While there is a great variety of books to learn laguages like French or Spanish, the choice for a modern selfstudy book for Indonesian is very limited. Complete Indonesian has a very convincing concept to learn the fundamentals of the language going behind what you could expect of the ordinary language travel guide. I highly recommend to use the book with the CDs if you're studying on your own. The dialogues are very well spoken. In the beginnig I had some problems because they're spoken very fast. Also I noticed that some of the dialogues that should be on the CD are in fact not. Even dough there is still some potential for improvement this book seems to me the best choice currently on the market of self-studying books for beginners.