We bought these because we got a free one with a Wendy's kid's meal. Our kids (4 and 2) LOVED it. We listened to it in the car, at bedtime, and any quiet time. They are hooked on the books now too. the author does a great job reading them and they are engaging. My BIG complaint with this particular set is that the 8 stories are split among 5 CDs. So Story 2 starts on CD1 and continues on CD2. There are no book titles on the CD label, only "Book 1-2". My kids like to use these by themselves, but they can't manage finding the right sets of CDs to listen to one story, or fast forward to the right track to start the right story. It's completely annoying. Also if you're travelling you can't just bring one CD you have to bring 2. (Or of course you could burn them to a new CDR but that's annoying).We love the stories, but hate this CD setup.