I am a personal development coach who was a teaching fellow in physiology and a research chemist. I also have a background in psychology and meditation and work with stress management and biofeedback in my practice. I've studied meditation for years, have reviewed a lot of material in this area and I also give workshops on meditation in the SF Bay Area. As such, I think I'm a good person to judge the merits of this material.
In my opinion, Bodhipaksa does the best job of presenting the body scan as a means to relax of anyone out there thay I know of. His voice is calm, soothing and comes from a relaxed place. This meditation also is detailed enough to bring someone into a very relaxed place and overall tone of the audio is encouraging.
The rest of the tape is just as good and if I were going to recommend two practices for stress reduction purposes, these would be what I include on a CD. There are no gimmicks here, just good solid material delivered in the most high quality manner. While Bodhipaksa doesn't use music, he doesn't need to induce a relaxed state and his voice is pleasant.
If you are under stress, this CD is definitely a good place to start. It is also a very nice introduction to meditation for people who haven't done any work in this area and want a simple, effective practice. The other CDs I've reviewed by this author are just as good.
You can see even more meditation and stress management resources on my listmania lists, which you can reach through my profile. Another more Western approach and a comprehensive program is FULL CATASTROPHE LIVING. I also recommend the book WHY ZEBRAS DON'T GET ULCERS or THE END OF STRESS AS WE KNOW IT. You can think of the second book as a simplification of the concepts in the first and it is even endored by the author of the first book. WHY ZEBRAS DON'T GET ULCERS is wonderful, but it's a fairly technical read, the other book is geared more toward the general population, but the presentation isn't as brilliant as Sapolosky (the author of the first book and an authority in his field).