This is one of the audiobooks I bought when I was looking for Japanese language audiobooks under $10.00. It's also one of the few that I bought that I liked. It starts you off with a few key phrases. After that, you're given chances to say the words out loud and use them in sample dialogues. After reviewing & dialogues you get to review the entire unit again in something they call mou ichidi (one more time). I do think when you're learning a language repetition is necessary to retain new information. This one is a great and cheap audiobook for complete beginners. Non-beginners won't get much out of this unless they want a quick refresher.