I recommend this program for anyone who wishes to learn a beginner's amount of Romanian. This is by no means a comprehensive language-learning program. If you want to actually learn Romanian (as in, speak it fluently), this is not the program for you. But if you are going to Romania for a month or two and just want to be able to communicate, I would definitely recommend Pimsleur. Other programs will teach you words and grammar that are not very useful to a traveller (I prefer to know how to say "I don't understand." [Pimsleur] before learning, "The boy is under the airplane." [other programs]) This program is the way to go if you want to learn enough useful Romanian to get around and communicate, but not so much that you are overwhelmed with vocabulary and grammar. Do native Romanians really expect a visiting foreigner to know all the grammatical rules of their language anyway?
This program is easy to use (just listen to the cd and repeat what they say or answer questions in Romanian), and makes it easy to learn and remember. This program is especially good for people like me, who want to learn how to speak the language...not just read or understand it. Many people learned to understand some Spanish (German, French, whatever) during highschool, but couldn't put two words together in speech. You will not have that problem with this program, because Pimsleur focuses on speech instead of vocabulary and writing.
This version of the Pimsleur program (Romanian compact) comes with cds and a tiny reading booklet. I really don't know what the difference is between this Pimsleur Romanian and the other one (which both come with the same number of cds)...except that this one is newer and cheaper.