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Daisy Jones & The Six

A Novel
Written by: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A Reese's Book Club + Hello Sunshine on Audible Pick

"My March pick is here! It’s Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and it ROCKS. Literally. The story centers on the meteoric rise of a rock band in the '70s and its lead singers, Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne, whose connection is as electric as the music they make together. It’s sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, people!! And the very best part?! Hello Sunshine is turning this into a TV show with Amazon Studios...so stay tuned for more updates!" (Reese Witherspoon)  

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.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in LA in the late '60s, 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 20, 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 '70s. 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

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Taylor Jenkins Reid (P)2019 Random House Audio

What the critics say

“Raw, emotive, and addictively voyeuristic, Daisy Jones & The Six is imbued with the same anguished heart that fuels the very best rock ‘n’ roll. Like my favorite albums, this book will live with me for a very long time.” (Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus)

“An explosive, dynamite, down-and-dirty look at a fictional rock band told in an interview style that gives it irresistible surface energy...although the real power of this delicious novel is at its tender beating heart. It’s an anthem and a ballad and a marvel.” (Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Perfect Couple

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OMG

Just wow. I. Can’t. Breathe.

This audiobook was breathtaking. Everything about this story and the incredible performances dug deep. I can’t wait to see this as a TV series with amazon studios.... I just hope it won’t be a huge let down after this outstanding audiobook!!!!

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Best Audiobook Ever

This story had me hooked from the first minute. Love the story and the performances were so great and added so much to the story. If you grew up listening to rock in the 70's, then this story is so familiar, even though it is fictional. So glad this is being turned into a series for Amazon Prime by Reese Witherspoon.

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One very big cliche...

Plot: one cliche after another, no matter the lack of logic or development.
Character development: one cliche after another...
The rock and roll setting is appealing for all the obvious reasons, and the narrative device of multiple p.o.v.s relieves the author of most of the responsibility for the development of characters and setting. This is a seriously lame novel.

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Wow! What an experience.

My first time with an audio book and I’m converting if all are done as well as this. The story, if I had read it, I would’ve been just in love with the characters and the story as I am from listening but it was Jennifer Beals’ heart ache, Benjamin Bratt’s voice and the rest of the actors brought me into the world of rock and roll. If there was a real band I’d have bought all of their music.

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  • Alisia Ned
  • 2019-03-06

great book

honestly when I first started listening for the first 45 minutes or so, it was a little confusing and hard for me to 100% commit to. However, once I recognized the different voices it made it so fun and different to listen to. The voices were on point and sounded just like a movie performing so perfectly. The style if writing made the book very enjoyable and look forward to listening to other titles by the author

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  • Sjane72
  • 2019-03-08

Hard not to love Daisy Jones & the Six

I was instantly sucked into this rock n roll love story filled with strong women. I loved the way each character had their own voice. I’ll definitely be checking out more of Taylor Jenkins Reid. Now how to get a copy of the album Aurora?

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  • CL
  • indianapolis, in United States
  • 2019-03-07

Wow. Unbelievably good.

I never have a book bring me to tears. This one had me sobbing. Embarrassing sobs. What a beautiful well-written piece. Amazing.

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  • Mesipher
  • 2019-03-06

What a gripping writing style and narration !

This book grabs you from. Word 1! The story is written in such a way that it feels almost as though you're a part of the book itself. EXCELLENT NARRATION - especially the choice of Jennifer Beales as the main character. It is gripping!

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  • SydSavvy
  • PARIS, TX, United States
  • 2019-03-07

Damn good—Award Winning Game Changer

There are several things that make this audiobook an award winning game changer. 1. The writing. I can’t imagine the research that went into this. Luckily I didn’t have to imagine it, the period, happenings and voice were perfect and so I was caught up in being there, instead of ever thinking about the writing. Also, the interview style plays out perfectly, keeping the timing right even with the thread of these bandmembers sharing memories and different perspectives. 2. What the audio does is take that spot-on delivery and supercharge it. The narrators sound like they are giving an intimate interview. The narrators and voice become the band members. I can already tell you where my vote goes for best audiobook of the year.

Yes, I pictured Stevie Nicks through out, but I think any favorite band can be pictured. The experience seems true and 1970s rock band universal. I loved seeing it all unfold, including the actual writing and recording sessions. Also I’m glad for the hope this book gives.

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  • Lisa Davidson
  • Hawaii
  • 2019-03-06

The Vinyl Days: Mania and Despair

This absorbing production brought me back to the fervor of living for creative expression--music, poetry, dance--in early 80s' Seattle. The music scene was exploding, we haunted Tower Records, and life was impromptu harmony: an exhilarating whirl of dancing all night, playing endless albums, writing lyrics and melodies, loving musicians and breaking hearts. We formed bands, followed bands, and never turned off the turntable. Drugs and alcohol were the shadow of this musical renaissance... I cried during this arresting performance for the memory of lovers lost, friendships ruined, a marriage wrecked on the rocks of unformed psyches and casual cruelty.
The author recreated the unforgettable highs and lows of the analogue days with great skill, sensitivity, and verisimilitude. I loved the immersive narration as well, an excellent illustration of the audiobook's potential. You won't regret this credit!🎶

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  • j phillips
  • TN
  • 2019-03-11

top notch audio......a star is born

This story takes us back into the 1970s rock scene, and feels entirely authentic. I can’t imagine the print version of this novel is as good as the audiobook. Daisy Jones & The Six is narrated by some of the best narrators in the business, a full cast. This format doesn’t work in some cases, but it certainly does here. The audio version reminds me of a documentary-type memoir told from various perspectives. Still, the story is easy to follow and progresses chronologically. Though it’s a fictional story of a 70s rock band, it feels real. I don't normally give 5 stars in all three categories, but I predict great success for this audiobook. Overall rating: 4.72 stars

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  • Jennifer Robinson
  • 2019-03-07

Awesome

What a great storyline!! The cast performances were amazing! Enjoyed it, thank you!
Almost made me think these were real people

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  • Martin Norris
  • 2019-03-06

Wow!

A fantastic listen! I absolutely loved it. One of my favorites. i will look for more by this author.

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  • flowergirl
  • boston USA
  • 2019-03-19

Blown away!

I was transported to the rock n roll scene and I loved it. I also found the different voice overs to be refreshing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-18

One for the books

This is such a moving tale. Reid did a beyond phenomenal job being able to capture the perspective of different figurative characters and move you in a way you did not think was possible. Filled with beautiful imagery and words, this makes for my top 10 favorite books of all time.