I got far enough into the audio to discover two things: (1) The writing is beautiful and moving, and (2) the nonlinear storytelling structure is not well suited to audio.
I can already tell that this is a book that I will need to read in a print format, because I will get quickly frustrated with trying to understand events as I'm carried along on the audio. Plus, I need to pay closer attention than I normally do with audiobooks, because I usually multitask with housework, yardwork, shopping, driving, etc.
So, I'm reshelving the audio and putting this on my wishlist for a bound version, because I don't want to spoil what is going to be a really good book by experiencing it in a frustrating format.
The audio is read by the author. She's obviously not a professional performer, and has an unusually soft, breathy voice, but she does read with an emotion that I like. Once I am ready to try again with the bound version, I think I'll try experiencing this like I did when I was a little girl just learning to read, and play the audio while I read along in the book.