I'd get the book BeverlyGoldberg - I can't see it working especially well as an audiobook as I would imagine reading out the descriptor for each paragraph would end up being quite intrusive? I found that when I was reading I scanned/ skipped over much of them unless they caught my eye for some reason.
I loved this book, one of the best ones I read this year. Beautiful, sad but funny and I loved the narrative.
Bardo is a Buddhist word for a state between death and rebirth - a bit like purgatory. In the novel Abraham Lincoln mourns his son who has died, and spends a lot of time locked in the crypt with his body, grieving and unaccepting of his death. The novel explores the idea that his son’s “spirit”, if you like, is kept in this liminal space, perhaps by his father’s grief; that they are both in limbo, unable to go back, but not knowing what lies before them. It imagines vividly what might await us beyond death, morality, and examines many different ways of living, and the meaning of life, in short. Difficult to explain as it is unusual in style and subject, but hope it gives you an idea