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Daisy Jones and the Six

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid, read by Sara Arrington, Jennifer Beals, Arthur Bishop, Fred Berman, Benjamin Bratt, Jonathan Davis, Ari Fliakos, Holter Graham, Judy Greer, January Lavoy, Robinne Lee, Peter Larkin, Henry Leyva, P.J. Ochlan, Robert Petkoff, Alex Reid, Pablo Schreiber, Brendan Wayne, Julia Whelan, Nancy Wu and Oliver Wyman.

Everyone knows Daisy Jones and The Six.

They sold out arenas from coast to coast. Their music defined an era and every girl in America idolised Daisy. But on July 12 1979, on the night of the final concert of the Aurora tour, they split. Nobody ever knew why. Until now. 

This is the whole story, right from the beginning: the sun-bleached streets, the grimy bars on the Sunset Strip, knowing Daisy’s moment was coming. Relive the euphoria of success and experience the terror that nothing will ever be as good again. Take the uppers so you can keep on believing, take the downers so you can sleep, eventually. Wonder who you are without the drugs or the music or the fans or the family that prop you up. Make decisions that will forever feel tough. Find beauty where you least expect it. Most of all, love like your life depends on it and believe in whatever it is you’re fighting for.

It’s a true story, though everyone remembers the truth differently.

Bonus downloadable PDF included. 

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

Critic Reviews

"I devoured this in a day, falling head over heels for Daisy and the band." (Reese Witherspoon)

"Once in a blue moon you get to discover a book you end up pressing upon many other people to read. Taylor Jenkins Reid has got every nuance, every detail exact and right. I loved every word." (Paul Ross)

 

"So brilliantly written I thought all the characters were real...I couldn’t put it down." (Edith Bowman) 

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Incredible Performance!

For anyone who’s thinking about purchasing Daisy Jones and the Six. I would highly recommend listening to this audiobook instead of reading it yourself. The voice actors give such an interesting twist that you really get to experience how the characters personalities develop overtime.

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Absolutely awesome

Not sure how to convey my thoughts on this other to say that it is a must. The narrators are so good that I forgot this was fiction and not some amazing documentary I was listening to. Highly recommend to anyone who is even a little passionate about music. I can feel a major slump to follow but so worth it ❤❤❤

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Amazing Audible version

Daisy Jones and The Six - first up I have to say do yourself a favour - listen to the Audible version, it is absolutely AMAZING to listen to this story. With 15 narrators telling the story (yep - I went back to Amazon to look it up and counted once I started listening, as there were so many different voices!), it was mesmerising to listen to - and the narrators all do such a fantastic job with their characters.

The way the author wrote the story made it all the more fascinating to listen to, it really felt like I was listening to a documentary rather than a fictional story. I really enjoyed the way the story was told from the beginning. Alternating between the background story of The Six and their rise to fame, and the background of Daisy Jones, until they meet and then their story merges into the one. The story touches on many things you would expect from a famous rock band from the 70's, with the members trying to deal with their fame, addictions, love, loss, touring, being in each other's faces constantly - I was halfway through the Audible version when I also ordered myself a paperback copy, I just knew it was going to be amazing all the way through to the end, and I needed it for my bookshelf.

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Nothing happens

I bought this book because of the glowing reviews. I just can’t see what they are based on. I kept waiting for the story to kick in - but the story just didn’t ever kick off. Entertainment career memoirs don’t have to be uneventful - particularly those set in California in the 70s amidst radicalisations in student, African American, women’s movements - that changed the social fabric enormously. Yet the characters in this novel seemed oblivious, cocooned off from the world they inhabited. The one reference to the world’s tumult of the time was when a character was killed in Vietnam. Nothing more was said about this except musings about luck and life’s lottery. Because of this lack of depth on context during this extraordinary time - the characters seem very one dimensional and boring. The interview technique worked to drive the narrative - it’s just that it was one where nothing really happened.

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Awesome narration!

The different narrators in the story were amazing. I got choked up at the end 💕💕💕

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exceptional book

truly brilliant book. exceptional all the way through. will be looking for more with this author

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It's like you were there

Loved this book. Performances were outstanding. Felt so very real. This has to be made into a movie

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READ IT

You need no other review than the title. This book is amazing, the narration is amazing, it's a spectacular read (or listen)

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Audiobook is a must!

So glad I decided to listen to this as an audiobook! Loved the story but the cast just pushed it that extra mile with their performance.

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A novel as a radio play

The multiple voice actors and the interview format made this an incredible audio experience and I struggle to imagine how a print version could come close to competing. I would recommend this as an audiobook above any other platform.

The story is not crazy, somewhat predictable, especially if you know your rock history (specifically the making of Rumours by Fleetwood Mac) but the point isn't the plot but the people, the interactions and the complexity of human relationships. Jenkins Reid paints a tapestry of passionate humanity and I am better for the experience.

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  • Vidhya
  • 01-12-2019

predicted ending and story line.

Predicted story line and ending. there is a suprise after the book is done though. Casual read

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-06-2019

More than just an AudiIo book

Can’t recommend this enough. Story draws you in and the multiple character parts in this version are so well cast and it feels more like an audio film than anything. I could not stop listening.

