This is tough because I love the author, I love the teaching, but listening to these CDs was difficult at best. It is read word for word from the book. There is no humor thrown in, nothing to make it easier to listen and pay attention. I have purchased other CDs by this author and have enjoyed them because he has a good sense of humor, but they are not read directly from a book. But if you can get through it, the message is invaluable and his insight is tremendous. Just don't expect to be entertained.