This is a fantastic introduction to Mandarin Chinese but it is only the first two hours of an eight hour course.
At the time of writing Audible are trying to get the other six hours in their library but as yet that is not the case which is a shame as these first two hours had me hooked.
The only current alternative is to purchase the full and more costly Mandarin course CD's direct from Michel Thomas. Hopefully this changes soon..
The quality of book lesson 2 is no less than lesson 1 and seems to follow on with out break or change.
I found following along with the teacher and students really easy.
There was just enough time for me to answer or speak the Madarin prior to the student answering in the audiobook meant I did not always have to hit the pause button.
Not sure if this is for you? Audible have a free sample to try.
BTW a bit obvious but there is no story hence the low rating for story!