This book here is an transciption book of Metallica's Ride The Lightning. It has indeed made me a better player especially through fast rythyms. I refer to it as often as I do all my Metallica books practically every other day. It fits my skill level just fine and it is definately my stlye of playing. This book did not come with a CD or tape. I had to buy that on my own. Being that it is a transcription book I dont sese how it could have been better. The tabs were very precise and no misprints if I recall correctly. There was no down side to the having the book. There always the same by this company. Great books. Another book for the hardened Metallica fan.