Learn, understand, then decide whether you accept or reject.
Prepare yourself for some sophisticated concepts. This is not your average audiobook, and if you want to get your money's worth you'll have to concentrate and often repeat certain lectures to fully understand all the interrelated concepts mentioned and discussed in it. And some lectures mention concepts that have been introduced in previous lectures, with little more than a quick recap. So better get your academia ready.
With multiple professors contributing, I couldn't help but notice that a few of them had certain pronunciation perks which started to bother me after a couple of courses they give. It shouldn't take too much value away, however.
Don't dismiss the man because of the popular perception. This is a fundamental course for anybody remotely interested in history and/or leadership of any kind. Something for the ages.
While the professor displays a solid grasp over the subject matter, I found my mind wandering off during some of the slower parts. There are interesting parts regarding how writers and literature affected communism and Russian society, and it does show a large diversity in themes and approaches to storytelling.