I'm going to be traveling to Germany next year and want to learn as much German as I can before I go. I already have a long commute, so these tapes seemed like a great solution for me. Now that I've finished this first set, I'm definitely going to be purchasing the rest of these lessons. They were easy to follow, and I feel like I'm actually starting to learn valuable communication skills rather than just spitting back vocabulary words. It's too early to tell just how much I'll learn, but I liked my experience enough to keep going.
The audio and idea are great, and it does benefit the individual trying to progress from intermediate to advanced ability in German language comprehension. I note that the standard,i.e. complete version available from the publisher, includes a printed German to English translation. Such a translation would be helpful here and should be provided in either text or spoken format with the download. If you are serious about improving in German language comprehension, consider the version available from the publisher.