I am still working my way through it, but it is a good bargain. You get the parallel Russian and English text in two PDF formats, a large and small text version. The PDFs contain the rarest of the rare… actual accent marks! For some reason most other beginner materials leave them off. This helps make learning pronunciation MUCH easier. In addition, the normal and slow speed MP3 files are worth their weight in gold. I like to read along with the audio files or pause and repeat each sentence. The book helps with comprehension by asking questions about each story. There are multiple possible correct answers, so you can review the materials without the lesson becoming repetitive. I am very glad to have bought it; it’s like having a private tutor.