I enjoyed it and it wasn’t as hard to follow the plot as I expected it would. No doubt the visual effects makes the experience easier to absorb but this audio recording, a great substitute for all of us that can’t see the stage play live, gives the story a different perspective that I like. There's also a 44-page booklet accompanying the CD with photos, lyrics, etc that you want to check out. In it you can also find liner notes and a detailed plot synopsis to help you follow along as you listen to the recording.
The cast all do a great job. They gives you a great performance and my favorite song is The World According to Chris were we get to hear Jeanna de Waal (Chris), Ben Thompson (Bill), Christy Altomare (Sue) and Derek Klena (Tommy). I also like the songs where Carrie (Molly Ranson) and as her mother (Marin Mazzie) argues about Carrie going to the prom. Very intense performance.