jcsuperstar wrote:maybe we need a books section as i have no clue where to put this
It seems like you picked the right section to me.
I would second notself's recommendation to take advantage of the reviews.
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding: Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)
Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages: One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7
Based on the reviews, it seems like the CD set was not very well produced. A shame, really, because Rick Hanson is a very interesting guy with a lot to say and teach and an approach that is different from many other teachers based on his background as a neuropsychologist. I think some of the information on the CDs could be found on his website, for example here:
Haven't read those articles but I think they would serve as a good introduction to what's on the CD. If you're interested in his Neurodharma approach, check out these podcasts with the Buddhist Geeks. Very interesting discussion connecting concepts in the dharma (no-self, jhana, etc.) with recent neurological research.