This is a great review for terminology associated with the A+ exam. This would also be a good resource for anyone who just wants to know more about computers. Some of it will be too technical for the second group, but it contains a lot of useful information about troubleshooting.
The only caveat is that the last version of Windows that had been released when this review was published was Vista, so if you're looking for a lot of in-depth information on Windows, you might want a more current resource. I didn't downgrade it for that because it's still a wonderful review of the basics of computers, how they work, how to set them up, and how to troubleshoot.
As I say in all of my reviews of CompTia review audiobooks, keep in mind that this is a review and not a course. The brevity of the book makes it easy to listen to again and again to become comfortable with key concepts and terminology, but it could not be used alone.
The narration was excellent for a technical guide. I listened to it at 2x, but it could be enjoyed at almost any speed.
This is a good book for anyone who wants to:
Get a general idea about various hardware and software components.
Get a really quick review for the CompTia exam that covers very general concepts.
Improve their computer-related vocabulary.
This is NOT a good book for anyone who wants to:
Get an in-depth view of hardware and software components.
Take the CompTia exam and pass it by using nothing but this book.
The narrator reads very quickly, so you may have to use that button that slows down his voice to really grasp some of the concepts (and I generally prefer fast-talking narrators), but I gave him a five-star rating because his inflection kept me interested in the material.
It might also be worthwhile to point out that the narrator frequently refers to diagrams that you can't see that are apparently found within the printed material. I really didn't find this too obnoxious, because I already had a general idea of what he was referring to, but it might cause some frustration for other listeners.
All in all, this is a great, quick guide for learning about the various components of a computer, and I suppose it can be used as a mini-review (emphasis on mini) for the CompTia exam, just don't count on it as your only study guide.