I will preface that I only listened to the CD in preparation for a trip, and did 'not' walk the route. I am glad I listened ahead of time, because this is definately an audio tour for the native New Yorker who wants to see a different, grungier side of Chinatown. (Without giving it all away, a sweatshop is one of the stops...not a typical sight on the Chamber of Commerce's list of recommendations for tourists.)The sound effects, music, and narration provide for an intense hour-long education of Chinatown. Recommended for natives and extremely daring tourists only.