I think this is the best programme I've found in Italian. I downloaded several others as well (including Pymsler's) but none of those convinced me as much as All-Audio Italian. I like the speed in it, that you do not have to linger at a particular type of conjugation for ages... they tell you once how to do it, and that's it. If you need repetition, just rewind. But I don't think any of these programmes suffice on their own. A good grammar book is also needed. This programme helps you with pronunciation, some good travel tips, and gives a good insight into the way Italians converse. It's no miracle, but if you really need an audio programme, choose this, the others are nowhere near.
I downloaded this program because I’m planning a trip to Italy and was intrigued by the teaching concept. The method used is based on “earworms,” you know, when you get a song in your head that keeps repeating itself over and over again. The language lessons are presented as songs in a melodic, rhythmic and repetitious way. All I can say is, “this works!” I even find myself wanting to listen to these lessons. After listening to Rapid Italian I’ve gone back to my traditional tapes and found I couldn’t bare the mind crushing boredom. Earworms Learning is on to something here and I’m looking forward to their future offerings. They offer a free, downloadable booklet to accompany the lessons that is also very useful. Highly recommended.