I'm sorry for all the fans of Mitchell, but I didn't like this book at all. I don't know if this was because of the format (audiobook of Audible.com) or the story, but I wasn't interested at all, not in the story and not in the characters. I did find the writing beautiful (that's why I gave it 3 stars in stead of 2).
This was the first book by Mitchell that I read, and I had high hopes for it. Perhaps I will try another one, but I am not sure about that, because I feel rather disappointed.
Some other thoughts and/or reviews:
The Misanthropologist: http://themisanthropologist.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/the-thousand-autumns-of-jacob-de-zoet/