there and saw a different side of China. Optimism, entrepreneurship, growth and a much better standard of living for all have come from the heavy-handed government who are trying to do right by its citizens.

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    cliff LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 02-16-12
    cliff LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "enjoyable read"
    Would you listen to China Road again? Why?

    yes, just like i would like to visit the grand canyon more than once. its an enjoyable journey


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book gave me a true feel of the Chinese countryside, and the adventure of travel.


    What about Simon Vance???s performance did you like?

    just done very well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    we have all traveled this road at one point in time.


    Any additional comments?

    taxi driver says- enjoy the ride.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lyle Longmont, CO, United States 11-22-11
    Lyle Longmont, CO, United States 11-22-11 Listener Since 2007
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    "A look at the future."

    How have we given away our American jobs to a people on the other side of the world.

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