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Blown away by the story and the cast... woah!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-08-2020

Taylor Jenkins Reid, you b****. You had me. You completely had me. I cried at the end not because of the words, or how it all ended, but because I'd never ever have the chance to see them, meet them, *hear* them. I'm utterly devastated... Let me just say that, sometimes I don't need to know very much about a book AT ALL in order to pick it up and read it (or listen to it, as the case was with this one). It might be a friend's recommendation. It might be a rave review online. I have a title, an author, and I'm in. It's as simple as that. So going into this book, I had no idea that it *wasn't* a biography. I was born in the 80s, so it's always possible for me to discover new music, movies, books from the decades preceding my birth. And so it was with Daisy Jones & The Six. I thought it was a sleepy little (big) something that had been overlooked in my musical exploration. In addition to the above, this is also the first audio book that I've listened to featuring a full cast. My oh my what a difference that made! And so, I sat listening session after session, feeling and almost hearing the very songs that were described. I could see every character so clearly in my head. But I desperately wanted to get a more accurate idea of what I was enjoying learning about so very much. So I hit YouTube. And there were multiple videos about this book, but not a single one that included even an audio track of the band. What the hell??? I was heading to bed that night anyway, I'd try again the next day. And I listened to the story some more... Then the album Aurora started taking shape. As each song was written and extrapolated by Daisy and Billy, as other band members described the emotions conveyed by that voice that mesmerised so very many--Daisy's voice--I couldn't wait anymore. This time I properly sat down again at my computer to find the individual songs themselves. And that's when I found out that... Daisy Jones & The Six IS A WORK OF FICTION?!?!?!?! ***mind...blown*** What just happened to me? What the hell is going on??? WHY?!?!?! And then I marvelled at the skillfulness of the author to create a story that felt SO REAL. I was heartbroken that it was all a lie. I felt cheated. I felt betrayed. But I was truly amazed. Bravo, Taylor Jenkins Reid, bravo. OUTSTANDING.

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A little brief. Many references to other works.

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-2020

Some good concepts here, but I was hoping for a little more substance. I feel like some of this would be better served as being a segment in a larger book, perhaps also combining other referenced works.

Sadly too generalised - online blogs cover more...

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-01-2020

This book had a lot of promise but sadly only scratched the surface on the many subjects it mentions. I have already read articles on parenting sites that cover as much and often more. Too many references to author's other written works suggesting more depth elsewhere. Disappointing for this hungry reader.