Daisy Jones & the Six

Daisy Jones & the Six

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2019
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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)
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

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purpleturtle13
Jun 18, 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed the multiple narrators of this audio book; they enhance the experience and make it easier to follow. The story is completely fictional, but several times I found myself imaging that it was real and wanting to know more about the people and the time period. The upcoming Amazon TV series should be interesting.

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skdawson
Mar 31, 2020

The full cast in this audiobook are all INCREDIBLE! I can't recommend listening to this one enough.

IndyPL_RachelJ Mar 02, 2020

This is such a great audiobook. I love that each character has its own voice. It will make you want to listen to the songs that they've discussed in the story, as if they really exist. I had to get out some Fleetwood Mac after to get myself through that.

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myfriendkarla
Nov 06, 2019

Highly recommend the audio book. Don’t know if I would have liked it as much if I had read the book instead of listening to it. The characters came alive - great acting, never mixed up characters.
Book very well written in that the choices each character made, why they got upset, how they behaved always made perfect sense. From one character’s point of view the other was behaving like an ass. But from the others point of view it made perfect sense what they were doing. so realistic it felt like everything really happened and the book was a legit band biography. (Amazed with all the drug use that more folks didn’t die of overdoses but that’s probably my sheltered upbringing. Not much real life experience with it myself.)

Not recommending it to my mom cause of all the drug use but recommending it to all my friends.

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mconnor624
Sep 23, 2019

Entertaining. The story was a little too pat for me. The audiobook performances were very good.

CircMary Sep 04, 2019

I listened to the audiobook, which was well done and provided good listening while on a road trip. But I remember thinking to myself, "Who cares about these narcissistic people?" Well, I still had to know how it all played out. Literature, it's not, but it is good entertainment.

DCLadults Mar 01, 2019

A Listen to This pick! L.A. '60s girl Daisy Jones is a rock groupie aspiring to sing at the Whisky a Go-Go. She's already getting noticed when she meets Billy Dunne, who heads up the breakout band The Six. Producers see that they make musical magic together, and soon they're on their way to becoming an iconic band of the '70s.

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