9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
this is not for beginners,
This review is from: Colloquial Russian: The Complete Course For Beginners (Colloquial Series) (Paperback)
This book is not for beginners; you are thrown in the deep end by learning difficult phrases early on. Another problem was trying to match up the audio exercises with the exercises in the book. I think they have made the audio execises different from the book so you have no way of checking the spoken word against the written word.
There is no build up with learning russian, ie. getting to grips with the alphabet, learning very small sentences and simple tenses, etc. Please do not buy this book if you want to learn russian from scratch.