I hear you about the speed (and I envy people who are really fast readers). BUT in addition to listening to books I might not find the time to read off the page, I’ve discovered that my rereading tends to be “listens” – which in turn frees up time for new material to be read off the page.
BTW – I too adore Jim Dale. In addition to the Harry Potter books, he also narrated Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. He was just as good with those books too. Agree with you about Circe and have not yet read Girls Like Us – so I’ll give it a listen ;-)