The book is called "Twenties Girl" and is the literary equivalent of a meringue cake. It's lovely and enjoyable without there being a ton of substance to it. With audiobooks quite a bit is the reader. The woman doing this one did an excellent job and made it much more comical than it might otherwise have been.
I read books all the time. I also enjoy listening to them. However, in my mind, they are two distinctly different activities. Listening is more like watching TV to me. I have ebooks on the go at the same time as audiobooks.
My current ebook is about several women in the years following the end of WWII whose husbands were executed following the failed assassination on Hitler. It's filled with the grayness of morality and the brutality of a defeated nation at the close of a war.
My current audiobook (finished the meringue one )is a Ken Follett historical fiction that opens in the Welsh coal mines in the early 20th century just prior to WWI.
I think your brain absorbs aural information quite differently than visual information. While I can sit and read for hours, to listen to a book, I have to be doing something physical. I listen to audiobooks driving, walking, gardening, cleaning etc. I would have a difficult time just sitting and listening. I also tend to lean more to humour in audiobooks and love David Sidaris. He reads his own.