The first six CDs had multiple bad spots: extended stops, absent audio, pixel breakup - altogether an unsatisfactory experience. After that, however, this outSTANDing series showed at its best. I love the way language is used (except for perhaps the abundant f word), the acting, direction, and attention to all detail is superb. Background information, interviews with director and actors gives much insight. Not for those who want westerns washed of reality. If you are unacquainted with this series, it is WELL worth the price. BUT DO GET the guarantee.