I initially read this book, not listened to it, and bought the audiobook version because I thought it was so entertaining. This is one case where the ..Show More »audiobook was not better for me than reading.
It's all to do with the pacing of the narration. There's long pauses, and the reading speed is excruciatingly slow or words are drawn out liiiikkkkeee thiiiiiiisssss (an effect used often). This is distressing because the narrator actually has some pretty great voices. She can speed up at some points, and it is good when this happens.
Anyway, I think if they just re-edited the audiobook so that it was a consistent reading speed, it would be fine.
If this sort of thing doesn't bother you, I recommend you check this book out. It's got a grungy-carny vibe going on that is absolutely unique. Or, if you read, you might give the print version a shot.