Date: March 2019

Duration: 9 hours 4 minutes

Summary:

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.

“I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)

Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

Includes a PDF of song lyrics from the book

Cast List:
Daisy Jones, read by Jennifer Beals            
Billy Dunne, read by Pablo Schreiber
Graham Dunne, read by Benjamin Bratt
Eddie Loving, read by Fred Berman
Warren Rhodes, read by Ari Fliakos
Karen Karen, read by Judy Greer
Camila Dunne, read by January LaVoy
Simone Jackson, read by Robinne Lee
Narrator / Author, read by Julia Whelan
Jim Blades, read by Jonathan Davis
Rod Reyes, read by Henry Leyva
Artie Snyder, read by Oliver Wyman
Elaine Chang, read by Nancy Wu
Freddie Mendoza, read by P.J. Ochlan
Nick Harris, read by Arthur Bishop
Jonah Berg, read by Holter Graham
Greg McGuinness, read by Brendan Wayne
Pete Loving, read by Pete Larkin
Wyatt Stone, read by Alex Jenkins Reid
Hank Allen, read by Robert Petkoff
Opal Cunningham, read by Sara Arrington

Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six

“Daisy Jones & The Six is just plain fun from cover to cover. . . . Her characters feel so vividly real, you’ll wish you could stream their albums, YouTube their concerts, and google their wildest moments to see them for yourself.”—HelloGiggles

“Reid’s wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year.”—Nylon

“Reid delivers a stunning story of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and ’70s in this expertly wrought novel. Mimicking the style and substance of a tell-all celebrity memoir . . . Reid creates both story line and character gold. The book’s prose is propulsive, original, and often raw.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Genres:

  • Jenna C.

    This was a unique, intriguing, and captivating listen. I loved how each of the band members had their own voice. I truly felt like a was there and could easily visualize this story. Great listen, I highly recommend.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

  • Erin O.

    This was a very fun listen that completely immersed me in the story. Highly recommend this, as well as anything else by this author.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Kathy L.

    Love the story and it’s narrators. I’m about 1/2 through the audio book and I’m getting sleepy from the way each person is interviewed like watching a documentary on tv, except this documentary isn’t 2 hours long. I’m not sure if the book is written in this same format but having a hard time wanting to continue listening to the storytelling documentary style.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Dahlia F.

    I wanted to love this book. The first few minutes drew me right in and the writing style tried its hardest to hold me. However, I found myself a little bored in the middle, not fully invested in the characters or storyline. But I made it to the end and it offered a twist that did feel satisfying. I would call this a quick beach read or a good stop gap between heavier books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Norma S.

    A book about a fictional band? How unique can that be? But somehow it’s fun and entertaining and had me wishing they’d really exist. Narrators are great.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    This book was not what I was expecting at all. Daisy is obnoxious and thinks no rule applies to her simply because she’s privileged, rich, and everyone calls her beautiful. She decides she wants a MARRIED man she can’t have and their working relationship is romanticized as love? I swear every time I had to read about Daisy and Billy longing for each other while singing into one another’s eyes onstage I wanted to throw my phone. This was nothing but a bunch of adults bickering like petulant children and nothing else. I don’t understand the hype for this story. It makes me even more leery of ratings by the masses. If this is what passes as great literature or great storytelling now, I’m concerned.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tiffany B.

    Loved this book and the narrators. Was sad when it ended!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Sarah C.

    The story is awesome, I enjoyed the story. All the characters are pretty complex, and they have their own issues and desires. Billy, Daisy, and Camilla were at the forefront of the story, and then there was also Karen and Graham. All these characters, plus some of the more minor characters all triggered emotional reactions from me. I was intrigued, angry, sad, and irritated from start to finish. I think good books evokes all those emotions, listening to the audiobook help me better understand the character’s emotional struggles, and that made the reading experience even richer. I rated the story 4 out of 5 stars because while the story was addicting and the characters captivating, the interview format was REALLY started to get on my nerves when I was about 80% finished with the book. It was pages and pages of essentially dialogue, I felt like I want the dialogue to be broken up the way The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was broken up, but that’s just my opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kacie O.

    All I can say is, meh.

  • Tyler H.

    I loved the narration of this title. Definitely enhanced the story.

  • Olivia G.

    The audio itself was great. I loved all the different people narrating. I did not enjoy this book at all. It was slow, boring, and really there is nothing major that happens. It’s a boring story.

  • Gamze Kahya

    the narrators did a fantastic job

  • Caro G.

    imprescindible.

  • gillianmurphy

    so good, i definitely recommend the audiobook for this although i did follow along with a physical. i finished this in two days and loved it so much.

  • Jovana Livaja

    Amazing book, my favorite from the author.

  • Karen L.

    I wish I had paid more attention to the fact that this entire book is in a documentary format. Not a fan.

