Books for beginners

sorry if this is a bad place to post something like this, but I just used my best judgement :S

I’ve been scrounging the net for books to buy that will push me in the directoin I need to be going in to become a professional Flash user. I ordered a book called “50 Fast Flash MX Techniques”, but it was pretty useless, didn’t really learn anything, I returned the book today.

For a complete beginner, with advancement in mind, I am considering buying this pretty little package from Can some of you please tell me what these "Bible"s are like? Good I hope?

Flash MX Bible
Macromedia Flash MX Actionscript Bible

– Both for $69.98