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Update November, 2015: I have now read the commentary, and found the emphasis on what the original audience would have understood extremely helpful.
I have purchased about twenty volumes of the series so far, and they all have an active table of contents. So it seems that this issue is now taken care of.
Walton's coverage of the patriarchal narratives is not verse by verse, but he judiciously identifies and explains the big questions that come up.
This is not a verse-by-verse commentary. Walton works through the book passage by passage and comments on the main points of each passage. Despite this fact, he occasionally makes points that larger commentaries on Genesis manage to miss. The writing should be readable even for beginners in biblical studies. It should be noted that the commentary is weighted towards the Primeval History and the Abrahamic stories, but I think this is justified since the Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph stories are easier to understand for lay readers.
The review by Ed Campbell, that states Walton allegorizes the text and says Genesis is mythology, is factually wrong. Walton makes use of our knowledge of the ancient Near East to explain how the first readers of Genesis would have understood the text. After all, Genesis is a text from the ancient Near East.