Per my usual practice, I went through the book with a chess set in front of me, playing through all of my chosen lines and illustrative games. This time, I also at least read through most of the sections on alternate lines, even if they're not included in my existing repertoire. I found the whole process most useful in: 1) re-exposing myself to the middlegame plans in each key line, and 2) re-evaluating certain variations I play and opening myself to alternatives that I had previously dismissed.
The book is not meant to provide a comprehensive treatment of the opening in all lines, but it is still the best single-volume introductory work on the Caro-Kann that I've seen, with excellent coverage of some key variations. The author is not himself a player of the defense, but rather is a 1. e4 player and has prepared a number of different variations over the course of his career against it. While at first this lack of direct experience as Black seemed a little strange, I now in fact greatly appreciate it; the author's evaluations come across as more objective than those in many opening manuals and the point of view is more balanced between White and Black.
A more general review of the book can be found at the above link; here are my own observations: