I found this tape to be more of the ancient times, then anything. He really doesn't take you into any real type of meditation and really was not interesting at all to me to even keep my attention up. The only good part of the whole tape was at the end, when he can really make you laugh yourself silly, other than that this tape was not helpful to me at all.
Alan Watts has a very soothing voice. I found that when I listened to him talk on the tape about how to meditate that I was able to achieve reasonable relaxation. However, I never truly reached a true meditative state while trying to meditate on my own. I have since switched to a yoga/meditation routine that works much better for me.