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  • Ms. F. Castle
  • 17-04-2019

Cheesy

I listen to a lot of music biography audiobooks, and this popped up and it had good reviews, but it plays to music biz stereotypes, and the voices and accents of the actors sound modern not 60s/70s. It's pretty cheesy, If you are vaguely knowledgeable or care about the music of this time, then it probably isn't for you. I think Amazons algorithms got it wrong when they pointed it in my direction.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-04-2019

Cried and cried

what a performance, what a reading, what a story. i was thinking it was about a band when in fact its about life and love and friendship and those deep things you have to encounter in life,full of wisdom!

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  • Mardhiah
  • 04-04-2019

Broke my heart in the best way

I’m not a music person. I used to be though. At first I thought I’ll skip this book despite the hype because I didn’t really like The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Jenkins Reid’s previous novel).

This however, really truly blew my socks off. I felt I was in my twenties again, following a band and wanting to be in a band. If you think this is about music, you’re right. But it’s so much more than that. It’s about unrequited love, about saving yourself, about soulmates, and so much more. I loved it to my core. I bought a physical copy to keep in my library just so I can relive the feeling I get hanging out with Daisy Jones and The Six.

Choosing to listen to the book REALLY ‘amplified’ the experience. The book is written in oral history form, and it’s the best format for listening via audiobook.

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  • Tercia
  • 09-03-2019

Phenomenal

Loved it. Beautifully narrated. Love Jennifer Beals as Daisy and the rest of the narrators. Love can be painful yet joyous aswell. 👏🎼🎸📀🌠

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  • Steph
  • 24-03-2019

😭 Absolutely amazing!

This book felt like one of those celeb documentaries and it follows a band that I wished existed. While The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was a huge hit in 2018, this book has outshone it. I was so immersed with the characters and the story, it felt so real. I am still a bit emotional after that last hour but it definitely surprised me. This book was amazing, I highly recommend it to anyone, especially through an audiobook, I think if I had read the book physically it wouldn't have worked as it did with the audiobook.

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  • steve greensleaves
  • 24-03-2019

Superb- funny, sad, insightful, intelligent

Best thing I have heard on audible for a very long time and I listen a lot - beautifully written and beautifully performed- give yourself a treat and listen..

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  • Miss Rigby
  • 22-03-2019

I found this pretty boring

excellent narration but this is a pretty boring story. I was waiting and waiting for something exciting and it never came. Given the raving reviews I expected much more. I'm really disappointed.

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  • Mr. Oliver Barron
  • 29-03-2019

Excellent narration, pretty boring plot

I really enjoyed the narration and documentary style delivery. The story of the band and their journey was pretty vanilla. I found Daisy Jones irritatingly whimsical.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-03-2019

Fab

Would recommend it definately on Audible. fantastic, well documented and brave. Would listen to it again and again

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  • Min
  • 27-03-2019

Just great, hooks you in from the start and keeps you interested until the end. Great performances from all the actors

Great performance and great story. Really enjoyed the audible version . Highly recommended and very entertaining

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  • Mark
  • 25-03-2019

Very Special

where does one begin..this book was certainly not of the genre I normally listen to but I feel quite privileged to have experienced it..as exprienced it seems more appropriate than listened to or read. this book will stay with me for a long time im sure and quite honestly if it doesn't touch you in some small way I would check you still have a pulse...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-03-2019

Stunning

This is a stunningly beautiful book, that will have you laughing, crying and wishing you had been part of the band. A refreshing read and one for everyone to enjoy.

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  • Natallie
  • 22-03-2019

Fabulous . A gem of an audiobook

This is a brilliant book really brought to life as an audiobook. Performances are all excellent, the story unique and so refreshing after the hundred clone detective, unthrilling thrillers and Gone Girl books that are everywhere right now.

I love the way this never tried to be a story where all worked out well, it was just an honest account of a band that was believable. I would have loved it to have gone on a bit longer.

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  • V Nerd - Reviews by Audio Killed the Bookmark
  • 21-03-2019

This one deserves ALL of the stars!!

Daisy is kind of a Nobody, with being a Somebody dreams, so she makes those dreams a reality, she is exactly the girl who she wants to be and will not change for anyone! #FistBump!

Told in the style of a Interview/Documentary, this is the story of how Daisy Jones, met The Six, how the band became a household name in the 70’s, how they sold out stadiums and the like.

It also tells the story of what happens after the audience goes home, after the lights have gone out, and after the fans have had their share of you.

It is about Sex, Drugs, and Rock N Roll, and it is also about how and what the band thought about each other, and their take on their own story.

Because it is being told by each member of the band, you get 7 or more different takes of the same story, but who’s account is really true?

I ADORED this story, it is so cleverly written and so believable, TJR has such a clever way of spinning her stories, once again I found myself Googling “Are Daisy Jones and the Six a real band?” *Spoiler – They’re not”

*Although they may be in the near future as this book has been grabbed by Reece Witherspoon for her Sunshine Books Read, and it is currently going into production for a TV series, I can’t wait to see the casting!

If you are going to grab ANY book this year, make sure it’s this one, you wont regret it I promise.

Think of this as a kind of Fleetwood Mac story, except you get to know the full story, warts and all.

🎧🎧 – I’m not sure if I can talk about the narration without getting all gushy, from what I have read, TJR cast the audio narrators herself, if this is the case, I bow down to her awesomeness, because it is PERFECTION!!!

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