This is really old. It refers to the old Irish currency of punts! The English speaking narrator is clear and concise speaking at exactly the right volume. Which is well and good except I already speak English! The Irish speakers sound like 90 year old pensioners talking in a tunnel through their noses!
If you don't have the audio tracks, DON'T BUY THIS BOOK! It's useless. Your entirely on your own as far as pronunciation and spelling (the two aspects of the language that seem to me the hardest to tackle) are concerned. Don't get fooled by the fact that the pages in the book refer to the publisher's web site: the site points you to other, Irish-related sites, that have only the faintest bearing on the topics addressed in the book's pages, and do not explain anything - at all - about the lesson you're working on. As far as I'm concerned: wasted money.
I read some of the reviews for other Beginners books, and choose this one as it had previous good reviews. The links to the internet also for the lessons are excellent, I would have no hesitation in recommending this for anyone who wants to learn basics, and is great for all ages.
The book has a nice format and on a first glance looks like it will be very helpful. Unfortunately it is let down by the CD. I have two versions of this book (I assume one is a later edition) and as far as I can tell the audio CD is the same with both. I found that the contents of the CD at times did not seem to match those of the book.