I do a lot of my 'reading' via audiobook, but is this one of those books that NEED to be read on the page? It sounds like it might be sort of visual. Will I need to see the words on the page/be able to flip back and forth to get the most out of this novel?
Yes. This book needs to be read to be truly understood. The themes, and plot of this book will not translate well to an audiobook. I think, the audiobook will somehow detract from the story.