Even though I have had problems with other language programs in the past I was able to complete all of the lessons in units 1 and 2 fairly easily. However, I found it difficult to remember what I had learned outside of the context of replying to the speaker in the lesson. Someone asked me what I had learned and to my amazement I could think of no reply.
I have tried to learn with other courses with frustrating results. I usually practice twice a day while concentrating on other things. Following the instructions and giving at least 30 minutes a day 5-6 days a week I have just finished the program and am moving on to Jap 2. Some lessons seemed like such a jump from the previously covered material that it took several days and could be frustrating, while other lessons were mostly review and easy. I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to learn basic Japanese and is willing to stick with it.
The 20 minute sample convinced me I want to buy it, but I cant seem to find it on audible.
In the mean time I was able to order ice-cream without any problem :)