Although the style and layout of this book is no different from most tab books from Hal Leonard, the sheer scale and accuracy involved in the making of this particular tab book is most commendable.
Obviously looking on tab sites is the cheaper option (considering it's mostly free) but the tabs you get on those sites are far from the real thing, proven by the detailed accuracy of all 28 tabs in this book.
The CDs that come with the book are fantastic. Hal Leonard have managed to get the original guitar and bass tracks from the actual album. The removal of the drum and vocal tracks enable you to hear each distinct note, making it much easier especially to learn the strumming patterns instead of having to rely entirely upon the tab. Also you get to hear things you'd never heard on the real album (inparticular in the instrumental section of 'Hump de Bump').
The only thing preventing me from giving this a five star rating is that the CDs do not have much of an aid for relalively inexperienced guitarists. Although I have played guitar for 8 years now, it would have been better to have tracks where the more intricate riffs would have been slowed down (e.g. 21st Century and Turn It Again solos) to allow for a more approachable learning curve. No doubt the addition of the CDs is a good idea, but perhaps they could have done more than just copy and paste the guitar/bass tracks over?
Nevertheless this is the definitive tab book for the Stadium Arcadium album. If you're a fan of the Chilis and want to learn the ways of John Frusciante then you should definitely buy this.