  • Candace W.

    What a great story I loved it. The way the different narrations come in and out was perfect story telling.

  • Anonymous

    The ending was very emotional, and I was expecting a song at the end. There was music but nobody sang… it felt hollow. It was a great story about a band but without a song it felt like a huge part was missing

  • Anonymous

    An amazing story.

  • Leigh N.

    I loved this book!! It was a even more fascinating listening to it. The story told through interviews was so clever. It made it feel like this band really did exists. I was truly sad and even she’d a few tears when it was over.

  • Sara M.

    wow, this book blew me away. last chapter clinched the book in the 5 star for me!

  • Anonymous

    I think I may have been disappointed because it was so highly hyped. I thought the concept was really unique but when you are watching a documentary about a famous band you’d hear their music. It was a big piece to be missing. You are also missing the attachment to the characters at the beginning. It ended strong as you begin to develop attachments to the characters.

  • Jamie H.

    Great story but also what a cool experience with all the various cast members speaking.

  • Sandra M.

    The narrators were so good!!!

  • Michele G.

    The narrative was amazing and I loved the story and how it brings you into the carefree vibe of the 70s

  • Anonymous

    The various voices kept me engaged. It kept the script interesting. This type of reading gave the book the dimension it needed. Rating the language usage would have been helpful.

  • Daniela E.

    my far one of my favorite audio books!! definitely a must!!

  • Lgower2003

    Fantastic! I wanted it to be a true story!!! Loved the narrators so much. Wonderful story! I could hardly take breaks, didn’t want it to end!

  • Anonymous

    So so good! I hated for it to end! Can’t wait for the movie!

  • Margaret D.

    this was one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to. my husband even started listening from another room. The narrators are all so well suited to their roles. I will read everything this author writes.

  • Angela G.

    I didn’t enjoy the format of a series of quotes to follow the story. The story was really the Fleetwood Mac Rumours LP. It wasn’t great. Except for the rich voice of Benjamin Bratt, it wasn’t a great listen.

  • Marci Wendling

    So good! I was sad when it was over.

  • Rena T.

    This is my first audiobook ever and I loved it !!

  • Jody T.

    I was wanting to read this since the book came out. I’m so glad that I listened to it instead. What an amazing experience. It made the amazing book just that much better. I highly recommend this audiobook.

  • Katherine S.

    This book is great, especially if we were young at that time!!

  • Lynda D.

    Loved this! Presented like a ‘talking heads’ documentary, with the various characters describing how the band was formed, developed and was finally disbanded. Really felt that I got to know and understand those involved, and got caught up in the story.

  • Anonymous

    I highly recommend.

  • Lindsvernon

    I’d heard about this book and gave it a download. It was fantastic. The actors doing the rolls make it like listening to a movie (or a radio show). I loved it from beginning to end.

  • Jess F.

    Such a phenomenal cast of complex characters that I had to stop mid-way through to read-up on which real-life band inspired the story. The varied and talented narrators helped to keep the the dialogue from getting confusing... I only wish it came with a complete soundtrack as my imagination is, sadly, a bit musically challenged.

  • Vicki K.

    I loved this book! The story was amazing - believable and touching - with great character development - characters that I really grew to care about. All the individual voices made each character come alive. I cannot recommend this book highly enough...it’s fantastic! I didn’t want it to end!

  • Anonymous

    Narration made the book. I doubt I could have read this story.

  • Anonymous

    It is really difficult for me to say something about this book because of how many emotions I had while reading it but, overall I can tell you, it was an amazing read. I had a great time listening to it and it got me thinking about a lot of things (and those are my favorite kind of books).

  • Ruth E.

    Took me on stage. then back stage. I felt the swagger and the desperation. i could feel the conversations and go with the next move. well written and with a window open to reality.

  • Caprice M.

    Amazing story and narrators. At first I thought it was going to be the same old rock-n-roll story, but it’s deeper than that. Truly entertaining. Narrators nailed it.

  • Mary D.

    Best book I’ve read this year!! Love it.

  • Melissa B.

    Incredible story & incredibly written! Loved the varying narrators!

  • Jennifer B.

    I love the way this book had you questioning whether it was a true story and narration of a bands tale.

  • Virginia F.

    I agree with Kathy L

  • Janet G.

    Such a great story, I listened straight through!

  • Christina U.

    I love this book! It reads like a documentary- I thought for the first few chapters it was a true story! Obsessed with the story and these characters!!

  • Jeanette F.

    This was the best book I have listened.

  • Margie C.

    Wow! I sat in my car the last 15 mins I could not stop listening! I had to hear the ending. And then I was sad it was over. I loved the narration of this book so much!

  • Rebecca R.

    It captures you from beginning to end. I loved the twist at the end. Great narration!

  • Dawn H.

    couldn't stop listening. it felt like I was there!

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