Book Review | Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Review | Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins ReidDaisy Jones & The Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrated by : Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, Pablo Schreiber
Published by Random House Audio
Release date : March 5th, 2019
Genres: Adult, Fiction
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
Source: The Publisher | Format: Audiobook
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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 and 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.

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I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

My Thoughts:

Daisy Jones & The Six came on my radar kind of late. I say that because I hadn’t seen much buzz for it – until after I had downloaded the Audio. I decided to pick it up when I saw it in an email from the publisher, detailing its full cast.

Suffice it to say: I have a weakness for an assorted cast narration. 

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I am so glad I snagged this one up! Told in an interview format in chronical order from all members of the band, and some family members, we follow along with this 70’s rock band during their rise to fame, and ultimately, what broke them up.

This read like a memoir, and my non-fiction loving heart soaked it up! The “mystery” of who the writer/author of the story was brilliant, who was later revealed and it surprised me! 

The narration, of course, was terrific. We have a full cast of narrators, most new to me like Jennifer Beals, Pablo Schreiber & Benjamin Bratt. Also some of my favorites: Julia Whalen & January LaVoy (Click here for a full list of narrators). The narration, hands down, made this book for me. They all brought the characters to life. It is one of the best productions I’ve listened to.

It’s easy to get sucked into this story and the atmosphere of their life. It wasn’t always easy to listen to, but I appreciated an honest portrayal of all the characters. 

All in All – I loved it. I highly recommend this audio! Especially if you are looking for a fun, different narrative and love Taylor’s books.

Rating Report
Plot
four-half-stars
Writing
four-half-stars
Characters
four-half-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Emotional Impact
four-half-stars
Narration
five-stars
Overall: 4.5

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  • Have you read Daisy Jones & the Six? If so, what did you think?
  • What’s a book that you believe you enjoyed more because of the narration?

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9 thoughts on “Book Review | Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  1. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    I’m a single narrator kind of person. I haven’t listened to a large cast, but have listened to dual narrators and prefer the single. There are a lot of series I now will only listen to. Most times it’s because of the narration. Other times it’s because that is how I started the series and I’m used to that narrators voice of the characters. I have one series that I love by Ella Summers and she’s actually had a few ebook releases since I caught up on audio and it’s driving me crazy that the new releases aren’t in audio yet. I’m getting so behind but I can’t bring myself to read the ebooks. I loved the audio!

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