From Brian Haman's review of Journey to the West: "Ho’s compact and engaging volume offers an ideal introduction to one of the most significant and successful sopranos to have emerged from China in recent years.... Stylistically, Ho possesses the deft touch of a passionate connoisseur, by turns graceful, informed and celebratory.
"If all art aspires to the condition of music, then He Hui’s triumphant journey into the international world of Western opera reflects a life lived artfully. And yet adjuncts of cultural identity eventually yield to something far more elemental and intangible – the archetypal experience of hearing another’s voice. Although the music might be by Verdi or Puccini, we are lured into the ecstasies of the sublime by a singular voice that somehow manages to capture the pleasures and pains as well as the absurdity and euphoria of what it means to be human. As Ho puts it, 'in the end, when we are moved, we are moved.'"